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 Working On Premium Echo Speaker With Touchscreen 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.
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Apple Music was a late-comer to the streaming music market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still companies out there who haven’t launched their own options — like Amazon.
Jeff Bezos when questioned at Recode’s Code Conference as to why Amazon does not sell the Apple TV or Google Chromecast due to unacceptable business terms. The CEO said that Amazon sells plenty of competing products on Amazon, including Roku, Xbox One, and PS4, and that it wants its Prime Video player to be available on all such devices but with acceptable business terms.