Echo Spot Now Available in India
Amazon Introduces Echo Spot – a New Member of the Echo Family with screen – to add to its existing selection of Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus
An Echo device with a screen is perfect for anywhere in the house or office — watch cricket highlights from ESPNcricinfo, voice shop with visuals from Amazon.in, see Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes, use as a nightstand with clock, play video news clips from NDTV or Aaj Tak, make video calls, watch videos with Amazon Prime Video or Daily Motion, wake up to music alarms, and much more
Bangalore, India —April 25, 2018—Today, Amazon announced that Echo Spot is available in India. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa and the added convenience of a screen so that Alexa can show you things. The Echo Spot is available at Rs 12,999 from www.amazon.in/echospot. Echo Spot fits easily into any room in your home. The size and viewing angle of the screen make it ideal for use on your desk or a nightstand so you can view your calendar, see the weather update, check the time, wake up to music alarms, turn your lights on and off, see shopping and to do lists, and more.
• Stay connected with hands-free Alexa-to-Alexa video and voice calls
Use Echo Spot’s front-facing camera to start Alexa-to-Alexa voice-controlled video calls or send a message. For instance, you can simply say, “Alexa, call dad,” or “Alexa, send a message to Vinay.” Video calls work between any two Echo Spot devices and also with the Alexa companion app that is available on Android and iOS app stores. The Drop In feature aims to recreate the feeling you get when your closest family or friends drop by for a visit or when you walk into another room to talk with someone in your family. Echo Spot’s screen enhances your experience of Drop In – now you can visit the living room to see what your loved ones are up to. The instant convenience of Drop In is available on all Echo devices in India including the Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus.
• Glance through video news bulletins and movie trailers on the screen
Echo Spot is also a handy screen to catchup on short form videos such as news briefings from news providers like NDTV, Aaj Tak, Times Now and India Today. When in the mood for a quick entertainment break, you can just ask Alexa and view videos, play movie trailers from Amazon Prime Video, Daily Motion and Vimeo.
• Browse and shop on Amazon.in using just your voice
Prime members can shop on any Echo device using only their voice. With Echo Spot, you can also see the product image, title, price and user ratings on the screen when shopping. Purchase products immediately or add items easily to your shopping list or your shopping cart.
“Echo Spot combines the popular design of the Echo Dot with the added benefit of a display,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director - Amazon Devices. “With the screen, Alexa adds an enriching visual experience to voice activation and control. We are excited to bring Echo Spot to our customers in India.”
Enjoy thousands of things to do with Alexa via skills
Thousands of skills from Alexa India store are now available for the Echo Spot. Many have been enhanced so that you can utilise Echo Spot’s glanceable screen to watch cricket highlights on ESPNCricinfo, see recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes, view cab options and booking details of your Ola cab, see the latest horoscope and astrology videos from GaneshaSpeaks, discover restaurants with Zomato, view album art when you listen to your favourite music, and more.
Play songs using just your voice or connect to your existing speakers
You can listen to music on Echo Spot through its built-in speaker. You can also connect Echo Spot to your home entertainment system through Bluetooth or a 3.5mm stereo cable to voice activate your home entertainment system. Browse songs on your Echo Spot by asking Alexa to show or play songs by genre, artiste, decade, composer, film, language and more. Control the music playback experience on Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn. With the multi-room music feature, you can play your favorites throughout your home, with synchronised music across all your Echo devices.
Echo’s far-field technology recognises your voice even from across the room
Echo Spot features second generation far-field technology with four microphones, acoustic beam-forming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. If you have more than one Echo, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you are closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).
Pricing and Availability
Echo Spot is available in black and white for Rs 12,999 and ships immediately. You can order today from www.amazon.in/echospot Echo Spot is also available at the Amazon devices kiosk in Bangalore and Mumbai, and over 350 offline retail outlets across 20 cities in India.
The all-new Echo Spot is available from www.amazon.in/echospot and select retailers across India including Croma, Reliance and Vijay Sales for ₹10,499 for a limited period only. To celebrate the launch of Echo Spot, Amazon also has attractive offers on other Echo devices for a limited time.
• Echo Spot: ₹12,999 is now ₹10,499. Buy 2 Echo Spot for ₹19,999 only.
• Echo Dot: ₹4,499 is now ₹3,999. Buy 2 Echo Dots for ₹7,499 only.
• Echo: ₹9,999 is now ₹7,999. Buy 2 Echo devices for ₹14,999.
• Echo Plus: ₹14,999 with a free Hue bulb.
Amazon and ICICI are offering an additional 10% cashback for Echo purchases made on Amazon.in with ICICI Bank cards. In addition, customers can avail no cost EMI for Echo devices on Amazon.in and select retailers like Croma, Reliance and Vijay Sales. Visit http://www.amazon.in/echo-offers.
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