Meet the new member of the Amazon Echo family: Echo Spot

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices

Earlier this week Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google suddenly removed YouTube streaming video service from Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo Show smart speaker. The Echo Plus is compatible with ZigBee products from leading manufacturers such as Philips, Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more. Likewise, by serving as a hub device Google has to make sure the Manhattan device is capable of supporting things like light bulbs, thermostats, security cameras, appliances, and all the other hardware being offered for home automation. Google is trying to catch up with Amazon, which created the smart speaker market when it unveiled the Echo in 2014. Users can ask Alexa to video calls their friends and foe, though they need to have Alexa app installed on their smartphone or tablet.

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices

The speaker structure is internally different from past year and they have been improved for better sound quality. Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Samsung made the mistake of focusing on phones or PCs for voice assistants, instead of a shared household device like Alexa. The line includes a smaller, cheaper, better-looking Amazon Echo, a new Echo Plus, a small alarm device called the Echo Spot, a new Amazon Fire TV, the Echo Connect, and some flashy little Echo buttons. Secondly, you can only spend the $10 on products sold and shipped directly by Amazon.

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The Amazon Echo Spot is a miniature version of the Show. The Echo Spot comes in black or white and is available for pre-order right now from Amazon for $129.99 and will start shipping on December 19, 2017.

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The first Echo device to be equipped with a screen, the Amazon Echo Show is able to show you a wealth of information that would be impossible on a regular Amazon Echo. The device will also serve as a command center for Nest and other smart home products.

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Google is hoping the use of the Android operating system will make this a little bit easier for developers who may already have Android enabled packages. It seems like Amazon is focusing on their own voice assistant, Amazon Alexa and hence they have redesigned the original Echo. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant guarantees that Amazon knew YouTube support for the Echo Show is set to be ended on Tuesday, expressing that the two have been consulting on the issue for some time now, however, were obviously unfit to achieve an understanding.

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