Amazon Introduces a New Member of the Echo Family: Echo Spot

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices

Under pressure from Amazon and its onslaught of Echo devices, Google is reportedly working on a new Google Home device, which will compete directly with Echo Show. As per the report, the Google' smart home device could sport screen similar to that of the Echo Show. Manhattan will have YT, Google Assistant, Google Photos, Netflix, video calling.

TechCrunch's sources say Google was originally planning to launch the new device in mid-2018, but may push up that deadline because of Echo Show. Although there is not much clarity on what "premium" actually means, it is probable that the Google Home Max will be metal instead of plastic. Google is trying to catch up with Amazon, which created the smart speaker market when it unveiled the Echo in 2014. You've got the option to opt out of displaying your number, in which case other people will see "unknown caller" when your Echo rings them. The company might be considering doling out new products to stay relevant versus Amazon, which has released a slew of new Echo devices lately. For its part, is expected to debut a smaller Home speaker and a pair of upgraded Pixel smartphones on October 4.

All of these new devices build on Amazon's big win of getting the hardware and software scenario just right for Alexa. It's possible that the Manhattan device could be announced at the upcoming event.


The new Echo speaker is available for a reduced price - US$99. This past Tuesday, Amazon told The Verge that Google pulled YouTube from the Echo show "without explanation".

This is also known after Google made a decision to eliminate support for YouTube in the Amazon Echo - application that will be on your device, of course.

"Google has chosen to no longer make YouTube available on Echo Show, without explanation and without notification to customers". If Google releases its own Echo Show competitor, the company would finally be able to deliver a YouTube experience that it wants. Google's current sole device in the Smart Home arena is the Google Home smart speaker, which erm... echoes the functionality of Amazon's original Echo speaker. There is also a new feature known as Drop-In, which will automatically accept a video call after 10 seconds. My point is that Amazon already has the lead and I truly hope Google takes the time to make a considered and well integrated device.

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