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Amazon adds Alexa to all the things, ramping up the stickiness

Amazon adds Alexa to all the things, ramping up the stickiness”

"Can someone come and turn my lights off. Thanks". The company has introduced Echo Show (2nd gen), Echo Sub and Echo Dot and other Echo devices last week.

By Amazon, this new Echo plus is named as the second generation Echo Plus, just because Amazon has changed its design and gave it a new look, also included the 360-degree audio play by Dolby and also a temperature sensor. It will be available in three colours, black, grey and white starting at Rs 4,499. The Echo input can be connected with any of the regular speakers with the help of a 3.5mm connector.

Amazon Echo Plus: Just like a year ago, the new Echo Plus offers the same features as the regular Echo.

To enable WRAL news headlines as part of Echo's Flash Briefing, open Settings from the left sidebar in the Alexa app, tap Flash Briefing, tap Get more Flash Briefing content and search for WRAL. The new Echo Plus is available for Rs 14,999.

The music streaming service offers millions of songs and thousands of playlists along with a number of Alexa-powered voice controls.

Users can connect Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound, the company informed.

This approach has been adopted across the Echo range for 2018 and makes the aesthetic much closer to that favoured by the Google Home Max and Apple HomePod.

Others have also taken to social media to vent their frustrations with one Alexa fans saying: "Any clues when my life might go back to normal?- Amazon Alexa is down in the United Kingdom and Echo gadgets have crashed around the country".

In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said: "This morning we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers' ability to interact with the service". Using the 3.5mm audio port or Bluetooth, you can enable nearly any speaker lying in your house to be voice-enabled and get the AI prowess of Alexa.

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