Post the launch of its smart speakers in India, Amazon slashed the prices of the devices by up to Rs 4,000. If you go to the Amazon India website right now, you will see that all three – Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo dot, and Amazon Echo Plus – are selling at a reduced price.
UPDATE: BGR India got in touch with Amazon India, and we were told in a statement that the ” discount on Echo Speakers is an introductory offer and the prices have not been slashed permanently.”
As against its original launch price of Rs 4,499, the Echo dot is available for Rs 3,149. The Rs 9,999 price tag of Amazon Echo is slashed by Rs 3,000, and it is now available at Rs 6,999. Lastly, the Amazon Echo Plus gets the highest price cut, with the Rs 14,999 smart speaker, now available at Rs 10,499. ALSO READ: Amazon makes Alexa ‘desi’ with support for Hinglish
Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus are voice-controlled speakers that are known for having Amazon’s artificial intelligence (AI) personal assistant Alexa built-in. These speakers, essentially, allow users to talk to it to carry out tasks such as playing music or setting reminders. From making phone calls, controlling your smart home, controlling your TV to play music Alex is trained to do everything. The speakers need to be tethered to a power source at all times. ALSO READ: Amazon Alexa can now whisper, bleep, change its pitch
Amazon has teamed up with local companies to create India-specific skills. These companies include NDTV, Ola Cabs, Sportskeeda, Syska, and Time of India, among others. This means you can ask for updates from these apps with a simple voice command. Amazon says that there are already 10,000 skills available in India. For music in particular, users in India will have access to Amazon Music, Saavn, and TuneIn. ALSO READ: Google Assistant to take over Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung Bixby by 2021: Report