All-new lineup of Echo devices make it even easier to add Alexa to more places in your home
New Echo companion device lets you add rich bass to enhance your existing Echo music experience
Control compatible lights, fans, coffee makers, and more with the new Amazon Smart Plug
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Today Amazon introduced a new lineup of Echo devices, an Echo companion device, and a new Amazon Smart Plug, making it even easier to bring the features and convenience of Alexa to any room in the home.
New Echo devices include:
- All-New Echo Dot: The easiest way to bring Alexa into your home, now with a new speaker for louder and crisper sound, an updated fabric design, and still only CDN $69.99.
- All-New Echo Plus: A simple way to start your smart home with a built-in Zigbee hub, plus an upgraded speaker and a new design, and still only CDN $199.99.
- All-New Echo Show: Powerful speakers, a stunning 10-inch HD display, and a built-in smart home hub, plus all the glanceable features customers love about Alexa for CDN $299.99. Read the press release in the press room.
New Echo companion and smart home devices include:
- Echo Sub: Add deep, rich bass to music playback on Echo devices for CDN $169.99.
- Amazon Smart Plug: Control compatible lights, fans, coffee makers, and more for CDN $34.99.
"We want you to have access to Alexa everywhere—in your kitchen, in your living room, in your office, and more," said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. "Today, we're excited to expand the number of ways that customers can add Alexa to their homes, so they can use Alexa to make their lives more convenient and easy."
New Echo Devices—Access Alexa Everywhere in Your Home
All-new Echo Dot—Now with a New Design and More Powerful Sound—Still Just CDN $69.99
The next-generation Echo Dot features a new fabric design and more powerful sound—and it is still the best way to add Alexa to any room. With an all-new curved shape and fabric finish, Echo Dot is available in Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Sandstone, letting customers easily mix and match. The new Echo Dot plays music louder with richer sound, all in a compact design. Put an Echo Dot in every room to ask for information or the weather, play your favourite music in a multi-room music grouping, set timers and alarms, and control compatible smart home devices.
All-new Echo Plus—New Design, Upgraded Sound, Built-in Smart Home Hub and More Ways to Control Your Smart Home—Still Just CDN $199.99
With its built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the all-new Echo Plus makes setting up compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, "Alexa, discover my devices" and Echo Plus will automatically discover and set up compatible lights, locks, sensors, plugs, switches, and more without the need for additional hubs or apps. Echo Plus now includes an embedded temperature sensor, so you can set temperature-based routines using other smart home devices. For example, when the living room reaches 20 degrees, Alexa can send a notification to your phone and turn on a fan connected to a smart plug.
With Wi-Fi simple setup, you can automatically connect compatible smart devices to your Wi-Fi network and Alexa in a few easy steps. All you need to do is power on the smart device and it will recognize your Wi-Fi network and Echo device. Wi-Fi simple setup is available with new Echo devices and the new Amazon Smart Plug.
Echo Plus has a larger 63.5mm Neodymium woofer and increased back volume so that the bass feels stronger and the mids and highs are clearer. It also features an all-new fabric design and is available in Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Sandstone.
Echo Companion Devices—Enhance your Experience with Alexa
Echo Sub—Powerful Subwoofer for your Echo—Just CDN $169.99
Echo Sub is the first wireless Echo subwoofer for those who want to pump up the bass when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices. You can connect Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. Plus, with the equalizer feature you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Just say, "Alexa, turn up the bass."
Amazon Smart Plug—Just CDN $34.99
With the Amazon Smart Plug, you can use your voice to control your lights, fans, coffee maker, and more. The Amazon Smart Plug is the first Wi-Fi smart plug to use Wi-Fi simple setup, making it easier to start – and expand – your smart home with connected devices. All you need is an Alexa-enabled device like Echo, Sonos One, or even just the Alexa app on your phone to get started. From there, easily set a routine that turns your lights on at 6:00 a.m. and your lights off at 10:00 p.m.; and with multiple Amazon Smart Plugs, you can control multiple outlets.
Amazon Smart Plug is available for pre-order starting today and will start shipping next month.
The new devices announced today join the Echo and Echo Spot to create the Echo family of devices.
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