Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe

The new-look Echo Dot gets 70 percent louder than its predecessor. 

The latest Echos were announced at a major event in Seattle last week and include a new Dot, Echo Show and something called the Echo Input.

Amid unveiling its 2018 version of the Echo Show, Amazon mentioned that Hulu would be among its early partners supporting the device.

By Amazon, this new Echo plus is named as the second generation Echo Plus, just because Amazon has changed its design and gave it a new look, also included the 360-degree audio play by Dolby and also a temperature sensor. This time around Amazon has opted for something less austere, aping the 2nd-gen Echo with a a fabric cover and coming in a choice of three colours: Charcoal (dark grey / black), Heather Grey (below), and Sandstone (white).

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With the built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus can be connected to compatible smart home devices. But the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is still the most popular streaming device Amazon makes by a wide margin, and it's on sale right now at its lowest price since Prime Day. The new Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping in October while the Echo Sub will be available later this year. The Echo Sub is priced at Rs 12,999.

The Amazon Alexa smartphone app now displays the message: "Sorry, we're experiencing system issues". Using the 3.5mm audio port or Bluetooth, you can enable nearly any speaker lying in your house to be voice-enabled and get the AI prowess of Alexa. A third user said: "Spoken with Amazon".

Launched in November 2016, Google Home is a hands-free, always-on speaker that responds to voice commands known as "actions", and delivers information requested by the user through interaction with Google's voice service, Google Assistant.


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