"Customers will now be able to purchase Echo devices from more than 350 retail outlets such as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales and Crossword, among others, across 20 cities in India", Parag Gupta, head of product management and marketing, Amazon Devices, was quoted as saying by the report of Economic Times.
Amazon's Echo devices come with Alexa assistant built-in, which lets you automate regular tasks and lets you access a vast library of Alexa skills. Using their voice, users can incrementally adjust volume, to change the input of a playback device, switch a VIZIO SmartCast display on and off and even control playback functions such as fast forward, rewind and pause on select apps. The Individual Voice Profiles feature allows users to set up different profiles, so Alexa can offer personalised results to each of the individuals. A new feature available now that wasn't available before is Alexa to Alexa voice calling to voice call your friends and family.
It's a server-side update, so nothing has to be done from your side, except that you need to update the Alexa App. Drop-in enables room-to-room calling. This means if you've got Echo setup in your living room and another one in office, you can order Alexa to drop in a message from your living room and broadcast a message. The addition of a skill for Alexa to the SmartCast platform gives consumers with Alexa-enabled devices simple, hands-free control of key entertainment features on their VIZIO SmartCast display. Thanks to Alexa, you can play these songs using voice commands, making the entire experience quite seamless. Once the group is created, simply say "Alexa, play Despacito everywhere".