Alexa Cast | An Unofficial Journey of an Amazon Echo User

Amazon Release a Ton of New Features and Products

September 24, 2020

Amazon Announced some new products and new features.

New HardWare

Echo Show 10 Third Generation:

  • The screen now swivels and follows you. 
  • 13-megapixel camera.
  • Brushless motor - silent

Check it out on Amazon

New Fire Stick

  • Latest release of our best-selling streaming device - 50% more powerful than previous gen for fast streaming in Full HD. Includes Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume buttons.
  • Less clutter, more control - Alexa Voice Remote lets you use your voice to search and launch shows across apps. Plus, control power and volume on your TV and soundbar with a single remote.
  • Home theater audio with Dolby Atmos - Feel scenes come to life with immersive Dolby Atmos audio on select titles with compatible home audio systems.
  • Tens of thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps - Including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, and HBO. Subscription fees may apply.
  • 500,000+ movies and TV episodes - With thousands included in your Prime membership.
  • Live TV - Watch your favorite live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others.
  • Free TV - Access over 20,000 free movies and TV shows from apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV and more

Check out the new Fire Stick TV

Echo Dot Fourth Generation

The new spherical version has a better speaker, an optional clock, and a kids version.

Check out the Echo Dot on Amazon

 

Luna

Amazon's cloud gaming service where it's easy to play great games on devices you already own.

More information

New Amazon Alexa/Echo Features

Group Calling - makes it easier to call a group (family, friends). Alexa call (name of group)

Zoom Meetings and Amazon Chime - Just say, “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting,” or “Alexa, start my Chime meeting,” to join a video meeting on select Echo Show devices.

Video Effects - Cause you need bubbles in your 10 AM meeting...

Care Hub - Stay in touch with aging family members so they can say Alexa, call for help and have it come to you.

Gaurd Plus - Play dog or siren sounds if someone breaks in. Subscribe and have Alexa call for help.

Increased Privacy - Alexa, delete everything I've said.

Food Planning - Plan meals for the week by adding items to your Whole Foods Market or Amazon Fresh cart, and once your delivery arrives, ask, “Alexa, what's for dinner” to see personalized recipes based on what you just had delivered.

Sound Detectors - Example: create a Routine that turns the light on in the bedroom to help you wake up when Alexa detects the sound of a baby crying, or one that turns on white noise when your partner starts to snore at night.

Netflix- Coming soon

Music Sharing - Alexa, share this song with (name). They can listen through the Alexa App

Reading Sidekick - Let Alexa teach your kids to read.

Alexa Profile For Kids - She switches to recognizes and switches to "kid mode" when she detects a child on all devices.

 

 

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