Smart homes are a big deal these days, and both Amazon and Apple would prefer it if you embedded yourself in their technological means to control those devices.
There are a variety of different digital personal assistants out there, and Amazon has one of the more popular ones in Alexa.
At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, which is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nevada, there were a lot of different gadgets, devices, and technologies to show off. In typical fashion, there are a ton of different companies vying for videos and typed words about their products, some new, and some not so new at all. It’s a busy several days!
Amazon today announced that it is expanding its video streaming service Prime Video to over 200 countries and regions, including India, Belgium, France, Canada, Spain, and Italy. In these countries, Prime Video will be available at no additional cost to members of Amazon Prime.
Amazon Working On Premium Echo Speaker With Touchscreen To ‘Fend Off Competition from Google and Apple’
Amazon currently dominates the smart speaker system with its Echo smart speaker, but the company is not sitting on its laurels. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is working a premium version of its Echo speaker that will come with a seven-inch touchscreen. The e-commerce giant is taking this move to “fend off competition from Google and Apple.”
Amazon has had its X-Ray feature for a bit of time now, which lets Amazon Video users learn quite a bit more about a TV show or movie they are watching at the time.
Last month, Amazon officially launched Music Unlimited to take on the likes of Apple, Spotify, and other established music streaming services.
Amazon today launched a new streaming service specifically for Echo speakers called Music Unlimited. It’s priced at just $3.99 a month and it makes tens of millions of tracks available for unlimited and on-demand streaming — but it’s limited to just one Echo speaker.
Once a year, Amazon has its Prime Day, which offers a plethora of discounts on items from the digital storefront, but only for folks who are subscribed to the Prime service.
Everyone’s going gaga over the always plugged in Amazon Echo and its surprisingly reliant voice assistant – Alexa. If you want to see what the fuss is all about, you need to spend $180 to buy Amazon Echo. But what if you don’t? Or what if you don’t live in the US? What if you have an idea for a voice assistant integration that you want to make and test out without actually buying Echo? Buy this $4.99 app instead.