ADD ALEXA TO EXISTING HI-FI SYSTEMS & SPEAKERS
Announced today, Amazon has released the Echo Input which is an inexpensive way of adding Alexa voice control to any existing audio system.
Amazon's Echo Input is a slim, low profile 'puck' that will blend seamlessly into any room and conveniently connect to an existing speaker or hi-fi system via an included 3.5mm audio cable or via Bluetooth.
Echo Input is Amazon's first Echo device where all audio is designed to come from an external speaker that the company says:
... provides customers with an even more affordable way to add Alexa to the speaker of their choice, or the speaker they already own.
Like other Echo products, Input features a custom four-microphone array so you can talk to Alexa from across the room—even while music is playing. Just ask, and Alexa will answer questions, play music, read the news, control your smart home, add items to your To-Do list, and much more.
Echo Input will also feature as an additional zone and can be included in existing Multi-room Music groups configured from the Alexa app.
With thousands of local skills available in Australia, with a wide range developed by local brands, you can get the news from ABC or Fox Sports or tune into the big game with AFL live streams. Or stream your preferred Australian radio station with RadioApp.
The Echo Input is available online now for $55, and will also be available at JB Hi-Fi stores this week.