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Amazon announces new Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show powered by AZ1 Neural Edge processor

Alongside the launch of the new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon today unveiled a new lineup of Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers. The latest additions to the company's Echo product line include the new 4th-Gen Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot with clock, Echo Dot Kids Edition, and the Echo Show 10. All...

[Update: Available] Onida launches a smart TV in India with Amazon’s Fire TV software

Onida, formally known as MIRC Electronics, is an Indian TV brand that was very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s for its CRT televisions. After plummeting initially to the wave of Plasma TVs, and eventually LCD and LED TVs, and competition from international brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG, Onida has transitioned into a...

[Update 1: Indian Pricing] Here are all the Echo and Alexa announcements Amazon made today

Amazon's ecosystem has become amazingly powerful as of the past few years, and the company, which used to be a simple online retailer, is now fiercely competing toe-to-toe with Google in the AI market space. Amazon's Echo line of AI smart home devices, which compete with Google's Google Home line, is considerably more successful than...

Amazon Alexa gains support for Hindi/Hinglish conversations

Hindi is one of the two official languages for the Government of India, the other being English. Contrary to popular belief, Hindi is not the national language of India (the Constitution of India does not define a national language), but it is still the most spoken language in the country. As per the census data...

Amazon announces the more affordable Echo Show 5 smart display for $90/₹8,999

Amazon has plans to plant its Echo devices to in all walks of your life. Not just in the living room, bedroom, or the kitchen, but also your car – and also bringing Alexa to your toilet seats through partners. While voice interactions remain to be the key here, Amazon also wants to capitalize on...

Amazon wants to put Alexa into everything: Cars, Clocks, Microwaves, Subwoofers, Plugs, and more

The Amazon Echo ecosystem is rapidly expanding. At a surprise event in Seattle today, Amazon is announcing a bunch of new products with Amazon Alexa integration. The Echo line is always featured front and center in Amazon's army of devices. They have announced a redesigned Echo Dot, a subwoofer called Echo Sub, a Chromecast Audio...

[Update: Maybe Not] Motorola may launch a Google Home Mini/Amazon Echo Dot competitor

The virtual assistant devices have become quite popular for those who want more out of their connected devices. These virtual assistants, such as Siri and Google Assistant, originated on iOS and Android respectively. But Amazon created an entire hardware market for these virtual assistant services with the Amazon Echo. The Echo was quite a successful device...

Alexa Cast is Amazon’s answer to the Chromecast Audio, but it only works with Amazon Music

One of the many great features you get with owning a Chromecast is the ability to cast pretty much any media you want. You can stream Netflix, YouTube, Spotify - even Amazon Music - directly to it. You can use an Amazon Alexa device as an audio-based Chromecast, but there's a catch - it only...

Amazon Fire TV Cube combines the Amazon Echo and Fire TV into a single device

Amazon and Google have been the two major players in the smart speaker market, but it was Amazon who enjoyed a big lead through most of this time. Data released last month showed that Google was actually able to beat Amazon in overall sales for Q1 2018. This was the first time that had happened...

Google Home and Amazon Echo Devices Dominate the Smart Speaker Market with 92% Market Share

For most people, the idea of having a smart speaker in your house seems a bit unnecessary. It's definitely not one of those products that someone needs, but it can add a level of convenience for a lot of people in certain circumstances. As of right now, there are two major players in the smart...

Amazon Launches the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Prime Music in Canada

Amazon has control over 80% of the smart speaker market and the company is still making a lot of progress with the technology. They recently launched a number of new Amazon Echo products but regional availability is still something they really need to work on. The company has now officially announced that the Amazon Echo,...

Amazon Alexa App Now Available in India for the Upcoming Release of Echo

Amazon released Alexa and Echo for India on October 4, and now the Amazon Alexa app is available in India on the Google Play Store. The timing of the release of the app in India is crucial as the Amazon Echo lineup of smart speakers will ship to consumers later this week, and the app...