Amazon Echo is a innovative product by Amazon which follows your voice command to provide features like News and weather information, play music, set alarms and lists, Get information from Wikipedia.
Amazon Echo uses ‘Alexa’ as wake up word, when it hears Alexa Echo starts listening to you.
The device consists of a 9-inch (23 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a microphone array consisting of seven sensors. The speaker is said to be fine tuned and able to get sound into every part of the room. Amazon has been developing Echo inside its Lab126 offices in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Mass., for at least four years. The device, codenamed Doppler or Project D, was part of Amazon’s first attempt to expand its device portfolio beyond the original Kindle reader.
- Ask for News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
- Play Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
- Set Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists.
- Ask Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
- Easy to setup: Connect to your home network with a simple setup, guided by the free companion app on Fire OS and Android, plus desktop and iOS browsers.
- Always Connected to Fast Wi-Fi : Echo is always on and connected to Wi-Fi so it’s ready to respond instantly.
- Bluetooth-enabled: Stream your favorite music services like Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora from your phone or tablet.
- More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.
Echo is initially going to be made available by invitation only to members of Amazon Prime at an exclusive price of $99. After this, the speaker will become available for $199 on the company’s own marketplace website.
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The Echo can play music from such as iHeartRadio, Amazon Prime Music and TuneIn Plus and it offers 360 degree audio to fill the room completely. When the Echo launches, it will come with an accompanying smartphone app for Fire OS and Android.