Amazon devices now available at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores

Customers can now try and buy the latest Amazon devices at select Whole Foods Market locations

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – As the gift-giving season approaches, Whole Foods Market and Amazon today announced that customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and more at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores. In addition, Amazon Pop-Up stores will open at Whole Foods Market stores in Chicago, Illinois and Rochester Hills, Michigan on Nov. 13; Davie, Florida and Pasadena, California on Nov. 14; and the new Union Station store in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 15. Just in time for holiday shopping and entertaining, Whole Foods Market customers will be able to try out Amazon devices and learn about services like Prime and unique content on Prime Video at the staffed Amazon Pop-Up stores.

In addition to getting to know Alexa and test-driving some of Amazon’s best-selling devices, ‘tis the season for Whole Foods Market customers to get a head start on their holiday gifting by taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday deals. Starting the week leading up to Black Friday, Amazon is offering a variety of deals including $20 off the Echo Dot, $20 off the all-new Amazon Echo, $30 off the new Echo Plus, $30 off Kindle Paperwhite, $20 off the new Amazon Cloud Cam, $20 off Fire 7 tablet and $30 off Fire HD 8 tablet.

In addition to playing your favorite holiday tunes, Alexa can also help make your holiday cooking and shopping a little easier:

Alexa, what are you thankful for?

Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving recipe.

Alexa, add Whole Foods Market chocolate truffles to my Thanksgiving list.

Alexa, how long does it take to cook a 10 lb turkey?

Alexa, set a pecan pie timer for 30 minutes.

Alexa, add wrapping paper to my shopping list.

Alexa, play the “Thanksgiving with the Family” playlist on Amazon Music.

Or, ask Alexa to tell you a Thanksgiving joke.

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closed in August 2017 and these collaborative programs are another step forward in the integration between the companies. Whole Foods Market and Amazon will together continue innovating to provide customers with a great shopping experience, in-store offerings, and lower prices.

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market

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Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany
Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

 

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 14, 2016) 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: www.amazon.co.uk/pr and in Germany: www.amazon-presse.de.

“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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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. 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. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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Amazon launches all-new version of Echo Dot for under $50

Amazon launches all-new version of Echo Dot for under $50
Amazon launches all-new version of Echo Dot for under $50

 

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 14, 2016) introduced an all-new version of the groundbreaking Echo Dot for under $50, so you can add Alexa to any room in your home. Just like Echo, Echo Dot gives you access to all of Alexa’s capabilities—she can answer questions, play music, turn on the lights, set timers, give sports updates, check the weather, access over 3,000 Alexa skills, and much more. The all-new Echo Dot is available for pre-order at www.amazon.com/echodot and will begin shipping next month.

“With the same high-quality array of seven microphones found in Echo, the all-new Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even when it’s noisy or music is playing,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “And, at under $50, it is easier than ever to add Echo and Alexa to any or every room in your home.”

All-New Echo Dot—Just $49.99
Made for Any Room—All-New Hardware Design
Echo Dot has a new sleek and compact design, comes in either black or white, and is designed to disappear into any room in a house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers, ask for measurement conversions and recipes, and shop for tens of millions of Amazon products using just your voice.

With the same array of seven microphones found in Amazon Echo, Dot uses beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation to detect the wake word, Alexa, from across the room. The new Echo Dot features a more powerful speech processor, which delivers improved far-field speech recognition accuracy.

Connect to Any Speaker to Voice Control your Music
Echo Dot can directly connect to speakers through Bluetooth or using a 3.5mm stereo cable, enabling you to add Alexa to your home entertainment system. Then, use just your voice to control Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. Customers interested in purchasing a new Bluetooth speaker can take advantage of a special price when they purchase a bundle of select Bose speakers with an Echo Dot.

Turn on the Lights, Change the Temperature, and Start the Sprinkler with Just Your Voice
Use Echo Dot to turn on the lamp before getting out of bed, change the temperature without leaving your chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all with just your voice. Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more from leading smart home providers including Philips Hue, ecobee, TP-Link, Insteon, WeMo, Lutron, TrackR, Luma, Nest, Wink, Honeywell, Samsung SmartThings and Garageio. Customers interested in creating a smart home can save up to $50 on bundles with Echo Dot and smart home devices from ecobee, Philips, and TP-Link.

ESP (Echo Spatial Perception)—Put an Echo or Echo Dot in Every Room
For customers who have multiple Echo devices within hearing distance, Amazon’s new ESP technology intelligently calculates the clarity of the customer’s voice and determines which Echo is best to respond to the request—instantly. This feature is smart—performance gets better over time, so ESP will continuously improve as you use Echo. In multi-Echo households, ESP resolves the problem of two Echo devices answering you at the same time. This new feature will be available as a free update for all Echo devices—including Amazon Echo and the first generation Echo Dot—starting in the coming weeks.

Alexa is Always Getting Smarter
Alexa—the brain behind Echo Dot—is built in the cloud, so she is always getting smarter. Alexa can play music, and provide information, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. The more you use Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. Thousands of third party developers are also building skills for Alexa—there are already over 3,000 skills available that let you do even more with Alexa. You can order a pizza through Dominos, request a ride from Uber, read Audiobooks with Audible, find flight information with Kayak, get cocktail recipe suggestions from Patrón, and much more.

Pricing and Availability
The all-new Echo Dot is available in either black or white and will start shipping next month. You can pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/echodot.

A single Echo Dot is available for $49.99. Otherwise, you can choose a six-pack for buy five, get one free, or a 12-pack for buy 10, get two free and easily Alexa-enable every room of your house.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. 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. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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206-266-7180
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