Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
Tech
»
1-min read

Amazon Announces Three Alexa-Enabled Speakers in India

Priced at Rs 9,999, "Echo" is a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker that allows users to access "Alexa" from anywhere in the room with far-field voice control.

IANS

Updated:October 5, 2017, 9:54 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Amazon Announces Three Alexa-Enabled Speakers in India
Representative Image. (Image: Amazon)
Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of cloud-based voice service "Alexa" in India, along with three Alexa-enabled voice-controlled speakers Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. "Alexa" delivers a customised Indian experience, including an all-new English voice with local pronunciations and intonation; support for music titles, names and places in additional non-English languages; local knowledge; and local skills from Indian developers, the company said in a statement.

"Tens of millions of customers are already using 'Alexa' and today we're excited to bring it to India with an all-new experience designed from the ground up for our customers in India," said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services. Priced at Rs 9,999, "Echo" is a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker that allows users to access "Alexa" from anywhere in the room with far-field voice control. It uses on-device software to detect the wake word, "Alexa". When Echo detects the wake word, the device's light ring turns blue and begins streaming the request to the cloud where "Alexa" processes the request.

Another device, "Echo Plus", to be available at Rs 14,999, includes all the features of Echo, including room-filling sound powered by Dolby and a far-field microphone array, and adds a built-in smart home hub. "Echo Dot" also uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo. Priced at Rs 4,499, it has a sleek and compact design and comes in either black or white. The company also said it will soon be bringing its music streaming service -- Amazon Prime Music -- to India.

Eligible customers can avail a discount of 30 percent as an introductory offer on the voice-controlled speakers. They may request an invitation to purchase devices beginning Wednesday at amazon.in. It will begin shipping the Echo speakers starting the week of October 30.

Watch Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: The Best Galaxy Note Ever


 
| Edited by: ---
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results