The Echo Spot is Coming to the UK Next Week

Likewise, it also has the ability to conduct video calls via the camera - you can call other Amazon Echo devices.

"Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot, the display of Echo Show, and the features you love about Alexa into a stylish and compact device", says Jorrit Van der Meulen, Amazon Devices International Vice President.

It has a 2.5-inch screen that's relatively sharp, despite the resolution of just 480 x 480.

What sets the $130 Echo Spot apart from its Amazon counterparts is its circular touchscreen, which can display a clock, videos, lists, and more information on demand.

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Like all Echo speakers the Spot has plenty of neat tricks up its sleeve with the device able to turn on the lights, set the heating and even show live footage from any smart cameras you might have dotted around your home. It has a reasonable speaker built into it, but also has 3.5mm analogue audio output and Bluetooth for connecting to existing systems.

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Last year Amazon enabled calling and messaging on Echo devices in the UK, Germany and Austria.

Since its smart speakers were also best selling products in 2017, the number of people who now have access to Alexa is always increasing, giving consumers the opportunity to experiment with a new way of shopping. If you're curious about her favourite dog breed you can ask her. Its boxy design looks a little like an old CRT TV, with a thick speaker grille underneath. It's a device that is extremely versatile - so much that Amazon hasn't really badged what it is.

When the device was first demoed to us back in September we saw was the Echo Spot used as a smart alarm.

Ben Stanton, analyst with Canalys, said that 75% of all smart speaker shipments went to the USA in 2017 leaving lots of room for growth globally. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice integration is available in English immediately using software version 4.130 or higher. "This is why both Amazon and Google have relentlessly pursued new price points and new styles of smart speaker".

At £199.99/£229.99, the Echo Show is the most expensive Echo now available.

"We expect them to pour money into European marketing as the battle intensifies".

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