Amazon launches Alexa, Echo devices, and Prime Music in Canada

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo devices, and Prime Music in Canada

It's being introduced for $49.99 and its regular price is $69.99. That allows members of the Amazon Prime service to access the cloud music service at no additional cost.

The Canadian Developers who activated the voice apps in Echo made it's much skilled that more than 10,000 skills are available for Canadian customers.

Engadget reports that Alexa has adopted a Canadian accent for her debut in the Great White North, but she does not speak French, one of the nation's two official languages.

Canadian customers can also pre-order a trio of Alexa-powered devices - Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot - that will begin shipping December 5.

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For those unfamiliar with Alexa and the Echo lineup of devices, Alexa is a smart assistant that can do everything from read the news, get local weather, play music, control your smart home, and - my daughter's favourite pastime - ask Alexa questions about just about everything. Even though the United States and Canada have English as an official language, the linguistic differences between the two countries could easily confuse Alexa. The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of free, self-service APIs and tools so that developers can create skills or capabilities for Alexa.

The Amazon Echo has forged a new category of device, beating the likes of Google, Microsoft and Apple into this connected space, and offering a device that's not only convenient, but a lot of fun too, because it's so simple to use. Alexa will also be available for a third party product which supports Alexa.

The retail giant said today that Amazon's digital brain, as well as its Prime Music service are available now in Canada. Prime Music, which features over 1 million songs on demand, is now included with every new and existing Prime membership in Canada. The devices are open for pre-orders and will be available at Best Buy, The Source, Staples, Telus, Bell, Bed Bath & Beyond, and TSC: Today's Shopping Choice.

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