Amazon Echo, Echo Dot discount makes flawless Google Home rival right now

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Interestingly the Google Home and Home Mini come with a similar price tag of Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively. With the built-in speaker, users can talk with Alexa and listen to music, or Echo Dot can directly connect to speakers through Bluetooth or by using a 3.5mm stereo cable, enabling you to add Alexa to any home entertainment system. The announcement comes about the same time Google is launching its Home smart speakers in India. That seems somewhat noteworthy - the Echo Show is the older of the two devices, but Amazon seems to see more momentum with the lower-priced Echo Spot. For an undisclosed limited period, Amazon was selling the Echo Dot, the Echo and the Echo Plus, at a discounted price of Rs 3,149, Rs 6,999 and Rs 10,499 respectively. With the coming of new competition in the market from Google's side, Amazon has put up this new discount one year after the launch of its AI-based product. If buyers are considering buying an Amazon smart speaker, they must hurry as the offer is valid only till April 12.

Both Echo and Echo Dot speakers can be purchased through Amazon's website and the discount is automatically applied at checkout when purchasing two sets of either the Echo or the Echo Dot, with no promo code needed to be applied for availing the discount. "The discount is eligible only on orders made from "Estore mall" or Cloud connect_SLP" sellers on Amazon.in.

Amazon's smart speaker products have been making waves since their launch back in October 2017.

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At the time of their launch, the Amazon Echo speakers were available with a 30% discount and free Amazon Prime membership worth Rs. 999 on the purchase of any of these speakers.

During the launch, all three variants of the Echo had limited functionality in India.

The Echo being a smart speaker, functions on a skill base model. The device also supports free audio calls to Canada, the US and Mexico, while also control your compatible smart home devices. The default wake word for all the Amazon Echo products is 'Alexa' which is the name of Amazon's in-house voice assistant.

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Google had launched its Assistant in India past year, which is now available across android smartphones. "It understands Indian accents and will respond to users with uniquely Indian contexts", Google vice-president of product management and general manager of Home products Rishi Chandra said. It will be available online exclusively on Flipkart and in over 750 retail stores including Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales.

The introductory offer also includes bundling a free Reliance Jio Wi-Fi router with the speakers. This offer will also last until April 30.

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