Telstra have announced their Smart Home devices such as motion sensors, cameras and lightbulbs can be controlled through an Echo devices.
Amazon's smart speaker The Echo will be on sale in New Zealand early this year, according to Amazon.
Amazon Music Unlimited will be available through three monthly plan options; the Echo Plan, offering full access to Amazon Music Unlimited at $4.99/month on a single Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus; the Individual Plan at $11.99/month; or the Family Plan, coming soon, which will allow up to six members of a household to share a subscription for just $17.99/month.
Voice search and control using devices like Amazon Echo or Google Assistant-enabled devices such as Google Home, continue to grow in popularity.
The Echo has been available in the USA for years - well before Google entered the market - but this is the first time the gadget has been officially sold in Australia via Amazon's freshly-launched Aussie website. The key phrase is then "Alexa, ask Airtasker to find me a cleaner". This is expected to work just like Spotify or Apple Music (in that it's unlimited, ad-free music on demand) but you can only listen to it on Amazon's Echo player.
Amazon's Echo, Alexa and Music Unlimited are hitting Australia and New Zealand next month
Users of the Echo devices will also have access to over 10,000 third-party "skills" in Australia, which are similar to what apps are to your phone, which includes those developed by local brands from booking an Uber, to preparing dinner with the help of recipes from Taste.com.au, checking travel details and getting loyalty program updates from Qantas, or checking your account balance with Westpac or NAB.
"We know our customers want a seamless banking experience that fits with their needs and complements their lifestyles", said Westpac chief executive, consumer bank, George Frazis. This will provide them with access to over 110,000 registered tradespeople across all trade categories such as plumbing, building, painting, tiling, electrical work, handyman work, garden maintenance, air conditioning, concreting and other home fix jobs.
Amazon states that Alexa will deliver an "all-new experience" Australian consumers, alongside a new "Alexa Australia and New Zealand edition", with local knowledge, and skills built by Australian developers.
"It's still early days for having conversations with your technology, but we're continuing to discover new ways to adapt and integrate that into our daily lives", he said. Alexa allows amaysim to engage with our customers in a more natural way when it comes to account information and other useful services.
These are just some examples of Alexa integration, there are literally hundreds more - while Google Home got the jump on this space a year ago in Australia it's very clear Amazon is coming in at full speed.
He said he wants to restructure the state's taxes to reduce the federal increases - without hurting the state's bottom line. The law caps a deduction for state and local taxes, meaning many people in high-tax states like NY will see tax increases.
He said that his vision for a "stronger and fairer" New Jersey includes criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. The new governor has promised to sign legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
SNELL: Yeah, so this is where things get a little bit more complicated. "There is real economic anxiety in America", Ryan said. Trump blamed Democrats for opposing the GOP's year-end spending plans, suggesting a government shutdown is a possibility.
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That could be a source of vulnerability that political opponents will likely use to argue that most Catalans oppose independence. Rajoy said the results showed a decline in support for pro-independence parties since 2010, although "not as much as we wanted".
United States disengagement from Syria would also provide Iran "golden opportunity" to strengthen its position there. Turkish tanks and troops have massed in the border region, and Erdogan has said an invasion could occur this week.
Conservatives were also threatening to balk. "If it's shut down over immigration, the Democrats take the brunt of that", said Rep. But some House GOP defense hawks could vote no because they want lawmakers to approve long-term spending for the Pentagon.
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