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Amazon brings Alexa-to-Alexa calling & multi-room music to India

15 February 2018

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An Amazon spokesman said adverts are "digitally marked" to prevent them triggering other Echo devices. Echo Dot is available at a price of Rs 4,499, Echo for Rs 9,999, and Echo Plus for Rs 14,999.

After a long wait, Amazon today introduced new features to its digital assistant Alexa in India. "Just ask, and Alexa will answer questions, play music, turn the lights on and off, give sports scores, check the weather, call your friends and family and more", the company says.

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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.

As a refresher, the Echo Dot retails for ₹4,499, the regular Echo is on sale for ₹9,999, and the Echo Plus with built-in smart home hub is available for ₹14,999. Just go to echo.amazon.com in your browser and you'll be able to log-in and control your device without needing a phone. While these features have been available in many other countries for quite some time now, they weren't made available for customers in India so far. If you have more than one Echo devices setup in your home, you can now play music on them simultaneously. Using the voice-controlled Alexa, you can also set up routines to perform a series of actions from a single voice command, shop on Amazon using voice, and choose from over 12,000 skills for the connected experience.

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To recall, Amazon launched its Echo devices in India back in October previous year, but to be able to purchase these devices, customers had to wait for an invite. "Since Alexa runs in the cloud, she is always getting smarter - the Alexa experience in India continues to evolve with new features, even better speech recognition, new localised skills, expanded music selection, and more".

Amazon brings Alexa-to-Alexa calling & multi-room music to India