Amazon Echo

Amazon is bringing its Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers to the UK and Germany, two years on from the gadget's U.S. launch. The speakers, equipped with Amazon's "Alexa" assistant AI, are now available to pre-order ahead of the September 28 launch date for the Echo. The Echo Dot will arrive October 20, and both speakers will be available in a new white color option.

Both Echo models allow you to interact with Alexa using your voice, and connect to a wide number of supported devices and services. The new European Echo benefits from many of the partnerships Amazon has struck up over the past two years, including integration with Uber, Philips Hue, WeMo and SkyScanner. When it comes to the UK it'll also support popular British services like Just Eat and Sky Sports. If Alexa's U.S. presence is any indicator, there'll be more to come in the future. And that's all in addition to basic functionality like music playback, news and weather updates.

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The Echo's arrival in Europe this month could be significant — we're expecting Google Home to be officially launched within weeks, and Amazon will be looking to get out ahead of Google's Assistant-powered competitor. Check the links below for the UK listings of Amazon Echo.

New and existing Prime members who purchase before 5:00pm on 16 September save £50 on Amazon Echo at checkout (offer limited to one unit per customer).

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