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Amazon Echo Spot available to pre-order next week for £119.99

Thursday, January 18th 2018 by Oprah Flash

Smart speakers with in-built personal assistants boomed in popularity last year and we can only expect bigger and better devices in 2018. First up in the new wave of devices is the Amazon Echo Spot which goes on sale next week.

From Wednesday 24 January, the newest edition to the Amazon Echo family will be available in the UK and its stylish compact design with an added screen could be the ‘je ne sais quoi’ your home was missing.

By adding a screen to the device, Amazon has opened up a new range of activities that you can do with the Echo Spot. You’ll be able to watch video news briefings, have an impromptu karaoke session with the lyrics on screen and make video calls to your nearest and dearest.

Alexa is the ‘brain’ behind the Amazon Echo series and is built in the cloud so will always be updated with new features and skills. Once you get used to the Echo Spot it will adapt to your speech patterns and preferences.

Through the Echo Spot and the other Echo devices, Alexa can instantly become your personal trainer, wake you up in the morning, order your dinner and talk about the weather while it’s at it.

To wake up the smart home device just say, "Alexa, call dad," or "Alexa, send a message to Fernando" and the job will be done.

On sale next week for £119.99

The list of activities it can do is endless but what you really want to know is how much lighter your purse will be after you’ve brought it and where you can get it from.

You can now pre-order the Echo Spot in either black or white for £119.99 and Amazon will start shipping it out next Wednesday (24 January).

Here at Cable.co.uk we’ve got your back when it comes to finding good deals and Amazon has a special introductory offer. If you like the look of the Echo Spot and want to buy one for your friend, you can get two Echo Spots for £199.98 when using the code 'SPOT2PACK'.

Online retailer Very.co.uk will also have it in stock soon or if you prefer to go shopping the old fashioned way, the smart home device will also be available from Argos, Dixons Carphone, John Lewis and Tesco.

Echo Spot is packed with tech including four microphones, acoustic beam-forming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation so it can hear you from across the room — even when you’ve got Beyoncé’s new album on full blast.

It does have its own speaker but you can connect it you your existing sound system to control Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify and TuneIn.

When your Echo Spot arrives you simply plug it in, connect to your wi-fi and you’re good to go.

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