Amazon India Earth Day Renewed Store offers and deals

Amazon Renewed, which debuted in India in 2017, is a one-stop shop for high-quality refurbished items such as smartphones, computers, video games, household appliances, and more. Amazon Refurbished products are pre-owned and may show traces of previous use. Continue reading “Amazon India Earth Day Renewed Store offers and deals”

Amazon announces first device manufacturing line in India, to make Fire TV Stick from later this year

In a recent move, Amazon today  announced its plans to begin manufacturing Amazon Devices in India under the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ for an Atmanirbhar Bharat. Continue reading “Amazon announces first device manufacturing line in India, to make Fire TV Stick from later this year”

Amazon Smart Plug Review — Easiest way to remotely control your appliances

If you are looking for the easiest way to remotely control your domestic appliances, the Amazon Smart Plug might be of interest to you. I have tried smart plugs and power strips from several companies over the past few years and it is good to finally see a product from Amazon which is the creator of Alexa and has smart devices under the Echo and Fire line-up. Amazon had announced a similar product in the US market almost 2 years ago at a similar price of $25 and continues to sell it. Now the Amazon Smart Plug has been launched it in India and I have been using it for a while now. Here are my thoughts on the device and if it makes sense to invest in one.

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Amazon Pay UPI for seamless transactions launched for Android

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Amazon has launched the Amazon Pay UPI for Android users. The company has partnered with Axis bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers. It allows customers to link their bank account on their Amazon mobile app and make fast, easy, and secure payments directly from the bank account. Continue reading “Amazon Pay UPI for seamless transactions launched for Android”

Amazon acquires home mesh WiFi systems start-up Eero

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Amazon and Eero have announced that both the companies entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero. The home mesh WiFi systems set up in minutes and blanket every room. Eero products are already available on Amazon and have over 4.6-star product rating on Amazon.com. Continue reading “Amazon acquires home mesh WiFi systems start-up Eero”

Amazon India pulls products from Cloudtail, Appario as new FDI norms come into effect

India’s new E-commerce FDI norms comes into effect today, February 1st and this will impact Amazon’s pricing, product selection, and convenience for both customers and sellers. Amazon’s growth has slowed down internationally in the December quarter, comprising of Diwali sales and holiday sales across international markets.  Continue reading “Amazon India pulls products from Cloudtail, Appario as new FDI norms come into effect”

Amazon Echo Input launched in India at Rs. 2999

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Amazon has announced the availability of Echo Input in India. This lets users easily add Alexa to your existing speaker through a 3.5mm audio cable or via Bluetooth. It features a four-microphone array so you can talk to Alexa from across the room. Continue reading “Amazon Echo Input launched in India at Rs. 2999”

Amazon Prime Music gets Alexa hands-free feature to play music using voice

Amazon has announced that Prime Music listeners can simply ask Alexa to play music wherever they go. Listeners can now directly ask Alexa to play music from their favorite movie soundtracks, play music by mood, activity, era, genre, artists or create a playlist just by asking while eliminating the need to tap the Alexa icon. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Music gets Alexa hands-free feature to play music using voice”

Amazon said to be building a cloud gaming service

According to reports, Amazon is said to be planning on bringing game streaming service. The kind of service we are talking about brings the ability to play games without downloading or buying discs. The Amazon’s cloud gaming service which could launch as soon as 2020. Continue reading “Amazon said to be building a cloud gaming service”

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review

As a long term Kindle user, I have perhaps one complaint with the device. They do only one job but do it so well that there’s little reason for users to upgrade. Jokes aside, there’s been little reason for most users to buy new Kindles. Sure, there was the Kindle Oasis with its waterproofing but the unconventional design and high price tag made it hard to justify. Enter the 4th Generation Kindle Paperwhite. Thinner, Lighter, Waterproof. Dare I say that this is the perfect Kindle? Continue reading “Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review”

Amazon Echo speakers finally get support for Apple Music

Apple Music support is finally coming to Amazon’s Echo speakers and this will enable Apple Music subscribers to play Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Echo devices. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists, and albums—or any of the playlists made by Apple Music’s editors from around the world. Continue reading “Amazon Echo speakers finally get support for Apple Music”

Amazon inks deal with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads in India and other markets

Amazon has signed a deal with Apple to expand the company’s products on its site worldwide. Amazon confirmed that it will soon start selling more Apple products directly and this will also include the latest iPad Pro, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and Apple Watch Series 4, as well as Apple’s lineup of Beats headphones. The Amazon-Apple deal is available in US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India. Continue reading “Amazon inks deal with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads in India and other markets”

Amazon Alexa now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs

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Amazon has released its Alexa app for Windows 10, while it was available for selected Windows laptops, today marks the official launch of the app in the Microsoft Store. You can download and install the app on any Windows 10 PC with no specifications requirements.  Continue reading “Amazon Alexa now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs”

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) Review

Alongside the all new 2018 edition Echo Plus, Amazon also announced a new Echo Dot recently. The 3rd generation Echo Dot makes improvements in design and audio while retaining the same basic formula. Let’s take a closer look at it. Continue reading “Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) Review”

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) Review

With the launch of the all-new Amazon Echo Plus, the company appears to have taken consumer feedback seriously and has made some very tangible changes to the hardware. From improved acoustics to design and more, there’s a lot going for the Amazon Echo Plus 2018 Edition. But how does it compare to competitors like the Google Home? Let’s find out in our review. Continue reading “Amazon Echo Plus (2018) Review”