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Amazon's Rolling Out Intercom-Style Alexa Announcements in the UK From Today

Amazon's Rolling Out Intercom-Style Alexa Announcements in the UK From Today”

The Echo Spot offers Alexa functionality, with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things.

You can pre-order the Echo Spot from today for $199, and it will be available on April 26th.

That said, when CNET's senior associate editor (and smart home pro) Ry Crist tested out the Echo Spot, his verdict was that it was still very much a voice-first user interface.

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That means if you place it in the kitchen, you'll be able to talk to friends and family from the Echo speaker, or if you place it next to your bed, you'll be able to do all of those convenient video calls from the comfort of your own bed. Instead you simply say to your Echo "Alexa, announce that X" and the virtual assistant will relay that messages to other Echo's on your network.

It specifically builds on the two-way intercom feature released last summer which lets you speak to individual Echo devices and have a person reply.

With compatible smart home devices, Echo Spot can integrate all of the smart home capabilities that customers love about Alexa-turn on the lights, view your live camera feed from the nursery, set up Routines, control the temperature and more. The smart speakers can already make calls to other Alexa devices, while the Drop In feature lets you have a conversation with one other Alexa device in your home or with another person's device in your contacts book. For example for a home with Alexa setup in the majority, they can choose to use Alexa, but a household that uses Google Home and Google Assistant devices, then obviously Google Assistant might be preferred. It will also be available from the 26th from JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Officeworks.



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