Amazon held an Alexa-themed event today where it announced a bunch of new products including new Echo speakers, Fire TV Sticks, Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers, Ring security products, and a new cloud gaming service. Here is everything that you need to get up to speed on Amazon’s new products.
From New Echo Speakers to Luna Cloud Gaming Service, Here Is a Round up of Everything That Amazon Launched Today
Amazon has finally entered the health and wellness space with a new fitness band called Halo. It seems like Amazon wants to carve a place in the already overcrowded market of fitness bands and smartwatches. Unlike its competition, the Amazon Halo doesn’t offer a screen or display of any kind. Halo subscription is at the core of the offering and costs $3.99 per month while the band is priced at $99.99.
Apple’s AI-powered digital voice assistant, Siri, has competition from two main rivals: Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. Although Amazon doesn’t have its own smartphone platform, it has been trying as hard as possible to make inroads to Android and iOS by offering developers various ways to integrate Alexa into their services. To that end, the company has announced a new feature called ‘Alexa for Apps’.
As a limited period offer Amazon is offering three months of Amazon Music Unlimted free for new subscribers. Amazon Music Unlimited will slot in perfectly especially if you own Amazon Echo devices. Earlier, Amazon Music Unlimited users would get a one-month free trial, now with this offer they can get a three-month free subscription.
Apple is now allowing customers to purchase movies and TV shows through Amazon’s Prime Video app on Apple TV, iPads, and iPhones. While the Cupertino-based company doesn’t usually allow developers to skip Apple’s in-app purchase screen, it seems that Amazon is being exempt from giving the usual 30% cut from the purchases.
As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic forces companies and governments all over the world to advise people to work from home, video streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube have started downgrading video quality in some regions. This is to help preserve the internet bandwidth for people working from home.
Music streaming war is heating up with Amazon Music passing 55 million customer mark. Amazon Music seems to be closing the gap and catching up with Apple Music and Spotify.
Amazon has announced an ad-supported tier of Amazon Music to take on Spotify and Apple Music. The free version of Amazon Music will be available to customers who don’t have an Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited membership.
Amazon has launched a new Kindle that is specifically built for kids. The Kindle Kids Edition was launched alongside Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet. This is the first time Amazon has come up with a Kindle meant for kids. Amazon is also offering colorful cases for $20 and is bundling in two-year warranty and one-year free access to FreeTime Unlimited service.
Amazon today announced its new lossless music streaming service dubbed Amazon Music HD. The company will allow users to stream or download and listen to lossless music with this new service.