Amazon launches Echo Spot, an Alexa-powered alarm clock

Amazon launches Echo Spot, an Alexa-powered alarm clock

But now that Amazon and its Echo devices are going full blast with a whole new line of products and the Echo Show doing well (well, except for that whole YouTube thing of course), it looks like they will be focusing on the Manhattan device. If you are eager to know what's new on the second generation of Amazon Echo smart speaker, then here's the details.

For those who want even better sound and more features for controlling Internet-connected lighting and appliance inside the home, Amazon also is introducing the Echo Plus, a slightly taller speaker that will sell for $150.

Amazon also is adding higher fidelity equipment to the next-generation Echo in an apparent response to the HomePod.

The Amazon Echo Show is a smart speaker powered by Alexa that comes with a small screen to allow users to watch videos.

Google subsequently denied making a sudden decision regarding Echo Show compatibility.

Echo Show owners were dealt some bad news earlier this week when Google suddenly disabled the ability to stream YouTube videos on the device.

The home automation and virtual assistant market continues to heat up after Amazon announced several new devices this week.

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The Echo Show, for the uninitiated, is a touch-screen version of Amazon's Echo device.

Sources told TechCrunch that the new device will offer Google Assistant, Google Photos and video calling, as well as play YouTube videos and act as a hub to control smart home devices.

Are there already too many of these devices on the market? Basically, it's an alarm clock that come with tiny 2.1-inch screen to let users perform video calls or monitor their security cam footages. At the moment no price estimates are known.

Google's version, reportedly codenamed "Manhattan", will be around the same size as the Echo Show.

Once you've set up Alexa calling and messaging, your own mobile number is linked to the device and will show up to recipients when you call.

This new wave of Echo products is sure to entice a lot more people into the Alexa ecosystem and build upon Amazon's sizable lead in the space. All the models released by mid 2018 in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany would be Alexa compatible.

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