Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to Australia

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Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to Australia

It specifically builds on the two-way intercom feature released last summer which lets you speak to individual Echo devices and have a person reply.

A week after showcasing Alexa to over 10 thousand local industry members, Amazon has moved to further expand its voice capabilities in Australia, making its latest Echo product available for pre-order. For example for a home with Alexa setup in the majority, they can choose to use Alexa, but a household that uses Google Home and Google Assistant devices, then obviously Google Assistant might be preferred.

Ever since Amazon arrived in Australia, the online retailer has been doing what it can to get itself in the hands of more Aussies. There has been talks on Google working on their own Smart speaker with a screen.

At least that's what it looks like, because in the Echo Spot, Amazon is providing a small 1.4 inch speaker to match a 2.5 inch screen all sitting in a circular body measuring a similar size to an old-fashioned ringing bell alarm clock.

These things might be news, weather, video calls, Alexa skills and much more. Or use Echo Spot in the kitchen to easily set and view timers, call friends and family with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App, see shopping and to do lists, and more. Echo Spot can also directly connect to speakers through Bluetooth or using a 3.5mm stereo cable, enabling you to add Alexa to your home entertainment system.

The new Alexa Announcements feature for the Echo range will let you record a message through your smart speaker, and have it broadcast around the home. Just as you can tell Alexa now to play a flash news briefing you will now be able to ask Alexa to show the news.

However, have had privacy concerns with the camera in the Echo Spot as Amazon is keen for its users to place the device in the bedroom. It'll cost you AU$199.

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