Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared over cat food order


A viewer of the advert found the command, played through their TV speakers, triggered their own Amazon Echo Dot device to place an unwanted order for the cat food. In order to make and receive calls using Alexa, users need to have supported Echo devices or the companion Alexa app on their Android or iOS mobile phones, Amazon said in its release.

In order to set up a new voice profile, users can ask Alexa to "learn my voice" and follow the instructions.

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Initially, Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot were available by invitation only.

The Echo and Alexa users in the country will now be able to call or message other Echo and Alexa users for free.

The Echo works by constantly listening for the "wake word" - either "Alexa" or "Amazon" by default - and then records your voice and transfers it to a processor for analysis so that it can fulfil requests or answer questions. In the near future, developers are gearing up to add more skills to enable users to perform activities like - order food, call a taxi, control lights and more. But, that's not the scenario any longer.

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Commenting on the wide availability, Jayshree Gururaj Director of Amazon Devices said, "We are grateful to the customers across India who have helped create the Alexa experience during the invite phase".

A San Diego TV station sparked complaints after an on-air report about a girl who ordered a dollhouse via her parents' Amazon Echo caused the device in viewers' homes to also attempt to order the same item.

In the three months since it made its debut in India, over 1,000 new localized skills have been added to Alexa.

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Shortly after announcing them in the US, Amazon brought its latest Echo and Echo Plus smart speaker lineup to the Indian market in October past year. The Echo speakers will also be available at Amazon devices kiosks in Bengaluru and Mumbai, and over 350 offline retail outlets across 20 cities in India. Note, as a launch offer, Amazon is also offering Philips Hue bulb for free with the purchase of Echo Plus on and select retail outlets.