Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in the UK and Germany

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Alexa, Echo, and the all-new
Echo Dot are now available for customers in the UK and Germany. Read the
press release announcing Alexa in the UK:
and in Germany:

“Millions of customers love Alexa, and we’re thrilled to introduce her
to the UK and Germany,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon
Devices and Services. “We’re also excited to expand the Alexa Skills Kit
and the Alexa Voice Service, so developers and hardware makers around
the world can create Alexa experiences for UK and German customers.”

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely
around your voice—they’re always ready, hands-free, and fast. Alexa is
the brain behind Echo and Echo Dot—just ask, and she’ll answer
questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, recite your
calendar, check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much
more. With far-field voice control, Echo and Echo Dot can do all this
from across the room. Since Alexa runs in the cloud, she is always
getting smarter—plus, it is simple and free for developers to build
Alexa skills and integrate Alexa into their own products. In the US,
there are already over 3,000 skills available for Alexa.

Echo and Echo Dot will start shipping in the UK in the coming weeks. In
Germany, Echo and Echo Dot are available by invitation for customers who
want to help shape Alexa as she evolves—the devices will start shipping
next month.

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