Amazon today announced that they are bringing their Alexa voice assistant to Indian market. Tens of thousands of third party developers around the world are creating skills for Alexa. To serve Indian customers, Amazon has worked with several local developers to bring their support to Alexa.
For example, users can hear the news or sports results from Indian news organizations such as The Times of India, NDTV, Reuters, and ESPNcricinfo. Users can enjoy hands-free music experience with popular Indian music service like Saavn. They can say queries like “Alexa, play Bollywood songs” or “Alexa, play Arijit Singh songs”. To enable smart home appliances, Alexa will work devices such as smart lights and plugs from brands including Philips, SYSKA LED, Oakter and TP-Link which are available in India.
In addition to Alexa, Amazon is also introducing the all-new Echo products in India. Find the price list below.
- Amazon Echo—The Hands-Free, Always On Speaker for just ?9,999
- Echo Plus—Set Up Your Smart Home in Minutes for ?14,999
- Echo Dot—Add Alexa to Any Room for Only ?4,499
Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are currently available only by invitation. Consumers can request an invitation to purchase Echo at www.amazon.in/echo, Echo Plus at www.amazon.in/echoplus, and Echo Dot at www.amazon.in/echodot. For a limited time, Amazon is offering discount of 30% off the purchase price of Echo devices and one year of Prime membership. These devices will ship beginning the week of October 30th. During the launch, Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot will also be available at physical retail store chains such as Croma, Reliance Digital stores and other offline retailers.