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. This new Alexa skill supports all Canary devices; with it, device owners can say something like, "Alexa, show me Camera Name" to pull up a video feed on their preferred device. On Thursday, the company announced that the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus speakers, which are all powered by Alexa, are now widely available for purchase by all customers in India.
Echo devices are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around the speaker's voice.
It has been over three months since Amazon originally released the Echo devices in the country and expectedly, the Alexa Skills portfolio for India has greatly increased during this period. A new feature available now that wasn't available before is Alexa to Alexa voice calling to voice call your friends and family.
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. In addition, users can now also set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command.
Coming to Echo Plus, the smart speaker also doubles as a smart hub, which makes it easier to connect to compatible smart home devices. Alternatively, the range will also be available in over 350 retail stores across 20 cities, including Croma, Crossword, and Reliance Digital. "With the introduction of the VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa, we're excited to expand voice controls, giving users with Alexa-enabled products a convenient way to control key features on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs and displays".