Amazon has announced the availability of Echo Spot in India. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa, along with the added convenience of a screen, alowwing Alexa to show you things. The Echo Spot is available at Rs. 12,999 on www.amazon.in/echospot.
With Echo Spot, users can view calendar, see weather update, check the time, wake up to music alarms, turn your lights on and off, see shopping and to do lists and more. You can use Echo Spot’s front-facing camera to start Alexa-to-Alexa voice-controlled video calls or send messages. For instance, you can simply say, 'Alexa, call dad,' or 'Alexa, send a message to Vinay.'
Video calls work between any two Echo Spot devices and also with the Alexa companion app, wich is available on Android and iOS app stores. With the Drop-In feature, now you can visit the living room to see what your loved ones are up to. The instant convenience of Drop In is available on all Echo devices in India including the Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus.
Echo Spot is also a handy screen to catchup on short videos, such as news briefings from news providers like NDTV, Aaj Tak, Times Now and India Today. Prime members can shop on any Echo device using only their voice. With Echo Spot, you can also see the product image, title, price and user ratings on the screen when shopping. Purchase products immediately or add items easily to your shopping list or your shopping cart.
'Echo Spot combines the popular design of the Echo Dot with the added benefit of a display. With the screen, Alexa adds an enriching visual experience to voice activation and control. We are excited to bring Echo Spot to our customers in India,' said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.
Thousands of skills from Alexa India store are also available for the Echo Spot. You can utilise Echo Spot’s glanceable screen to watch cricket highlights on ESPNCricinfo, see recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes, view cab options and booking details of your Ola cab, see the latest horoscope and astrology videos from GaneshaSpeaks, discover restaurants with Zomato, view album art when you listen to your favourite music, and do a lot more.
Echo Spot can also be connected to home entertainment system through Bluetooth or a 3.5mm stereo cable to voice activate your home entertainment system. Browse songs on your Echo Spot by asking Alexa to show or play songs by genre, artist, decade, composer, film, language and so on. Control the music playback experience on Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn. With the multi-room music feature, you can play your favorites throughout your home, with synchronised music across all your Echo devices.
Echo Spot is available in black and white for Rs. 12,999. The device is also available at the Amazon devices kiosk in Bengaluru and Mumbai, and over 350 offline retail outlets across 20 cities in India.
Amazon has also announced that users can purchase Echo Spot at Rs. 10,499 at select retailers across India including Croma, Reliance and Vijay Sales for a limited period only.