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An Amazon spokeswoman told CNN the device, like its other Echo speakers, only listens for the wake word "Alexa". The ability to make hands-free video calls to any Echo Spot or Echo Show, making for a thoroughly modern way to say goodnight to your significant other.

Amazon, after launching the Echo range of speakers in India has now introduced the Amazon Echo Spot at an introductory price of Rs 10,499. "We are excited to bring Echo Spot to our customers in India".

The new Fire TV is expected to respond to remote voice commands and receive notifications through the speaker, even when the TV is switched off. Amazon Prime members get access to Amazon Prime music Prime video and voice shopping.

The Spot is one of the first speakers to feature a display. A user can purchase products immediately or add items easily to his/her shopping list or shopping cart. Echo Spot's screen enhances your experience of Drop In - you can now visit the living room to see what your loved ones are up to.

The device supports streaming services and more including food ordering from Zomato or requesting a ride from Ola. It also comes with a replacement guarantee for two years, so even if the kids decide to use it as a singing hockey puck, you're covered - no questions, no quibbles.

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Like with previous Echo devices, users can browse songs on Echo Spot by asking Alexa to show or play songs by genre, artiste, decade, composer, film, language, and more.

Amazon has been pushing further into hardware in recent years and has been boosting the capabilities and availability of Alexa. At time of writing there are seven devices (not including third-party units) dedicated to the voice assistant. Buy 2 Echo devices for Rs.14,999.

There's a new Amazon Echo - and it's meant specifically for kids. Amazon wants to test domestic robots in it employees' homes by the end of the year, have them ready for consumers as early as 2019, according to Bloomberg. "Our target groups for Echo devices are families that are technology-friendly and willing to spend for convenience". That service comes with expletive and ad-free radio, 300 age-appropriate Audible audiobooks, alarms that sound like characters your kids are obsessed with but you know nothing about, and kid-friendly premium Alexa skills from the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. The campaign, which is targeting millennials, is created to encourage the use of voice assistants on Android phones, particularly for navigation, playing audio and texting.

The smart speaker market in India is getting exciting.

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