Buenos diaz, Alexa. Just a few weeks after Amazon made Alexa-powered devices and its Echo smart speaker lineup widely available in Spain and Italy, and months after it brought them to France, the Seattle company announced that the voice assistant made a debut in Mexico. 19659002] Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Amazon Smart Plug are available for pre-order in Mexico, starting this week, and will start shipping on Monday with third-party Alexa devices from Sonos, Harman Kardon, Jabra, Bose and others. follow later this year. People who are hoping for Amazon's Echo Show smart screen are currently unlucky.
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) were announced to Mexico in August, along with the launch of an inviting Alexa Voice Service developer preview. (The device machine will be able to access Mexican Spanish language models in the cloud using AVS APIs from November 1
"Thousands of millions of customers around the world already use Alexa, and today we are pleased to introduce the service to our customers in Mexico," said Amazon Alexa, VP Toni Reid. "We have built a whole new experience from the hill up to celebrate Mexican culture so customers can only ask to play favorite music, get news and weather, check their smart home, set reminders, enjoy local skills and more … This experience has been tailor made for Mexico and we can not wait to hear what our customers believe. "
Today, the launch of Amazon Music for Mexico also marked. As in the 40 other countries where it is available, the two-layer streaming service – Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music – offers a directory of over 50 million songs, plus playlists and stations "cured for music lovers in Mexico." Two million songs and up to 40 hours of monthly playback are available free of charge to Prime members.) Some include "Mexicanísimo"; "Hecho en México", which offers a mix of songs by Vicente Fernández, José Alfredo Jiménez and more; "#LoQueSuena," a playlist updated weekly with new music development in Mexico; and "Fuego Latino", which highlights the top songs of Latin music.
"With today's launch in Mexico, we provide customers with an amazing selection of music, including hand-drawn global and local content made for music lovers in Mexico," Federico Pedersen, music director of Mexico in Amazon, said. "Soon millions of songs will be paired with a whole new way to listen to music through the voice of Alexa, and provide a variety of new ways to ask for music. We can not wait for customers to start their listening experience with Amazon Music."
Amazon Music Unlimited individual plans start at $ 5 per month or $ 50 per year for Prime members. Family plans, which allow up to six members of a household to share a subscription, are $ 7.53 or $ 76.08 per month or year respectively (for Premier members). And Single Device Plan, which extends to a single Echo speaker, is $ 1.97 per month.
Amazon has taken a slow but stable approach to global expansion, providing support for German and Japanese, bringing Alexa and Echo devices to Britain and Germany in 2016, Japan in November, and France this summer. The company rolled out Alexa and Echo in India, Australia and Canada after adapting the virtual assistant's English language to suit local markets. And it added 80 additional regions – including a number of Latin American markets, such as Chile, Columbia, Peru and Uruguay – by the end of 2017.
However, in this way Alexa searches for competitors like Google Assistant, as Google claims will support more more than 30 languages by the end of 2018. Apple's Siri speaks dozens of languages, and Microsoft's Cortana is available in more than seven.
At the moment Alexa supports English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. 19659002] In an effort to improve Alexa's linguistic abilities, Amazon released Cleo this year, a gamified skill that rewards users for repeated sentences in local languages and dialects. According to Alexa Skills Store's listing, this has helped improve the speech assistant's understanding of languages like French, Hindi and Mandarin Chinese.