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Amazon's innovative Echo Look is finally available for anyone to buy

Amazon's innovative Echo Look is finally available for anyone to buy

Amazon's other voice-controlled Fire TV devices require a push of the remote's mic button or a separate Echo device with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. It will let users control their live TV experience with voice commands through those boxes.

The Fire TV Cube has dual-band Wi-Fi built in but also comes with an Ethernet adapter for a wired internet connection. The device offers similar capabilities to the original Fire TV and Fire TV Stick but adds certain functionality that proves Amazon wants to control your entire living room.

Fire TV users could use their voices to make requests by holding down on the remote, but this is the first time it's entirely hands-free. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. There are also apps available in the United States for ESPN, Fox Now, Showtime, Starz, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, and NBC.

Everything you love about Alexa is truly brought to life with this clean-looking device and its giant 7-inch screen. You can do things like ask for the weather, check your calendar, and get your daily briefing all thanks to the streaming box. Simply ask it to play music, read the news, control your connected house or even tell a joke, and Alexa does as you ask.

"We believe voice makes it easier for customers to control their entertainment systems and watch the TV and movies they care about", said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV. Comcast, DISH and DirecTV are among the cable services that are supported at launch. The company has literally combined the Fire TV with the Amazon Echo and the result is a $120 Cube shaped device that bakes in Echo speaker and Fire TV (and a universal remote). Amazon Prime members can pre-order Fire TV Cube on June 7th and 8th at a special price of $90 and it can also be pre-ordered together with the recently announced Amazon Cloud Cam for USA $199.98.

Initially, the Echo Look had debuted as a camera that was available through invites only, but throughout those trial months, the Echo Look has been improved and now also has an Echo Look smartphone app, which of course, you can purchase from Amazon's website.


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