Four new Echo devices will be launched in May. Amazon says that Alexa will get new features based on generative AI over the course of the year.
Amazon has introduced four new Echo devices that are intended to be an option for different target groups. Also, a press release says Alexa will be upgraded with generative AI-based capabilities later this year.
New to the range are the small Echo Pop, the Echo Show 5, the Echo Show 5 Kids and the Echo Auto. The kids version is available in Germany for the first time.
People around the globe value Alexa as a familiar and personalized artificial intelligence assistant.They’ve now purchased well over half a billion Alexa-enabled devices — and Alexa usage has grown 35 percent over the past year,” said Eric Saarnio, vice president of Amazon Devices International.
The new devices can do that
The Echo Pop is a small speaker with Alexa functions that is particularly suitable for small rooms and apartments. Users can listen to music, audio books, podcasts and more, as well as use some smart home functions. With a price of 54.99 euros, it is the cheapest in the range.*
The Echo Show 5 and the kids version have a screen that allows additional functions. For example, users can make video calls, view shopping lists, or control the camera feed of the Ring security camera.
The children’s version includes a subscription to Amazon Kids Plus. In addition, Alexa is tuned to child-friendly answers here. She can tell jokes and help with homework. Music is also filtered here if it contains objectionable content. The Echo Show 5 costs 109.99 euros, while the kids version costs 119.99.
Echo Auto provides smart functions in the car
Echo Auto, on the other hand, is designed for use in vehicles. The self-adhesive mount allows you to attach the device anywhere in the car. You can also use it to listen to music, podcasts and more.
In addition, Echo Auto allows you to control some smart home functions on the go. You can turn on the heater or light, or make sure the door is locked. Echo Auto costs 69.99.*