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Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Free Calls In The US

Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Free Calls In The US”

The Echo Spot includes second-generation far field technology with four built-in microphones, acoustic beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation, which enables it to respond to commands from across a noisy, crowded room. Amazon also launched Echo Buttons which can be used for gaming sessions by establishing a connection with Amazon Echo speakers. Oh, and there's also a new 4K Fire TV. The Amazon ECHO line up consists of two new smart speakers Echo and the Echo Plus as well as the Echo Spot that is basically an alarm clock speaker with a display. The speaker's sound quality has been improved with a Dolby-powered dedicated woofer and tweeter.

If you own a Amazon Echo, you can now play all your songs from Microsoft Groove account, thanks to the Starfish Groove app for the device.

The Amazon Echo PlusNow there's a premium version of the Echo.

Users can give the command, "Alexa, discover my devices", to trigger the Echo Plus to find and set up lights, smart locks, electrical plugs, switches, and other devices without additional apps or hubs. The report says that the original launch date for the device was mid-2018.

The Echo Plus will retail for $150 and release on October 31. The Spot looks a bit similar to an alarm clock, sporting a 2 1/2-inch screen. That's the same sort of functionality we have on the Echo Show, of course.

You can use the screen to display lyrics, shopping lists, calendar reminders, weather forecasts, and more. You can already watch YouTube videos on your smartphone, tablet, PC, and even a smart TV.

If you like the idea of using your Echo as a speakerphone, you might want to add an Echo Connect to the mix.

In fact the Echo Connect does nothing on its own, so you need another Echo of some description as well to actually make use of it. You will then be able to chose whether or not to share your number with the people you are calling.

Why would I want an Echo Connect?

It will be available on December 13. It's ideal for something like a trivia game that lets players buzz in with an answer or for a rhythm game that has you hit the button to the beat of a song.

Live video from your connected cameras works on the Fire TV, but the experience still needs a lot of work.

Here's how it works: You'll need a second-generation Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

Just like every Amazon product that's part of this line-up, the Fire TV is Alexa-enabled.

Echo Show is created to disappear into your home, so that it's always available when you need Alexa, but otherwise fades into the background.



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