Amazon Echo is coming to the UK (and Germany)


Staff member
13 September 2012
Amazon Echo, which launched in the US, is coming to the UK and Germany.

The device can be used to perform a variety of functions via your voice, but it can't do the washing up unfortunately (not yet anyway ;)).

A list of the features of the device from
  • Plays all your music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more

More information on the Amazon Echo speaker is available from the US Amazon site at this time located here -