In many cases, they trigger Alexa devices (it happens a lot), and whilst most of the time they are programmed to recognise them for what they are and ignore them, on this occasion, the complainant has a successful order of Purina cat food. The Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus speakers were initially available only via invitation with a 30 percent discount and 1 free year of Amazon Prime membership worth Rs.999.
In a bid to localize its smart device ecosystem, Amazon has improved its Alexa assistant by making it more aware of local topics.
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.
After a long wait, Amazon today introduced new features to its digital assistant Alexa in India.
Echo devices are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around the speaker's voice.
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 enhance the experience, Amazon has added a new multi-room music feature that allows you to play and control music across multiple Echo devices simultaneously. In addition, users can set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command.
And then there's the issue of people visiting yaour home and playing around with your Echo device by shouting "Alexa" at it repeatedly.
"We are grateful to the customers across India who have helped create the Alexa experience during the invite phase", Jayshree Gururaj, director at Amazon Devices was quoted as saying in the company's release.
Along with the start of offline sales via its partners, Amazon has also removed the invite system from their website for getting an Echo smart speaker. Note, as a launch offer, Amazon is also offering Philips Hue bulb for free with the purchase of Echo Plus on amazon.in and select retail outlets.