Amazon Echo Finally Launches in Canada

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada

Amazon Echo is the company's voice controlled smart speaker, with far-field voice control so it can hear your commands from across the room, available in three colours: Sandstone, Heather Grey and Charcoal. That has now been corrected, as Amazon has finally launched the Echo family, Prime Music and Alexa Voice services and skills in the land of hockey and poutine.

"Tens of millions of customers are already using Alexa, and today we're excited to bring her to Canada with an experience designed from the ground up for our Canadian customers", Tom Taylor, senior vice president of Amazon Alexa, said in a statement.

It will also gain local knowledge and skills from Air Canada, TD Bank, Telus, CBC, Manulife and around 10,000 others this year. There's a ton that Alexa can do, and Amazon is always working towards improving it.

The Amazon Echo Plus is a little taller and thinner than the current $99 Amazon Echo base model.   Matt Weinberger  Business Insider
The Amazon Echo Plus is a little taller and thinner than the current $99 Amazon Echo base model. Matt Weinberger Business Insider

Adding to today's exciting announcements, starting now, Amazon Prime Members in Canada have access to more than one million songs on-demand, at no additional cost with Prime Music!

Amazon Music is available on Echo, iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Web, Fire TV and select automobiles. Prime Music earned a "good" rating in PCMag's review. Other popular Amazon countries in Europe, including France, Spain and Italy, have yet to see it. Now since these are the first Echo devices to launch in Canada, the functionality may be slightly limited, compared to what users in the USA have currently. They are all available for pre-order and will start shipping out December 5th. Amazon is offering them at discounted introductory prices: the Echo will be priced at C$99.99 (usually C$129.99), Echo Dot at C$49.99 (usually C$69.99), and Echo Plus at C$169.99 (usually C$199.99).

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) Price Target Cut to $140.00
Also, Director Dara Khosrowshahi sold 72,383 shares of Expedia stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 169,575 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,971,340.25.

British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel
She added: 'At the minute, bodies are in the morgue, and she'll be sent over, but it could take up to three days'. Staff at the Monkey Republic Hostel say the pair had been to a pharmacy but were found dead on Monday.

Casemiro: Neymar welcome at Madrid
During his post-match interview, the Brazilian said "I like the way we played". I'm totally realistic and what I don't like is these false stories about me.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Uhuru wins round one of Supreme Court petition
Odinga's lawyers led by Paul Mwangi, did not object to the ruling and excused themselves immediately the ruling was made. Uhuru Kenyatta won the October 26 repeat election with a total vote of 7.4 million (98% of total votes).

Salt Lake City Police seek suspect in sexual assault case
Twenty-four Utah residents died of a prescription drug overdose every month in 2015, according to The Salt Lake City Tribune . He has also been described as "physically fit" and was wearing a grey sweater and backpack.

Mark Hamill surprises fans on Disneyland ride
In a clip of the incident posted on his official Twitter page, Hamill is introduced by an employee at Disneyland. The first time I came here I was a little kid and I used to daydream about someday working at Disneyland.

Fox's Shep Smith Debunks Right Wing's Pet 'Uranium One' Scandal
That committee, known as CFIUS, is made up of officials from nine federal agencies, including the State Department, which Clinton ran at the time.

Tearful Neymar denies he's having problems at PSG
Neymar was clearly moved by those words and left immediately after being patted on the head by his coach. He was sent off in PSG's 2-2 draw at Marseille last month.

Blizzard teases EA on Twitter over Battlefront controversy
These microtransactions come in the form of loot crates, which have in them randomly generated in-game features and items. We know some of our most passionate fans, including those in our subreddit, have voiced their opinions, and we hear you.

'I want to return' - Maradona seeks another crack at Argentina job
I am furious because they are throwing away our prestige, but it is not the fault of the lads. In second place is Gerardo Martino, who appears with 74 percent in 29 games.

Parents mortified by American high school 'penises' mascot name
Fraughton asked the school to have students vote to pick a new name that isn't a "potentially risky choice". Everything was fine and well until a group of parents practised their updated chants for the sports team.

Scottish Labour interim leader steps down over misconduct claims
Scottish Labour's interim and deputy leader Alex Rowley has resigned after a woman alleged he sent her abusive messages . The woman said she was afraid of Rowley and filed a report with police in March 2011, but did not name him in it.

Infinix Zero 5 Launched Powered with Helio P25 Chipset and 6GB RAM
The USP of both the variants of Zero 5 is their Dual rear camera and battery of 4350mAh with 18W xCharge for fast charging. The model with 64 GB of internal storage starts at Rs 17,999 while the one with 128 GB of storage is priced at Rs 19,999.

Korean soldier defects to South, suffers gunshot wounds from North
The official said the South's soldiers heard a gunshot and then retrieved the unarmed and bleeding soldier in the mid-afternoon. Command and by North Korea, with South Korean and North Korean border guards facing each other only meters (feet) apart.

Pope Francis auctions $237000 Lamborghini gift for charity
The special-edition sports auto is expected to sell for significantly more than its Italian retail price of around €200,000. He blessed it, signed its hood, and promptly handed it over to Sotheby's, which will auction off the Huracan on his behalf.

Apple faces US ITC inquiry in patent dispute
Apple products in the investigation include "certain Apple Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs". The ITC will set a deadline for a final determination in the investigation within 45 days of its institution.

Rear-facing 3D sensor could feature in 2019 iPhones
Talking about the technology behind the existing system, the TrueDepth sensor basically depends on a structured-light technique. The next generation of Apple Inc.'s iPhone will have lasers - literally, at least according to a newly published report.

Bill Gates compra 10 hectáreas para construir ciudad inteligente
Ahora ha decidido invertir una buena parte de su fortuna en crear una " ciudad inteligente " la cual tendrá por nombre Belmont . El cofundador de Microsoft , Bill Gates siendo una de las personas más ricas del mundo.

Other news