Amazon announced a handful of products yesterday, including Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show 10, new Fire TV stick, Fire TV stick Lite. Amazon has redesigned the Echo and Echo Dot smart speaker giving it a spherical shape and new features this time. The refreshed Fire TV stick will also bring an updated user interface, personalized homepage, enhanced Alexa voice integration, and more.
Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, new Fire TV stick, Fire TV stick Lite pricing, availability
Echo Dot with the clock will cost you Rs 5,499 and be available in white and blue options.
Echo Dot is now available for pre-order in India and will go on sale later this year. The availability of the Echo Dot with the clock is not announced yet.
Echo specifications and features
Amazon has revamped the new Echo by giving it a spherical shape. The LED light ring is placed at the bottom of the sphere. It comes with a 3-inch woofer, dual firing tweeters, and Dolby processing that offers stereo sound. Echo comes with a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and supports Bluetooth Low Energy that, as per the company, helps conserve the energy.
Echo Dot specifications and specifications
The new-gen Echo Dot comes in a spherical design and fabric finish. It features a 1.6-inch front-firing speaker. The smart speakers come in a separate variant with a clock. This Echo Dot with clock sports LED display shows time, outdoor temperature, timers, and alarms. It also comes with a tap-to-snooze feature.
Echo Show 10 specification and features
Echo Show 10 features a 10.1-inch rotating display that automatically turns and faces the user as soon as they start giving it voice commands. It comes with triple speakers and a 13 MP front camera. It can be used for video calling, watching videos, and more. It also comes with a built-in smart home hub that will allow users to connect it to other smart devices in their homes.
Amazon Fire TV stick features
The new Fire TV stick is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core chipset, which, as claimed by the company, is 50 percent more powerful than the previous generation. It comes with support for Dolby Atmos, dual-band, dual-antenna WiFi connections. It also offers faster streaming in 1080p at 60fps with HDR compatibility.
As for the remote, the Alexa Voice remote comes with dedicated buttons for power, mute, volume, etc.
Amazon Fire TV stick Lite features
The new Fire TV stick Lite comes with HDR support and Alexa Voice Remote Lite to let users control, launch, and find content.
According to Amazon, the Fire TV UI has also been updated. It will now offer a personalized experience for up to six family members by recommending them content based on their viewing history, watch lists, preferred settings, and more. The enhanced Alexa integration will now recognize the voice and switch accounts when asked, “Alexa, switch to my account.”