Amazon Echo Is A New Always On Siri-Style Speaker Assistant And More
- EASY SETUP
Connect to your home network with a simple setup, guided by the free companion app on Fire OS and Android, plus desktop and iOS browsers.
- FAST WI-FI
Echo is always on and connected to Wi-Fi so it's ready to respond instantly.
Stream your favorite music services like Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora from your phone or tablet.
Amazon Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:
- News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
- Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
- Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists.
- Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
- More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.
FAR-FIELD VOICE RECOGNITION
Tucked under Echo's light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even while it's playing music.
Amazon is shipping a dedicated Echo app to go with the speaker, which runs on Fire OS and Android, as well as a web-based app for iOS via Safari, and for control via your desktop. You can use this to set up your service, to view and monitor alarms, check reminders and shopping lists you create and generally check info you input via the speaker itself.
Amazon’s Echo will be sold for $199 for its regular customers, or $99 for Prime members and is an invitation only at this time from the company. It’s one of Amazon's highly secretive projects where they design and build innovative gadgets for consumers. This idea was talked about before but it seems Amazon has beat the other players to the front. If your lucky enough to be selected by Amazon to be one of the first to receive this product we would love to hear your reviews and thoughts.