Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon digital assistant heads to France

Amazon launches Echo Look in U.S., could popularize computer vision via Alexa

Over the past year we invited customers to use Echo Look and give us feedback, which led to the launch of many new features-we're now excited to make the device available to all customers, with even more fashionable features and functionality to come that will help customers look their best every day. Amazon says it's working with those services to integrate voice commands. Household Profiles allows you to register up to two accounts to your Echo Look and switch just by asking or, using your voice, Alexa can recognise it and switch accounts automatically when enabled-you don't even need to ask.

For convenience, Amazon will bundle the Fire TV Cube with an IR signal extender in case you have a peripheral inside a cabinet.

"They're always ready, hands-free, and fast", Amazon said of its smart speakers in a release. You can enjoy Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, Showtime, Starz, and more like you normally would in high resolution. You can do things like ask for the weather, check your calendar, and get your daily briefing all thanks to the streaming box. The Cube can control a set up with the support of HDMI-CEC provided that the other devices support that standard. It also includes the same beam-forming, noise-reducing, and echo-cancelling tech found in older Echo devices. Yes, the Fire TV Cube also doubles up as a universal remote, sweet! Simply ask it to play music, read the news, control your connected house or even tell a joke, and Alexa does as you ask.

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The Cube will be available later this month for $120. Another plus: since it's created to hook up to a TV, users can easily control and view smart camera feeds. It'll begin shipping on June 21st, but Amazon Prime customers who pre-order on either June 7th or June 8th can get the Fire TV Cube at a discounted price.

For the time the Cube supports cable boxes from Comcast, Dish, and DirectTV and The Fire TV Cube supports 4K playback, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos. Amazon Prime members can pre-order Fire TV Cube on June 7th and 8th at a special price of $90 and it can also be pre-ordered together with the recently announced Amazon Cloud Cam for United States $199.98.

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