Amazon now has Echo Auto, an Alexa assistant for your vehicle

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With a bigger focus on the smart home, Amazon is also adding local voice control to the Echo Plus.

"Amazon's announcements are sharp reminders to Apple and Google that Alexa has a significant lead that it is working meticulously to maximize", Blaber said.

To give your existing Echo speaker a deeper range, Amazon announced Echo Sub. However, will there be a listening ear to this wall clock too?!?!?

Enter Echo Auto, Amazon's big play to turn your dumb vehicle into a smart one. As we all as the AmazonBasics microwave oven (Alexa, cook my dinner!) which will cost just US$60 there's an Echo Wall Clock, a multi-room speaker amp so Amazon can try to start cutting Sonos' lunch, a smart plug so you can use Alexa with nearly any device in your home that uses electricity and the Ring Stick Up cam - an indoor/outdoor security camera with 1080p video, night vision, motion detection and IPX5 water resistance.

The Dot's softer look is a marked improvement on the hard, hockey puck style of the previous Echo Dot, and there's no price change, so there's really no reason to miss the old one, unless you really like hockey pucks.

As always you can improve the sound quality by connection via 3.5mm or Bluetooth to other speakers. What would be even better, Amazon wants us to believe, is if you could ask Alexa to talk to your outside visitors. The Echo Sub will set you back by Rs 12,999.

"They're going to be a lot less transactional, and a lot more conversational", said David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices and services who introduced the new gadgets at company headquarters in Seattle. You can listen to your morning briefing on your way to work, your favorite music and podcasts via services that already work with Alexa.

The idea here is that Amazon will show you information as opposed to mere telling you it, with news, weather, a shopping list, and more found here, and it's a touchscreen as well. The description says that you will be able to pair the subwoofer wirelessly with two compatible Echo devices to get a stereo sound setup.

"Today, we're excited to expand the number of ways that customers can add Alexa to their homes, so they can use Alexa to make their lives more convenient and easy".

Amazon has announced the launch of its new line-up of Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers in India.

And Skype is the other important part, because with a 5 megapixel camera built into the front, the Echo Show can be used to talk to friends and family with Skype.

Set your preferred speaker for music playback in your Alexa app-be it an Echo device, a third-party AVS speaker, or a multi-room music group.

But while the devices themselves were impressive-if not for their depth, but for their breadth-it was the new abilities and skills that Alexa is gaining that will help keep Amazon's voice assistant one step ahead-or at least on a par with-Google Assistant.

Echo Link and Echo Amp Link.

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