Amazon introduces Echo, monetizing homes even more

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014
  • Time to read: 1 min.

Amazon introduces Echo, a small device that comes with a build in voice assistant that answers your questions and plays music. As the TV box is voice enabled Amazon tries to be more integrated into the daily life, offering amazon services where possible to further increase the revenue generated from that “echo” enabled home.

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Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:

  • News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
  • Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
  • Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists.
  • Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
  • More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.

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