Amazon's Echo Dot, all-new Echo, Echo Plus smart speaker launches in India starting at Rs. 4,499

The rumors were true. Amazon India has finally launched its Echo smart speaker line up in India, including the all-new Echo, the Echo Dot and Echo Plus.

The Echo devices are integrated with Amazon's voice assistant Alexa, and you can give voice commands to perform various action. Alexa for India has been customized to better understand local pronunciations and intonation. It can also recognize non-English places, music titles, and names as well as local knowledge.

Amazon said that third party developers in the country are building new, localized skills for Alexa. At launch over 10,000 skills will be available for customers in India including streaming music from Savvan, getting news update from Times of India and NDTV, getting latest cricket score from ESPN Cricinfo, booking cab on Uber or Ola and ordering food from Freshmenu and Zomato. You'll also be able to book flights on Ibibo, control Philips Hue and Syska Rainbow LED lights and more.

The company also plans to bring Prime Music to the country soon, and it will be available as an exclusive preview on Echo, and promises to provide huge catalogue of songs and an ad-free experience. 

Amazon Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is a tiny speaker with a puck-sized shape, and has built in speaker. It features 0.6-inch tweeter and can also connect to other devices wirelessly over Bluetooth or via a wired connection using 3.5mm auxiliary cable.  It comes in Black and White color. 

Amazon Echo
It sports a cylindrical shape and is equipped with 2.5-inch downward-firing woofer, Dolby Digital and uses Amazon's far-field microphone technology and noise cancellation to pick up voice commands accurately from across the room. It also include an auxiliary jack for connecting external speaker. 

Amazon Echo Plus
It is a premium smart speaker that also functions as a smart home hub to make it easy to connect to compatible smart home appliances. It can automatically discover compatible smart devices without the need of additional hubs or apps, using a simple voice command "Alexa, discover my devices". At launch it will only work with Philips Hue’s Zigbee products

It is equipped with 2.5-inch downward-firing woofer and 360-degree omni-directional audio backed by Dolby processing, to deliver deeper bass and crisper high notes for enhanced audio experience. Similar to the Echo, the Echo Plus is equipped with far-field technology for noise cancellation,  to detect the wake word from across the room even in the noisiest parts of your home. All Echo devices has music playback controls at the top. 

The Eco Dot is the most affordable device of the lot carrying a price tag of Rs. 4,499. The second-generation speaker has been priced at Rs. 9,999, and the Echo Plus will set you back by Rs. 14,999. All three products will be available on an invite-only basis with an introductory discount of 30 percent (plus one year Prime membership), and will begin shipping from October 30.

Kaiser Bey
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Amazon's Echo Dot, all-new Echo, Echo Plus smart speaker launches in India starting at Rs. 4,499 Amazon's Echo Dot, all-new Echo, Echo Plus smart speaker launches in
India starting at Rs. 4,499 Reviewed by Kaiser on 10/04/2017 09:00:00 PM
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