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Amazon Echo now available offline too, but introductory discount offer ends

Amazon Echo now available offline too, but introductory discount offer ends

The devices overheard a television news anchor on CW6 in San Diego talking about a child who managed to order a doll's house and a tin of cookies from Alexa because the family had not activated parental controls on their Echo device.

AN ADVERT for Amazon's Echo speakers which triggered a user's device to order cat food has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK.

An Amazon spokesman said adverts are "digitally marked" to prevent them triggering other Echo devices.

In an email to Global News, Amazon explained that purchases made through its smart speakers must be confirmed by customers before being processed. These features have already been available to many users across the country, but soon the broader rollout will start. Now, however, the Amazon Echo speakers are available via select offline retailers in India.

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Additionally, users have the option to set up parental controls and set a purchase PIN (and frankly, if you've not set up the PIN, you deserve everything you get).

You will also use Alexa conversations to contact other Echo devices in your home as an intercom as a part of the Drop in feature.

"We are grateful to the customers across India who have helped create the Alexa experience during the invite phase", Jayshree Gururaj, director at Amazon Devices was quoted as saying in the company's release.

If you're interested, head over to each of the links above and remember that shipping is free for all of them and you get access to Alexa's more than 12000 skills, hands-free calls and messages, along with integration with Amazon Music, Saavn, and TuneIn. "We are excited to make Alexa and our Echo devices available for all customers, and we can't wait to hear about their experiences". 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. "Since Alexa runs in the cloud, she is always getting smarter - the Alexa experience in India continues to evolve with new features, even better speech recognition, new localized skills, expanded music selection, and more".