In addition to offering the new 3rd-generation Fire TV for $69.99 on its own, Amazon is also bundling it with an Echo Dot for $79.99. At just $10 more than the Fire TV alone, it seems like a no-brainer for anyone ordering the new device to purchase the bundle instead. With the Echo Dot costing $49.99 on its own, the bundle saves you $40.
Amazon is also now bundling the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot for $59.99. At $20 more than the price of a Fire TV Stick on its own, that bundle is not as attractive as the one with the new Fire TV, but it still saves you $30 over buying the two devices separately.
Amazon today announced an all-new Fire TV model. It is the first Fire TV capable of playing 4K video at 60 frames per second, since the 2nd-generation Fire TV could only play 30 fps 4K video. This new model is also the first Fire TV to support HDR video, which combined with the higher frame rate 4K capabilities, makes its video playback superior to the 2nd generation Fire TV. For that reason, Amazon is officially calling this the 3rd-generation Fire TV. Read more ›
Amazon today announced an updated version of their Echo speaker called the Echo Plus. The new device looks the same as the original Echo that you’re probably familiar with, but the big difference with this new Echo Plus is that it doubles as a smart home hub. Read more ›
Amazon has announced an official Ethernet Adapter compatible with both the existing 2nd-generation Fire TV Stic and the all-new 4K HDR Fire TV that was also announced today. It’s available to pre-order today for $14.99 and will be released on October 25.
Amazon has announced the Echo Spot, which can best be described as a miniature Echo Show. The two devices share many of the same capabilities, including a touchscreen, built-in camera, and speakers. Read more ›
Amazon has announced the Echo Button, which is a small device, similar in size to the Echo Dot, that wirelessly connects to Echo devices to give you a way to physically interact with Amazon’s line of smart speakers. It was demonstrated as the buzzer button for an Alexa trivia game skill at today’s event, but will likely be capable of much more thanks to a new Gadget API that Amazon announced for Alexa developers. You can’t order the button yet, but it seems like there will be additional “Alexa Gadgets” released in the future.
Amazon today announced the Echo Connect, a $34.99 device that plugs into a standard landline phone line and allows Echo speakers to make phone calls to anyone. The device lets Alexa use your existing phone service and number to make calls through an Alexa-powered speaker and can even be used to call 911 using only your voice, in the event you’re unable to get to a phone during an emergency. When calls come in, your Echo devices will notify you and give you the option to answer hands-free. The Echo Connect is compatible with all of Amazon’s new and existing Echo speakers. It can be pre-ordered today and will be released on December 13.
Amazon today announced an all-new Echo smart speaker as the succesor to the very popular original Amazon Echo that kicked off the recent wave of home voice assistants. The new speaker is about half the size of the original Echo and comes in a variety of stylish exterior finishes and colors. Read more ›