Amazon Alexa introduces 3 free Audible audiobooks to celebrate 3 year anniversary in India

It has been 3 years since Amazon introduced their digital voice assistant, Alexa, to their Indian users. In celebration, Amazon has announced that they will be releasing three audiobooks from Audible (a subsidiary of Amazon) to their Indian user base who use Alexa.

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Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO; to become Executive Chair of the Board

After nearly 27 years since it was founded, tech and e-commerce giant Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos has announced that in Q3 2021 he will be stepping down from his position and take up the role of the Executive Chair of the Amazon Board. Taking his place will be Andy Jassy, who is currently the CEO of Amazon Web Service (AWS).

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Amazon introduces Alexa Custom Assistant for Automakers in India

Amazon is releasing a new software solution for automakers in India and other regions in APAC, called the Alexa Custom Assistant. It contains a suite of technologies that will help automakers use Alexa’s voice AI technology to develop their own custom intelligent assistants in their vehicles.

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Amazon Great Republic Day sale: Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Amazon has started Great Republic Day sale, which is its first sale for the year for the Prime customers ahead of others that is scheduled from January 20th to 23rd. In this sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones with never before bank offers, discounts on accessories, LED TVs, wearables and more. This includes up to 40% off on latest smartphones and accessories from top brands; up to 60% off on Electronics, Up to 60% off on TV and appliances and up to 40% off on Amazon Devices across Echo, Fire TV and Kindle devices. Continue reading “Amazon Great Republic Day sale: Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more”

Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition launched in India at Rs. 89 per month

Amazon Prime Video has launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, a new single-user, mobile-only plan at an introductory price of Rs. 89 per month first time in India.  The plan provides SD quality streaming through the Prime Video app on Android or iOS, which the company says is created especially for a mobile-first country like India. This competes with Netflix that launched its mobile plan for India at ₹199 per month back in 2019. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition launched in India at Rs. 89 per month”

Amazon acquires podcast platform Wondery

Amazon has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire podcast publisher Wondery, and will soon feature their podcasts directly on the Amazon Music app. Wondery podcasts will continue to be available on other platforms, however when streaming from Amazon Music, it will come with a few benefits.

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Amazon Fire TV update brings User profiles, faster UI, Find Destination and more

Amazon has begun rolling out a new and pretty big update to their Fire TV software, bringing a redesigned interface and loads of new features such as Find destination, user Profiles along with new voice commands for the Alexa voice-assistant. The update will be rolling out to Fire TV Stick (3rd gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen Review

A couple of months back, Amazon launched the successor to the popular Fire TV Stick – The Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen along with a ‘Lite’ version and it has been on sale in India since mid-October. The new Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite are powered by a faster 1.7 GHz quad-core processor with IMG GE8300 GPU that is 50% more powerful than the previous generation. These offer 1080p HDR streaming, support Dolby Audio, and more. I have been using the device for quite some time now, and here’s my Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen Review.

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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 Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Amazon today started its Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale, which is its third sale for the festive season. In this sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones with never before bank offers, discounts on accessories, LED TVs, wearables and more. This includes up to 40% off on the latest smartphones and accessories from top brands, up to 75% off on large appliances and TVs, 50% off on Amazon Devices – Echo, Fire TV and Kindle. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more”

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2020 — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Amazon today started its Great Indian Festival Sale a day early for its Prime members, as it had announced. In this sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones, accessories, LED TVs, wearables and more. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2020 — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more”

Amazon Fire TV devices updated with Live TV channels in India

Amazon has announced yet another reason to buy its highly popular Fire TV devices – Live TV channels. A new update to Fire TV will be adding two new tabs to the interface – “Live” and “On Now”, where users will be able to access live content from subscribed apps from various content providers across India.

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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 from October 17 — Discounts on iPhone 11, OnePlus Nord, Galaxy M51 and more

Amazon today announced that its Great Indian Festival 2020 will start from midnight on October 17th. Prime members will  get exclusive early access starting October 16, 2020. It will offer 10% instant bank discount on HDFC Bank Debit & Credit cards and EMI transactions, no-cost EMI on Debit & Credit cards and Bajaj FinServ, exchange offers, exciting offers from other leading Credit/Debit cards and lots more. Customers can win daily shopping rewards worth Rs. 10,000, send gifts and shagun money with Amazon Pay during the Amazon Great Indian Festival. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 from October 17 — Discounts on iPhone 11, OnePlus Nord, Galaxy M51 and more”

Amazon Alexa Auto Mode enhances in-vehicle voice experience

Amazon Alexa has got a new Auto Mode feature that makes Alexa in the vehicle even better with Echo Auto and supported Alexa auto accessories. Auto mode in the Alexa app lets you turn your phone into a smart, driver-friendly display that enhances Alexa’s in-vehicle voice experience. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa Auto Mode enhances in-vehicle voice experience”