Amazon brings Echo, Alexa, and Prime Music to Canada

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The new units have been programmed with Canada-specific knowledge, and boast apps from Canadian developers and businesses, such as Air Canada, CBC, and Bank of Montreal.

Alexa won't launch in Canada alone, as it will be accompanied by Prime Music.

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Amazon brings Echo, Alexa, and Prime Music to Canada

Finally, Amazon has expanded its Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) so that developers around the world to build voice experiences for Alexa customers in Canada.

After a few years of waiting, Amazon Alexa and the Echo lineup of devices is officially coming to Canada. Amazon is offering them at discounted introductory prices: the Echo will be priced at C$99.99 (usually C$129.99), Echo Dot at C$49.99 (usually C$69.99), and Echo Plus at C$169.99 (usually C$199.99). The BMO Skill is secure and easy to set up on any Alexa-enabled device by asking Alexa, or can simply be enabled from the Alexa Skill Store.

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"Tens of millions of customers are already using Alexa, and today we're excited to bring her to Canada with an experience designed from the ground up for our Canadian customers", said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. "The combination of music and natural language voice controls with Alexa, paired with playlists and stations developed uniquely for our customers, further highlights the value of Amazon Prime membership". As a quick recap, the Echo Dot is the cheapest of all three, while the Echo is smaller and features a removable shell that can come in different materials. The Echo Plus has all the features of Echo, plus a built-in Zigbee smart home hub.

Now customers can pre-order their Amazon Echo devices from Amazon Canada whose shipping will begin on December 5th. Just add it to your flash briefing lineup to learn everything you need to know about the top trending stories in technology every day in about two minutes.

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