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Amazon Echo is now available in India

Amazon Echo is now available in India

The Amazon Echo Dot is available for purchase at Rs 4,499, the Echo for Rs 9,999, and the Echo Plus is now available at Rs 14,999. "If you asked Alexa to order something by accident, simply say "no" when asked to confirm". The e-commerce giant has confirmed that their entire Amazon Echo lineup will now be available in the offline market too. Echo devices, in simple terms, are voice-controlled speakers and are basically designed around the user's voice. With far-field voice control, you can do all this from across the room using just your voice.

Back in October previous year, Amazon launched its Echo, Echo Plus (review), and Echo Dot smart speakers in India, but instead of opting for an open sale route, the company made a decision to initially sell the speakers on an invite-only basis in the country.

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.

In addition to Alexa skills, customers can also use the Amazon Music Service to access a huge library of Indian and global music. In the near future, developers are gearing up to add more skills to enable users to perform activities like - order food, call a taxi, control lights and more. But, that's not the scenario any longer.




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. "We are excited to make Alexa and our Echo devices available for all customers, and we can't wait to hear about their experiences".

A San Diego TV station sparked complaints after an on-air report about a girl who ordered a dollhouse via her parents' Amazon Echo caused the device in viewers' homes to also attempt to order the same item.

Amazon Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus are now available across both online and offline channels at Rs 4,999, 9,999 and 14,999 respectively. The Echo devices can be purchased from over 350 retail outlets such as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, Crossword and more in 20 cities across India. For those buying the Amazon Echo Plus online and at select retail outlets, Amazon is offering a Philips Hue bulb free.


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