Amazon has introduced Echo and Alexa devices in India on October 4, 2017. These Echo devices Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are available on Amazon India which can be purchased by invitation. Interested customers need to request the invitation to purchase the devices. Moreover, eligible customers will receive an introductory discount of 30% on Echo devices and one year of Amazon Prime membership during the festive season. Starting price of these devices is Rs 4,499. The devices will start shipping from October 30, 2017. Also, Alexa and Echo will be announced in Japan later in the year.
What is Echo?
Echo is a hands-free voice-controlled smart device which needs to be connected to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more. Alexa has launched in India with 10,000 skills and has partnered with services providers like Ola and Uber for booking cabs, TuneIn and Saavn for music streaming, ESPN Cricinfo for news, Freshmenu, Zomato for food ordering and much more.
How Can You Get Your Echo Device?
In order to get this device, you can request an invitation at Amazon India. Amazon will send you an email and text message in the coming weeks if you are invited. These devices will come with Echo Dot, power adapter, USB charging cable and Quick Start Guide.
After requesting your invitation you will get below-given message
If you are invited, Amazon will send you an email which has been shown below
Amazon has announced 30% discount on these three devices for Indian customers in this festive season. Prices of these three devices have been given below
Specifications of Echo Devices
Let’s have a look at what specifications are available in these three devices
|Specifications||Echo Dot||Amazon Echo||Echo Plus|
|Streaming Wi-Fi music||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Connect to ext. speakers||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Smart home compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Speaker size||0.6″ tweeter||2.5″ woofer, 0.6″ tweeter||2.5″ woofer, 0.8″ tweeter|
|Device size||32 x 84 x 84 mm||148 x 88 x 88 mm||235 x 84 x 84 mm|
|Device weight||163 g||821 g||954 g|