Amazon Echo UK release date: New speaker to make your house talk to you on sale now ahead of launch

Amazon hopes that the cylinder can become its way into your house

Andrew Griffin@_andrew_griffin
Wednesday 14 September 2016 12:02

Amazon's robot assistant to control your house has gone on sale in the UK.

The Alexa speaker – as well as the smaller Echo Dot – is now available for pre-orders. It will actually arrive with people who ordered it "this autumn", though it didn't say exactly when in autumn that would be.

It will cost £149.99 in the UK. It will cost the same amount in euros in Germany, where it has also gone on sale – though pre-orders there will be limited only to people selected for the closed tests.

Initially, Prime customers will be able to get £50 or the same in euros knocked off the price, as a "thank you" to those customers.

Amazon will also sell the Echo Dot in the UK, on the same schedule. That smaller version of the Echo – which doesn't include the speaker but has to be plugged into one – will go on sale for £49.99 and the same price in euros.

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