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Amazon has announced collaborations with Hulu and NBC which will allow you to ask Alexa to "tune to ESPN on Hulu" or "show recordings".

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Just as the leak predicted, Amazon introduced Echo Sub that you can stereo-pair with your other Echo devices.

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The new smart plug will allow users to plug items directly into it and sync with an existing Echo.

Amazon continues to improve this hugely popular device but one of the issues that it continues to have is its sound quality.

Amazon has updated the Echo range of smart home speakers.

The latest Echo Plus comes with fabric design and an integrated temperature sensor. It is available in India for Rs.14,999.

Amazon insists on putting Alexa where no one wants it
Other products that Amazon launched today include the Echo Auto , which lets you easily integrate Alexa into your vehicle . There's also a stand available which allows you to adjust viewing and camera angles for an additional $49.

When's the Amazon Echo Auto out? Watts get delivered to the camera via Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), though Amazon doesn't include such an adapter in the box.

Such misunderstandings are routine enough with smart speakers that they have become fodder for humor, and even cropped up while Amazon devices and services senior vice president David Limp showed off new devices in a nearby building a short time earlier. Simply called the Echo Sub, the 202 x 210mm 4.2kg device adds rich bass to your music experience. The smart plug is up for preorders at $25. Plug the Echo Input into your speaker to give it far-field voice commands with Alexa, without the then-vestigial presence of the Echo Dot's (presumably) much less powerful speaker. Since Facebook already knows if you're single - which some 200 million people have listed themselves as on their personal profile - or when "it's complicated", why not just hand them the reins to find your next love connection? Despite the improvements it remains the same price (£49.99 / $49.99) as the first gen device. You can get it in a pack with other Echo devices or on its own on Amazon right now.

Last, but not the least, is a Smart Microwave that was unveiled at the event last night.

For good measure, Amazon has also thrown in a built-in "Ask Alexa" button that you can press and say simple commands like "two minutes and 30 seconds on medium" to speed up the process of heating up your food. A version with two tuners and 500 GB of storage will set buyers back $230, while a higher-end model with four tuners and 1 TB of room will go for $280. Google has Android Auto, while Apple has the CarPlay solution.

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