Amazon launches Echo Spot in India, discounts Echo, Echo Dot

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Current Fire TV devices can be controlled with Alexa-however, users need to use the included voice remote control or the Amazon Alexa app on their smartphone to do so.

There is no news on when the Alexa Echo Show, which has a larger screen, will become available in India. The project, codenamed "Vesta" after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home, and family, reportedly kicked off years ago, but has been gaining steam of late.

I have learned that Amazon is working on two new Fire TV models which will both be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps. Even if you don't look at the display, the experience will not be very different from a regular Echo device.

The Spot is a small speaker so as far as the sound quality is concerned, it is slightly better than what you get with the much cheaper Echo Dot.

Users can listen to music on Echo Spot through its built-in speaker and also connect Echo Spot to a home entertainment system through Bluetooth or a 3.5mm stereo cable to voice-activate a home entertainment system.

Prospective customers can also avail no cost EMI for Echo devices on and select retailers like Croma, Reliance and Vijay Sales. Since the screen is circular in shape, Amazon has also added an option to zoom in and the video will occupy the entire circular screen rather than appearing in landscape mode.

Amazon is now promoting Echo devices at the Indian Premier League (IPL). Buy 2 Echo devices for Rs.14,999. You just won't get all that curated kids content from Amazon's major partners. For instance, if you ask for the weather there will be a weather card on show. The campaign, which is targeting millennials, is created to encourage the use of voice assistants on Android phones, particularly for navigation, playing audio and texting.

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It's likely it will be fitted with the Alexa voice-activated assistant, which means it will also be equipped with microphones and possibly even cameras. Hence, the company will be in tremendous competition with the other tech giants.

The Alexa powered device will come in handy when making video calls, listening to music and watching videos and is now available at Rs 10,499 after discount.

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