We have not seen any update regarding Amazon Echo Family over last few years. But now Amazon Announces New Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Spot. Other than these device, Amazon also launched a companion device which is Amazon Echo Connect. Here are the details of all these devices.
Amazon Announces New Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Spot
New Echo is a complete redesign of the original Echo. The new model has an improved speaker system comprising of a tweeter and a 2.5-inch down firing woofer with Dolby processing for improved audio quality. The new Echo comes in a variety of colors, including Charcoal Fabric, Heather Gray Fabric, Sandstone Fabric, Oak Finish, Walnut Finish and Silver Finish.
Price: The new Echo is priced at $99.99 and will be available on October 31.
Amazon Echo Plus:
The Echo Plus looks oddly identical to the original model but also comes in a new Silver finish along with Black and White. The Echo Plus includes smart home hub functionality that lets it communicate and control all the smart home appliances in your house, from your lighting to your thermostat, security cameras, door locks and more. On top of that it will do everything that the standard Echo will do.
Price: The Echo Plus is priced at $149.99 and will be available October 31.
Amazon Echo Spot:
Amazon launches one more device which looks like an alarm clock. It has a small circular display on the front that works pretty much the same way as the display on the Echo Show. It does everything the Echo does but the display gives you real time feedback on your queries, along with being able to show you things like the weather without having to ask for it, or scroll song lyrics or do video calls or play a video.
Price: The Echo Spot is priced at $129.99 and will be available December 19.
Other than the above mention devices, Amazon also launched a companion device. This device requires one of the other Echo devices to work. It connects to your home phone and then allows you to make calls from your Echo devices. Once connected, you can just ask your Echo to call someone and the call will be routed through the Echo to Echo Connect to your landline connection to whoever you are calling. You can call local or international, depending upon your connection, and calls to 911 are also allowed.
Price: The Echo Connect is priced at $34.99 and will be available December 13.