Amazon.com revealed a voice-managed interactive speaker named Echo that allows people to stream music and look around the Internet/web, as a part of the company’s drive to lengthen the reach it has on the digital lives of clients. Amazon put the price of Echo at $199 on its websites. Those who are Member of the Prime fast-shipping program of Amazon can procure the device for $99 for a restricted period of time. Consumers must to ask for an invitation for getting the product. Chief Executive official Jeff Bezos has been expending on fresh devices to get Amazon closely associated with the people, and Echo extends the company’s offerings on new hardware this year. Amazon made the introduction of Echo in a modest manner by merely placing a webpage on the device.
According to a statement that Amazon made on its website Echo starts working when a user utters the word “Alexa” for making it up. The gadget’s hooked up to the Web/internet and runs on the cloud-computing service of the company called Amazon Web Services. With passing time, Echo is able to adjust to the speech patterns and individual preferences of consumers.
Echo is faced with rivalry from added providers of hooked up speakers, which include Jawbone and Sonos. Jawbone presents a line of hooked up streaming home speakers named Jambox, in a variety of costs ranging between $130 and $300. Sonos fashions speakers that have s starting price of $199 which lets music be streamed from PCs, cell phone devices, and services found online like Spotify and Pandora.