What you need to know
- Amazon has quietly launched the Echo Auto in India.
- The Echo Auto enables users to access Alexa in their car to do things like play their favorite music, make phone calls, set reminders, and more.
- It has been priced at ₹4,999 ($70) in the country and will be available for purchase starting January 15.
Amazon today launched the Echo Auto in India, a device that lets you add Alexa to your car. The device can draw power from your car's 12V charging socket or USB port and connects to the stereo system via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm auxiliary cable. Amazon had announced the Echo Auto in September 2018 and showcased it at CES in Las Vegas last year.
The Echo Auto features a total of eight microphones with far-field technology, which means it can hear you clearly even over road noise. Once set up, the device enables you to use your voice to do things like play music, make calls, listen to audiobooks and more.
With voice control through the Alexa app, you can have the Echo Auto play music from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, and Gaana. You can also ask Alexa to set reminders, check your calendar, drop in on compatible Echo devices at home, and even look for nearby parking locations.
Amazon Echo Auto is now up for pre-order on Amazon.in for ₹4,999 ($70) and is slated to be released in the country on January 15.
Designed for in-car use, the Amazon Echo Auto lets you bring Alexa with you whenever you go. It uses your smartphone and the Alexa app for connectivity. You can use it to ask Alexa to play your favorite songs, check on traffic, get directions to places, check the news, and more.
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