The Echo Spot also has a camera up front so you can do video call with another Echo user through Alexa app. The smart speakers are expected to show things and converse in a much better manner thanks to the integrated display. If the user tends to have more than one Echo, Alexa claims to respond intelligently from the Echo you are closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception). Lab126 is Amazon division and the brainchild behind devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV set-top-boxes and Echo speakers. What that means is that it could follow customers in parts of their homes where they now do not have Echo devices, the report adds. This means consumers cannot only make video calls but also watch Amazon Prime videos on Spot, or "drop in" with permission to have a virtual face-to-face conversation.
The Amazon Echo is a large speaker powered by Alexa voice assistant. One could perhaps glean the information faster since it will be displayed on a screen rather than being read out to.
Well, will the Echo Spot record you while you sleep?
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Amazon has unveiled the Echo Spot, as its latest addition to its Echo lineup which includes the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus. Amazon is offering it at Rs 10499 for a limited period of time through its website and select offline outlets like Vijay Sales, Reliance Digital, and Croma. As an introductory offer, the Amazon Echo Spot is available at a discounted price of Rs 10,499 across all the retailers.
Expanding the use cases of Alexa assistant and to counter the newly arrived Google Home family, Amazon has now launched Echo Spot in India.
"Echo Spot combines the popular design of the Echo Dot with the added benefit of a display", said Jayshree Gururaj, Director - Amazon Devices. Cricket fans can watch the match highlights from ESPNCricinfo and other portals on the Echo Spot. On the other hand, Amazon device offers touch interaction experience similar to a smartphone. With the multi-room music feature, users can play music throughout the home, with synchronised music across all their Echo devices. Since the screen is circular in shape, Amazon has also added an option to zoom in and the video will occupy the entire circular screen rather than appearing in landscape mode. Recently, Google too launched its smart speaker - Google Home - in India, which is likely to have Hindi support by the end of this year.