THE Amazon presented today, at an event held in Seattle (United States), some new versions of products we already know and also two totally new.
By contextualizing these releases with the Apple world, two of them serve as good answers to both HomePod and Apple TV 4K.
Echo and Echo Plus
Echo's new version features updated compact design, new “immersive” sound and second generation technology far-field from Amazon for better word processing and noise reduction. Its new price of $ 100, while the previous model cost $ 180; Amazon even sells a three-pack for $ 250.
There's also a newcomer in the line, the Echo Plus, with automatic detection and configuration of home devices and an even more powerful and superior performance 360 audio proposition (including Dolby processing). This one comes out for $ 150 and include a Philips Hue lamp.
Both will be shipped from next month and are equipped with the Alexa assistant, of course, which is gaining new features like “Routines”, smart home groups, anywhere calls, new gaming experience with Echo Buttons and more.
This sympathetic “ball cut” seems to be Amazon's bet for a bedside alarm clock replacement with the built-in Alexa assistant and a circular small screen.
Echo Spot will only be available in December in black and white for $ 130.
The newest version of set top box from Amazon, Fire TV comes with 4K and HDR support (HDR10 only, no Dolby Vision but Dolby Atmos audio support) for only $ 70 in the United States. She'll start shipping in about a month.