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Echo devices now have more calling abilities in the US, Canada, Mexico

06 Octubre 2017, 08:18 | Benedicto Grullon

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The new Echo Show device. Amazon is building a future untethered from the smartphone but with all the software intelligence of that gadget and more – with the company at the centre. — Bloomberg

Depending on where you are in the world, at least five of these were brand new. These improvements are created to help Alexa understand users' commands, even from across noisy rooms.

The Amazon Echo PlusNow there's a premium version of the Echo.

The Echo Plus will retail for $150 and release on October 31.

Echo devices also can't receive phone calls from landline/mobile phones.

Gadget Input API enables you to send inputs from your Alexa Gadget through an Echo device. Dolby processing promises improved sound. Users can stream from the above-mentioned music services. With Amazon Music, you can search for music by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you.

The new Echo and Echo Plus include new Alexa software, as well.

What the Echo Connect does do is plug straight into your landline and allow you to make calls from any of the Echo speakers in your house.

Amazon also introduced Echo Connect, a new Alexa accessory that turns your Echo into a high quality, hands-free speakerphone for your home phone line.

Amazon's Echo devices have so far been a hit with buyers of late and with the addition of the company's new Echo Show, the competition will be doubling down on their own offerings, with similar features that the Echo Show will bring to the segment. Certain skills and services may require a subscription or other fees.

It is the least expensive Echo product and is priced at $34.99. They initially will be available in the U.S., UK, and Germany.

The inclusion of YouTube on the Manhattan device gives more clarity to why Google recently pulled YouTube off the Echo Show. In May, Google demonstrated an integration of the Assistant with Chromecast, displaying visual information in response to voice queries.

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Front-facing cameras on the device enable video calling.

Echo Connect is easy to set up-simply connect it to your home Wi-Fi network and home phone jack or VoIP adapter, and use the Alexa app on your mobile phone to set up Echo Connect.

It has been made popular by the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot devices developed by Amazon Lab126. Cost and look of the device is unclear now.

Amazon is eager to have Alexa do much more. Amazon explained the move to The Verge as Google's own decision "without explanation and without notification to customers", highlighting that "there is no technical reason for [the] decision". Google declined to comment before press time.

Amazon just revealed a range of new Echos, as Facebook continues to work on its codename "Aloha" video calling screen.

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