A new feature called Alexa Hunches will analyze patterns and alert you when things change.
Presumably, you can plug your microwave into Amazon's new Smart Plug.
It's not just the redesigned exterior that is new, however. The speaker will build on the previous model and utilize the smart home hub with home commands that work even if WiFi is no available.
You may also choose to use Echo Auto for location-based features, Echo Auto helps you get to where you're going. Apart from these, the functionality remains similar to its predecessors. The Echo Dot is available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone, letting customers to easily mix and match. The speakers will be 75% more powerful. Now the device is available for pre-order on the company website and in the official sale will be on November 14. The Echo Plus comes with improved sound for streaming audio. This is a really good deal on the Echo Show, and while you may not need two in your home, this would make a great gift this holiday season. Echo Sub is specially created to be paired with Echo devices so that the users can experience a much better sound giving a feel of a surround sound system.
In addition, the Echo Show packs a new 5MP front-facing camera for HD video calls.
Amazon's new Echo Auto can make any vehicle Alexa-enabled, but certain automakers are also baking the assistant into their cars. The new microwave and amplifier bring Amazon into the home appliance and entertainment system space for the first time.
The all-new Echo Dot comes with a new louder and crisper sounding speaker and an updated fabric design (charcoal, heather grey, or sandstone). Audi joined the growing list of auto makers this week announcing Alexa voice control is coming to select models in 2019.
Make no mistake, that's definitely not as far as the story goes. The gadget lets users access Alexa inside their vehicle. Ford, BMW and Toyota have also been adding Alexa to their cars, and we expect more manufacturers to follow.
However, the device can also run through a third-party FM transmitter to connect and broadcast via an FM frequency. The Echo Auto will use your smartphone for data to stream the music you want to listen to. There is also a dashboard mount with which it is attached firmly to the car's dashboard.
Right now it seems most users aren't embracing using their home assistant for anything other than asking for the weather, playing music and listening to audiobooks. Users can also set reminders which will be triggered when they arrive at home or at work.
The new Echo Auto is an interesting proposition. You can ask Alexa to reheat, defrost, or microwave an item for the desired time and requested power level with presets such as "Alexa, reheat a cup of coffee" and "Alexa, microwave two potatoes".