THE Amazonlaunched this Thursday (3) its smart speakers with Alexa in the Brazilian market. The compact Echo Dot, O Echo Show 5 with built-in screen and the Third generation echo will be the first to land in the country, with support for hundreds of national devices and services. The novelty arrives less than a month after the debut of Amazon Prime in Brazil.
Echo Dot, Echo Show 5 and 3rd generation Echo have prices of up to R $ 699
The main model simply goes by the name of Echo. This is the third generation, announced in the United States a week ago, that features neodymium drivers and a 3-inch woofer to play deeper bass and clearer mids. It has not yet started to be delivered in any country and, in Brazil, it will be sold from November for R $ 699 in blue, black, gray and white.
O Echo Dot it is the simplest of the trio and also the best selling model in the world. Available in black, gray and white, it has a compact format to be installed in any room, but it is equipped with the same long-range speech recognition technology as the larger speaker.
Because it is smaller, the Echo Dot doesn’t have as powerful an audio as the third generation Echo, although it is more than enough for a bedroom, kitchen or medium room. Either way, you can also use it to control other Bluetooth speakers or a 3.5mm jack you already have at home. The suggested price is R $ 349, but it will be R $ 249 in pre-order, which runs until Monday (7).
The Echo Show 5 is the only one with a built-in 5.5 inch screen. For R $ 599 (or R $ 449 during the pre-sale), you can watch the contents of the Prime Video, which now counts on Disney productions, view images from its security cameras, follow recipes from Panelinha and more. Alexa will also be able to display visual information, such as weather and the name of the song that is playing.
A differential of Echo Show 5 is the integrated camera with HD resolution, which can be used to make video calls between rooms in the house or with someone else who has the Alexa application installed on the smartphone. Amazon also placed a lid on the camera that can be closed manually to maintain your privacy.
Both Echo Dot and Echo Show 5 can be purchased at Amazon website from this Thursday (3) up to 12 interest-free installments, with discounts of R $ 100 and R $ 150, respectively, on pre-sales. They will begin shipping to customers on October 8th. Speakers will also be found in select Fast Shop stores.
Alexa in Brazil supports Bradesco, iFood, Cinemark and more
Alexa was being tested in Brazil since November 2018. According to Amazon, Echo speakers were sent to thousands of customers in all regions of the country to train voice recognition in Portuguese with the widest range of accents possible .
During the tests, it was possible to understand the habits of the Brazilian, who usually prefers a conversation with a more colloquial language, different from the Japanese or French customers of Amazon, for example. In addition, Amazon took the time to include local jokes, regionalisms, cultural references and even hymns from 29 football teams (which are sung by Alexa).
With Echo, you can listen to music from Amazon Music, shop on the Amazon website, and consume content from Prime Video, but the company also added support for other music platforms, such as Spotify and Deezer, as well as local radio and newspapers, such as CBN, Young pan, Look and leaf.
Amazon is also launching Alexa Skills, which allow integration with third-party devices and third-party services. This means that you can give voice commands to check the order status on iFood, check the statement at Bradesco or hear stories from Turma da Mônica.
Headphones, soundbars, TVs, appliances and other devices from brands such as Intelbras, Positivo, Sony, LG, Bose, JBL, Yamaha, Philips Hue, D-Link and iRobot now support Alexa’s voice commands in Portuguese from Brazil. Some of them already worked with Alexa in English; the inclusion of support for our language depends on software updates from each company.
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