Amazon Echo To Make Synchronised Smart Homes Across 20 Cities In India

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The Echo speakers are priced between Rs 4500 and Rs 15000 - the Echo Dot costs Rs 4499, the Echo costs Rs 9999 and the Echo Plus costs Rs 14999. Alexa is the brain behind Echo devices. Using their voice, users can incrementally adjust volume, to change the input of a playback device, switch a VIZIO SmartCast display on and off and even control playback functions such as fast forward, rewind and pause on select apps.

The Echo and Alexa users in the country will now be able to call or message other Echo and Alexa users for free. Restricting it to the "Only my household" setting will ensure that only your family members get to use the feature to connect to your Echo devices. In order to make or receive using Alexa, users will first need to have supported Echo devices or the free Alexa app on their Android or iOS mobile phones. The feature allows you to call into an Echo device in another room.

Routines support: You can use Routines to automate a series of customisable actions using a single voice command of your choice. Amazon had recently announced that the Alexa skills library has crossed the 12,000 number, including PM Modi's popular Mann Ki Baat programme.

To recall, all the three smart speakers by Amazon - Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus were initially available to the customers only via an Invite.

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Jayshree Gururaj, Director - Amazon Devices, said, "We are grateful to the customers across India who have helped create the Alexa experience during the invite phase". If you have more than one Echo devices setup in your home, you can now play music on them simultaneously. Months after its initial launch in India, Amazon has updated its digital assistant Alexa to introduce "Individual Voice Profiles" and "Drop-in" feature for its Echo devices.

Though this feature has been available for a number of months in the USA, the ability for Alexa to identify individual voices has now made its way to Canada.

Amazon Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus are now available across both online and offline channels at Rs 4,999, 9,999 and 14,999 respectively.