Back in November, Amazon officially announced that support for Apple Music was coming to its Echo smart speaker lineup, with Alexa support in tow.
Apple’s first smart speaker, the HomePod, launched earlier this year with a price tag of $349. That wasn’t necessarily cheap, but it’s also not the most expensive option out there, either — especially for the quality of sound it produces.
Amazon and Apple recently struck a deal that would (finally) see Apple officially selling its products directly to consumers via the digital storefront.
While Apple was definitely not the first company to launch a mobile payment option, it was the arrival of Apple Pay that sent the market into overdrive.
If you haven’t opted to make the HomePod, Apple’s first smart speaker, your go-to option and instead have gone with options from Amazon, then you may be happy to know they are learning some more tricks this week.
Amazon has jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon with its ‘Seven Days of Black Friday’ deals. The e-commerce giant is offering hefty discounts on its own hardware devices like the Echo series of speakers, Fire tablets, along with other electronic items. Check out our roundup of the best Black Friday 2018 deals on Amazon.
Amazon has had Apple products on its platform in the past, but those devices were available from third-party sellers, and not Apple (or its authorized resellers) directly.
Apple continues to echo its statement that a recent report regarding Chinese spy chips being installed on some servers is inaccurate, and now executives from the other named companies in the original report are weighing in again.
There are a lot of smart speaker options out there, with the market getting even more crowded as the days go by. But one thing remains true even as 2018 starts to wind down: Amazon is leading the charge in the home.
Amazon has had the Paperwhite line of Kindle eReaders around for quite some time, and the lineup is finally getting one of its most oft-requested features.