In the Black Friday sale to go with my echo and it’s now sitting at my bedside. You do need a bluetooth or wired speaker unless you want rather tinny sound (fine for alarms etc). It’s great!
This idea is a variation of a previous idea… using Amazon Echo as an intercom. This one would be super simple to implement. All you need is an Amazon Echo in the baby’s room to pick up the sound, and you can listen from a second one in your own
One of the first things I did was change the wake word to “Echo” as it seemed snappier. However, I’ve reverted – it seems to me “Alexa” is recognised better, perhaps it’s a British accent thing?
One day to go until the Echo is available on Amazon.co.uk. And more importantly one day until my pre-order ships!
Alexa is now available from the play store (and presumably itunes). alexa.amazon.co.uk is up now too.
Upload some mp3s to your Prime Music account (limit of 250 unless you pay extra) so that you can play them through the Echo.
Confirmed in this morning’s press conference. It will cost £149.99. Echo dot will be £49.99. “The speakers, equipped with Amazon’s “Alexa” assistant AI, will go up for pre-order later today ahead of the September 28 launch date for the Echo. The Echo Dot will arrive October 20, and both speakers
From the FT and via the News Page here, further confirmation that the Echo speaker will be released in Europe this week: “Amazon is doubling efforts to expand its personal devices business globally, with the launch of the Echo speaker and its voice-activated Alexa personal assistant in Europe this week.”
Details are emerging about an official UK launch for the Amazon Echo speaker on the 14th September at 11am.