Amazon launches Echo Look in U.S., could popularize computer vision via Alexa

Alexa arrives in France via a complete redesign specific to the language, including a new French voice, a help function built completely in French, local knowledge, and several hundred skills devised for France by developers. If you already know what you want to see, you can say something like "Alexa, watch ESPN" or "Alexa, play Ducktales", and you can search for content as well.

Software developers have created an array of "skills" for Alexa-infused devices tailored for French users, according to the USA internet giant. With the Echo Show you'll also get access to Prime Video and movies, and it can also be used as a digital picture frame.

It has a light-up strip along the front, like the light ring around the top of an Echo or Echo Dot.


Amazon also demonstrated the ability to have Alexa on the Cube respond to a vocal command even when the audio was blaring off the TV. It's now only $89.99 for Prime members in the States, until the end-of-play Friday 8 June. While German customers are now able to buy the Echo Dot at less than the €59.99 retail price, French customers will get the speaker for €10 less than their German neighbours, as the retailer has set the pricing at €29.99 for a limited time.

According to Amazon, Cube is compatible with set-top boxes from top providers such as Comcast, Dish, and DirecTV, covering more than 90% of households with a cable or satellite subscription.

Echo Look offers features like Style Check, Collections and suggestions of new pieces to complement users' existing wardrobe.


It's honestly surprising it has taken Amazon almost four years to combine the functionality of a Fire TV digital media player and Echo smart speaker into one extremely versatile Alexa-controlled device. You can now add it to your cart for $200, offering full Alexa support.

What makes the device interesting though is its Style Check feature.

That list now includes brands like Sonos, with its Sonos One smart speaker being one of the best choices for Alexa-enabled audio, Harman Kardon, Ultimate Ears, Netgem, Archos, Boulanger, and Sowee. Ask for CNN and Alexa will start playing it in the kitchen on TuneIn Radio, not turning the living room TV on and tuning to CNN.


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