Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon digital assistant heads to France

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It is another Alexa device but have different set of features and use.

Amazon is expanding its lineup of Fire TV products today with the Fire TV Cube.

In the box, it comes with power and ethernet adapters, an Alexa Voice Remote, and the aforementioned IR extender. With the Echo Show you'll also get access to Prime Video and movies, and it can also be used as a digital picture frame. Instead of $229.99, you can own the Echo Show for $149.99.

In addition to doing everything an Echo can do, like searching the web, setting a timer, checking the weather, or even controlling other smart home devices - the Echo Look is equipped with a camera that you can use to take a photo or video of yourself to share with others. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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"Alexa show me dramas". "Alexa, mute." "Alexa turn up the volume". Just say "Alexa, launch Netflix"; "Alexa, tune to CBS"; or "Alexa, find dramas". "Alexa show lyrics." "Alexa, play Jeopardy".

Initially, the Echo Look had debuted as a camera that was available through invites only, but throughout those trial months, the Echo Look has been improved and now also has an Echo Look smartphone app, which of course, you can purchase from Amazon's website. Alexa aced that test. At this juncture, the Fire TV Cube seems more like a work in progress and there is no doubt that further updates will better the device. The Fire TV Cube uses multi-directional infrared technology, cloud based protocols and HDMI CEC, which combined with Alexa, allows users to control a compatible TV, sound bar, A/V receiver, and cable or satellite box.

Amazon also says that many of your favorite apps now support enhanced in-app voice controls on Fire TV, to help you navigate through content by voice, with dozens more coming by year end.

What those controls and visual responses are, and just as importantly, what's missing, is something I look forward to trying out.