The leaks build upon an earlier report from Nikkei Asian Review, which suggested Google was eyeing an “aggressive” release of a screen-equipped smart speaker. At present, Alexa has more than 20,000 skills developed by third-party developers and according to reports, in the USA alone, Alexa has more than 30,000 skills. Users can say, “What’s the weather in LA?” The refreshed Echo Plus speaker also features an all-new fabric design as well as a built-in Zigbee hub and a larger 63.5mm Neodymium woofer for deeper bass and increased back volume.
As of now it is available only via invitation for $25/unit.
Alongside a new lineup of Echo devices, Amazon today introduced new Alexa features that help make life even more convenient, safe, and entertaining. The other 2 accessories are the Echo Link and Echo Link Amp. The device comes with a $24.99 price tag which makes it the cheapest Echo device so far. As a result, the e-commerce giant is launching a live recording Fire TV Recast.
New editions of the Echo connected speakers have been redesigned for style, but the effect remains the same.
The Echo Sub is available for pre-order now and will ship from 11 October.
Automakers including BMW, Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen’s Seat brand and Toyota Motor Corp. have begun working to integrate Alexa into their vehicles. The microwave also has integrated Dash Button functionality, so it can “automatically reorder popcorn”. Ring is an innovative home security system that has been selling worldwide. A smart plug that saves you from wasting electricity, how does that sound? It works with Alexa to add voice control to any device. This subwoofer will be shipped starting on October 11th, and is for sale now for approximately $130 United States dollars.
Out of all of the other devices, people have been very excited about the Alexa powered microwave. There’s also a new feature on the Pro Echo that will allow you to give offline voice commands.
He revealed a new feature that can understand if a user whispers to the device in an attempt to keep the noise down, with Alexa now knowing to whisper in response. It has a four-microphone array which enables users to talk to Alexa from across the room.
– Whisper lets customers speak to Alexa in a whisper, try it to set an alarm or quietly ask Alexa to play lullabies for twenty minutes. Ford, BMW and Toyota have also been adding Alexa to their cars, and we expect more manufacturers to follow.
The social network has been testing the product for months, and apparently has already opened conversations with “major retailers” about it. Echo Auto also can be programmed with location-based routines to start when a driver leaves their workplace, for example.