Today’s event is helping Amazon generate some buzz as we enter the holiday shopping season, and for the first time ever,(The annual sale usually takes place in July, but this year is expected to start on October 13.) It means Alexa Everywhere and is for concerns, which was a big storyline in 2019 for Ring and Alexa. In a home life, with millions of us curled up for the long haul, the connected home concepts that Amazon has been developing for years have become more critical than ever. This year, Amazon will likely work to meet the unique needs of today’s customers while keeping an eye on a post-pandemic future. And you never know when Amazon will .
The event, which started at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, is invitation-only, but you can follow our real-time Twitter feed and coverage on CNET.
The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be the first to earn sustainability badges and they “are working to reduce the power consumption of all devices with a new low-power mode, an Alexa-built power dashboard. and its commitment to build solar and wind farms to generate energy that matches the consumption of all its devices.
$ 6 / month
The company is launching a cloud gaming service in addition to Amazon Web Services that runs on PCs, Fire TVs, and more (on a Luna Plus gaming channel).
It has a custom $ 50 controller that connects directly to the cloud rather than the local device.
Redesigned with a new spherical shape and adapts to the acoustics of the room. It’s also a sidewalk bridge and includes neural network technology to speed up tasks.
Echo Dot 4th generation
Gets the same redesign as the Spherical Echo.
Echo Dot Kids Edition 2020
Gets the same redesign as the Spherical Echo, and now offers a $ 60 kids’ edition with kid-friendly features including voice profiles for them and Sidekick, which allows Alexa to read to them.
Echo Dot with clock
Point. With a clock.
Amazon’s mesh network, now with Wi-Fi 6 and ZigBee support.
Eero Pro 6
Ring Car Connect
Debut with Tesla.
Ring Always Home Cam
Self-contained camera that can fly around your home on a pre-programmed route or fly to a motion detection area.
Echo Show 10
It now has Zigbee and Sidewalk hubs, and is much quieter. There is a built-in camera shutter. All Echo and Alexa will have a command to review privacy settings and “delete anything I’ve ever said”. It will also support Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video.
Fire TV Stick
It is more powerful than before but uses less energy.
Fire TV Stick Lite