Amazon Echo is now available in India

16 February, 2018, 07:02 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Amazon Echo is now available in India

Amazon's Alexa devices already have integration with several home security camera systems, and Canary is the latest. Using their voice, users can incrementally adjust volume, to change the input of a playback device, switch a VIZIO SmartCast display on and off and even control playback functions such as fast forward, rewind and pause on select apps.

Amazon recently brought its Echo smart speakers powered by their own digital Assistant, Alexa to India.




It's a server-side update, so nothing has to be done from your side, except that you need to update the Alexa App. Restricting it to the "Only my household" setting will ensure that only your family members get to use the feature to connect to your Echo devices. You can do it by tapping the conversations icon in the bottom of the application.

Notably, the Echo devices also feature an Alexa-to-Alexa calling and messaging feature. So, for example, if there's a Canary camera in the baby's room and it is named "Baby's Room", just say, "Alexa, show the Baby's Room". They are of course available online as well, and unlike earlier, you will no longer need an invite to purchase one from Amazon India. With multi-room music, users can listen to music in any of their rooms or have multiple Echo speakers in the same room for a more engaging experience. Starting today, customers can get their hands on all the three Echo devices without having an invite. To use multi-room music, first you will have to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group, such as "everywhere". According to the Amazon, the Indian consumers now have access to over 12,000 skills on the Echo smart speakers. In addition, users can now also set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command. Another way to set up a profile is using Alexa app on your phone.

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