Amazon Echo range of devices to be available offline soon

Amazon Echo range of devices to be available offline soon

Online store, Amazon, has announced the availability of Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus for purchase in India. Now, Amazon has opened up the sale of its Echo speakers to all customers, so you can buy one now without using an invite. It is to be noted that when these were launched, these were available at a discount along with bundled Amazon Prime membership. For the uninitiated, the Drop-in feature makes it possible to make calls, send voice, text messages Echo devices of your friends and family.

In terms of pricing, the Amazon Echo Dot is available at Rs 4,499, the Amazon Echo costs Rs 9,999 while the Amazon Echo Plus is priced at Rs 14,999.

It's good to see Amazon has made a positive move for India and is trying to match features available in the US.

It's a server-side update, so nothing has to be done from your side, except that you need to update the Alexa App. These features include multi-room music, communications, and routines.

If you're interested, head over to each of the links above and remember that shipping is free for all of them and you get access to Alexa's more than 12000 skills, hands-free calls and messages, along with integration with Amazon Music, Saavn, and TuneIn. To use multi-room music, first you will have to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group, such as "everywhere". Routines are aimed at helping people to set off multiple operations with a single command.

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Once a Canary user enables the Alexa skill within the Alexa mobile app, they'll need to sign in with their Canary credentials, after which point they'll have prompts to follow for connecting their devices.

If you don't want your contacts to call on your Echo device, Alexa app offers few settings to limit it.

However, ASA said that Amazon had programmed Alexa to automatically cancel any orders that had not been actively confirmed by the customer.

Customers who purchase the Echo Plus from Amazon and select retail outlets will also get a Philips Hue smart bulb free.

In a bid to localize its smart device ecosystem, Amazon has improved its Alexa assistant by making it more aware of local topics.

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