Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Amazon Echo range of devices to be available offline soon

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Edmund Robinson | 16 February, 2018, 07:02

The ability to add family members to your Amazon account isn't available in India just yet, but Amazon will likely roll out the feature shortly.

Now, however, consumers in India can place an order for the base Amazon Echo model (Rs. 9,999), the Echo Dot (Rs. 4,499), or the Echo Plus (Rs. 14,999) as they would with any other product on Amazon.

Echo smart speakers are voice-controlled and have been created to always be ready to take instructions from the users. The Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus speakers were initially available only via invitation with a 30 percent discount and 1 free year of Amazon Prime membership worth Rs.999. The Individual Voice Profiles feature allows users to set up different profiles, so Alexa can offer personalised results to each of the individuals.




Amazon announced that Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus are widely available for purchase by all customers in India. To make and receive calls using Alexa, users need to have supported Echo devices or the free Alexa app on their Android or iOS mobile phones. Using Drop-in feature, you can send a text message, voice calls on Echo Show like device or a simple call, just like how you do on WhatsApp. In addition, users can set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command, shop on Amazon.in using their voice, and choose from over 12,000 Alexa skills to enhance their Echo experience. If you have more than one Echo devices setup in your home, you can now play music on them simultaneously.

After nearly six months of wait, Amazon has updated its digital assistant, Alexa, to enable "Individual Voice Profiles" and "Drop-in" feature for all the Echo Devices in India. Alternatively, the range will also be available in over 350 retail stores across 20 cities, including Croma, Crossword, and Reliance Digital.

What's more, Amazon is prone to running adverts that mention Alexa, which also might trigger the device.

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