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Amazon Echo Now for Sale in UK with £50 Off for Prime Members

Amazon’s own voice-enabled, cloud-connected speaker named Amazon Echo is now available to buy in the UK.

For £149.99 Amazon Echo stands proud at nine inches tall and comes with the online retailer/gadget developer’s own answer to Siri – a voice activated software called Alexa. As well as playing your music tracks from Prime Music as well as Spotify and TuneIn radio through the 360-degree cylindrical speaker, Alexa, like its Apple counterpart, will speak answers to your questions about all things from the weather and traffic, to sports results and more and will pull info from top web sources such as Sky News to answer them.

Amazon Echo connects to WiFi and will also pair with Bluetooth devices running Android, iOS and is fortunately not limited use to Amazon’s own Fire OS and the few devices that run it (Kindle, Fire Phone). This enables the Echo to set alarms or control many smart household appliances by the power of speech, thanks to a 7-microphone array and covering anything from TV’s to ceiling fans and air con – becoming a complete lifestyle companion. And what’s also impressive/unnerving is that it can actually think for itself and learns as we use it.

Available in Black and now also in White (which is available for the first time in the US) existing and joining Amazon Prime members can get an exclusive £50 discount when putting down a pre-order before the totally tubular gadget ships on September 28th.

For more on the Amazon Echo and to pre-order today check the product page on amazon.co.uk.

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