Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant has become quite popular in India over the last few years, steadily adding features to suit the Indian user base. Now, on the day of its one year anniversary of Alexa’s supporting Hindi, Amazon has announced they will now be expanding this support to the Alexa Android and iOS app.
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One of the most popular types of devices in the IoT ecosystems these days are smart plugs. They are essentially an extension placed over your regular plug point that will make it “smart” and controllable remotely, either through an app or through a smart home assistant like Alexa. Amazon, the makers of Alexa, has now released their own smart plug in India for Rs. 1999.
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E-commerce giant Amazon India, has announced a partnership with Hindi-film industry legend, Amitabh Bachchan that will provide a rather unique feature to the Alexa voice assistant experience. The celebrity will work with Amazon to record and lend his voice to Alexa, which customers will be able to purchase as a voice experience.
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E-commerce giant Amazon kickstarted the smart speaker category back in November 2014 with its ‘Echo’ device. Since then till now, the company has experimented with numerous Echo brand devices in various form factors right from flat circular plate to display integrated Echo Show.
Amazon introduced Echo Input Portable, yet another smart speaker but this time with a 4800mAh battery, which means it doesn’t have to be plugged into the wall constantly. With Echo Input Portable, you can carry it around your house, toss into your bag, and can play without any interruptions.
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Amazon has started its Prime Day sale, exclusively for Prime members, as it had promised. In this 48-hour sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones, accessories, Kindle, Fire TV sticks, LED TVs and more. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Day Sale 2020: Best deals on smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, LED TVs and more”
Amazon has introduced a new update for its Alexa mobile app for various platforms that revamps the app’s UI elements and shifts the app’s focus to provide more personalized experiences for the user. The update also pushes third-party skill suggestions to the background as Amazon
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Amazon just announced Prime Day 2020 will take place on August 6th globally, including India, which will start midnight on Thursday and run until August 7th for 48 hours, offering shopping, savings and blockbuster entertainment. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Day 2020 sale in India on August 6 and 7 – Exclusive launches, deals, cashback offers and more”
For many years, Netflix subscribers had the option of using a native UWP (Universal Windows Platform) Windows 10 app, where viewers could download content for offline viewing. Now, Amazon has finally released its Prime Video UWP app for Windows 10, bringing a native client for those who do not wish to watch content on their browsers.
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Amazon Prime Video is launching a new feature called “Watch Party” that enables co-viewing of Prime Video content for users in the US with a prime membership. Each Watch Party can support up to 100 participants at a time, with synchronised playback and the ability to chat with text and built-in emojis.
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Amazon has been working on rolling out their own food delivery in India for many months now to compete against Zomato and Swiggy. It is called “Amazon Food” and has finally started service in a few locations with Bangalore, India.
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The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has not only resulted in an increase in video content streaming but also an increase in gaming, and specifically mobile gaming. Catering to these gamers, Amazon India has announced that their Prime users will have now free access to in-game content across various mobile games.
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Instant Credit line has become popular among consumers lately, thanks to several platforms like LazyPay, Simpl, Mi Credit, realme PaySa, CRED Stash, and more offering instant credit to users. On similar lines, Amazon Pay is the newest entrant in this segment and has announced its instant credit line in India – Amazon Pay Later.
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The gaming industry has been on a steady growth with some spiked increases in the last few years. Now, Amazon is planning its entry into game development next month with the launch of its first science-fiction shooter game called Crucible. Along with Crucible, it plans to launch “New World” which is a massively multiplayer online game.
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Amazon started rolling out Prime Video profiles feature to select users last week, now it is started rolling out widely. This new feature is similar to Netflix that lets you add up to six user profiles (1 default profile + 5 additional profiles either adult or Kids) within Prime Video on a single Amazon account with content personalized separately to each profile. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Video profiles rolling out widely, lets you add up to six user profiles”
Amazon has brought more functionality to Alexa in India namely the ability to shop on Amazon using just your voice. Customers can now use voice commands to search for products, add to Cart, check order status, proceed to checkout and more.
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