Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot and Prime Music coming to India by Diwali

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Last year Amazon filed a trade mark application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the various iterations of the blue rings which appear on the top of the Echo devices (depicted below). It is said that the company is now testing two variants of the same i.e. Echo and Echo Dot.

Amazon is reportedly gearing up to launch the wireless speaker Echo with its virtual assistant Alexa in India. The Echo Dot and Echo will be available by the beginning of Deepavali.

So, in India, the Echo Dot will support Prime Music and Gaana said the report. Amazon India is gearing up to launch its own artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa-powered smart home device Echo Dot and Prime Music in the country by this Diwali, reported Gadgets 360. Apple Music and Google Play Music, both of which are available in India, are not available via Amazon's Echo devices internationally, and that will be the case in India as well.

Currently, in the USA the Echo is retailing for about $179, whereas the Echo Dot is currently retailing for about $50.

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The smart speaker from Amazon will have Alexa smart AI onboard and will support Amazon Prime Music. Analysts have also been predicting the price of the Echo speaker - some have been pointing at a Rs 5000 - Rs 6000 range whereas others have also indicated at a sub-Rs 3000 price tag as the device is available for around $50 in the US.

The same goes for this Alexa Voice Service Device SDK, which is now open to all developers through a free, open source license on GitHub.

According to an estimation from investment banking advisory firm Evercore, the Echo Dot is sold at a price between 10 and 20 percent less than the cost of the hardware.

We hope that the company launches the devices very soon in India since there are no smart speakers out there in the India market.

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