We suspected it was occurring and now Amazon has confirmed that the Amazon Echo and smaller Echo Dot is coming to the UK (and Germany), the primary launch outdoors of the U.S. for the e-commerce big’s voice-managed speaker and smart house hub.
The UK version is powered by a totally localised “Alexa”, Amazon’s voice-powered assistant, together with British accent, apparently. Alexa can reply questions, play music, learn news, store on your behalf, and much more.
This performance is referred to as “skills” and allows third social gathering builders, similar to Uber, Spotify, and Simply Eat, to obtain instructions by way of Echo.
It additionally serves as a cloud-related smart house hub, for controlling a variety of third-social gathering smart residence units, together with these bought by Philips Hue, WeMo, Netatmo, Tado and Hive.
Amazon Echo is obtainable for pre-order within the UK beginning right now for £149.99. It'll begin delivery within the coming weeks, says Amazon. For a few days, Prime members within the UK can decide up an Echo for £50 much less.
The new Amazon Echo Dot might be obtainable beginning subsequent month. Will probably be priced at £49.99. Or you'll be able to select a 6-pack, which suggests purchase 5, or a 12-pack, which will get you 2 free.
Echo and Echo Dot may even be obtainable within the UK at Argos, Currys, John Lewis, PC World, and Tesco.