After confirming that the company's flagship smart speaker range would be coming to Australian customers in 2018, Amazon has now opened local preorders for their Echo smart speaker range ahead of an official February launch.
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"Australians are engaging with SEEK for more than just active job applying which is why we developed SEEK Company Reviews and SEEK employment market updates for Alexa". Amazon customers in Australia and New Zealand can take advantage of Amazons virtual assistant starting February 1.
The smart home speakers also are launching with a regional version of Alexa, featuring a voice for Australia and New Zealand, local knowledge offerings and skills created by developers in the region.
Until recently, "Alexa, play 90's alternative radio on Pandora" was probably the most common phrase uttered in my home.
The devices will ship from Amazon in early February, and will also be available at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Telstra and Myer. Let us know in the comments.
Rival tradesman marketplace, hipages, also claimed to be one of the first transactional skill-based services to integrate with Amazon Alexa in Australia.
Alexa, Amazon's digital voice assistant, is finally here.
"Whether our customers are with friends, in the middle of a movie or at home with their family, they can simply just ask Alexa and Alexa will respond immediately to place that order with Domino's", Mr Gillespie said.
"In the future, we certainly see this experience turning into one where you can pay bills, make funds transfers or even purchase items".
"We're constantly working to develop concepts and initiatives that will be helpful to our customers, and we rely heavily on data to inform all such initiatives", Village GM of marketing and sales, Mohit Bhargava, said.
Amazon launched in Australia last month after much anticipation. The hipages - Find a tradie "Skill" will connect consumers with local, professional tradies, through simple voice command with Amazon Alexa. Alexa allows amaysim to engage with our customers in a more natural way when it comes to account information and other useful services.