New Amazon Echo Plus vs old Echo Plus: What's the difference?

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And let's not forget the CNBC report claiming that Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa-powered devices before the end of the year. Not so much. That's why the $60 AmazonBasics Microwave that works with Alexa is one of the most interesting products the company announced Thursday.

To get started users would have to plug-in the device and connect it with the Echo device using the Alexa app.

"They're going to be a lot less transactional, and a lot more conversational", said David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices and services who introduced the new gadgets at company headquarters in Seattle. Three other Echo products - Echo Auto, Echo Link, Echo Link Amp - were also launched but they aren't coming to India just yet. For $299.99, the Echo Link Amp adds a 60W, 2-channel amplifier for directly connecting to bookshelf speakers.

The new Echo Show features a 10-inch HD screen, offering twice the display area as the original, plus improved sound quality, for the same $229.99 price.

This mini Echo has been completely redesigned with it now offering a new friendly look plus bigger sound. Echo Dot can now also pair with other Echo speakers to create stereo sound.

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Echo Auto: This tiny device puts the Amazon Echo in your vehicle and uses the location from your phone??? to offer directions, trigger events as you get near your home and even suggest nearby restaurants. The devices caught listed by the PocketLint website are named as the Amazon "Echo Sub" and "Smart Plug". If you plan on getting the Echo Show, you'll be pleased to know that it comes with a built-in web browser that can be opened by using the commands " Alexa, open Silk" or " Alexa, open Firefox".

Amazon did not say when this feature will become generally available.

Based on the specs though, we would suggest waiting for the new Echo Plus if you're in the market for one of these Amazon speakers.

Amazon Echo Auto is being offered to early adopters through an invitation system (you can request an invite on the product page) and will be made available later this year. But then again, in typical Apple fashion that is extremely reminiscent of iOS devices, the HomePod has managed to capture a significant percentage of total smart speaker revenue - also on account of it's comparatively higher price point.

The new Echo Plus. Pretty similar to Echo Plus, it can serve as the hub to a smart home. The Echo Show has had on-demand services for some time but now Hulu is bringing their live TV streaming service to Amazon's newest Echo Show.

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