Echo Input now available in India
Add the power of Alexa to existing speakers
Bangalore—January 17, 2019—Today Amazon announced the availability of Echo Input for customers in India. Echo Input lets you easily add Alexa to your existing speaker through a 3.5mm audio cable (included in the box) or via Bluetooth. It features a four-microphone array so you can talk to Alexa from across the room. Echo Input is available from today for just ₹2,999 at amazon.in/echoinput, and begins shipping immediately.
Echo Input is just 12.5mm thick – less than a deck of cards – and blends easily into every room. You can use the Alexa app (available for free for Android and iOS devices) to easily connect Echo Input to your speakers. Unlike Echo Dot, which has a built-in speaker, all audio is played through the connected speaker rather than through Echo Input itself. When connected to Echo Input, your speaker can be added to a new or existing multi-room music group. You can also adjust the volume of Echo Input with your voice. In addition to Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn you can now listen to music from Hungama and Gaana which are available on Alexa starting today.
“Our customers tell us that they love the convenience of being able to ask Alexa to play music, get information, control smart home devices, and much more,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices. “With Echo Input, we are giving users even more options to choose the best Echo device for their needs. Adding Echo Input to your existing speakers is the easiest way to begin your voice-first experience with Alexa.”
Echo Input comes with attractive launch offers from speaker brands such as Bose, JBL and UE Boom. When you purchase Echo Input with select speakers from these brands, you can get up to ₹2,999 off. Visit amazon.in/echoinputoffers for offer details.
Echo Input joins the Echo family of devices, which includes Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Sub. It will also be available in Croma, Vijay Sales and other offline retailers.
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Amazon Fire TV Stick, now with Alexa Voice Remote and TV Control
BANGALORE – January 15, 2019 – Today, Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick, its most popular streaming media stick, with Alexa Voice Remote and TV Control. Customers can now find their favourite movies and TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video or launch their favourite apps by just asking Alexa. The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is priced at ₹ 3,999.
Existing Fire TV Stick customers can also purchase the all-new Alexa Voice Remote (with TV control) separately for ₹ 1,999 to have the convenience of controlling TV functions from FTV remote itself. The Fire TV Stick with all-new Alexa Voice Remote is available for pre-order from today and will start shipping in the last week of January. For a limited period of time, the all-New Alexa Voice Remote will be available at a discount of 50%-for just ₹ 999.
The all-new Alexa Voice Remote on Fire TV Stick lets you control your complete entertainment experience and helps you quickly find the content you want, using your voice. Just say, ‘Alexa, find comedies’, or ‘Alexa, play Mirzapur.’. The Alexa experience on Fire TV is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality. View live camera feeds, check sports scores, order food, book a cab and stream millions of songs using your remote.
With far-field technology, customers can also pair any Echo device with Fire TV Stick to control their entertainment experience hands-free. Just ask Echo to play and search for movies and TV shows, launch apps (e.g. Netflix, Hotstar, Voot, SonyLiv, Zee5, and more), and control playback on your Fire TV without lifting a finger, for eg: ‘Alexa, forward 10 mins’ or ‘Alexa, Play ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ on Fire TV’.
With the Fire TV Stick, customer can continue to enjoy their favorites from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, Zee5, Voot and others. The Firefox or Silk browsers help customers visit millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook and Reddit. Customers can also listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Gaana and TuneIn. Just ask, ‘Alexa, play Arijit Singh songs’ on your Alexa Voice Remote.
Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology and powered by our proprietary cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on and control volume on your compatible TV with a single remote. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with all Fire TV devices available in India and can control power and volume on thousands of TVs. For more information on device compatibility, visit amazon.in/alexavoiceremote
“Fire TV Stick has truly bought back entertainment into the living room. Today, we are delighted to make Alexa an integral part of this experience. The Alexa Voice Remote incorporates a significant customer feedback to include TV Controls and avoid fumbling for multiple remotes,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.
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