Amazon Devices News Roundup for October 2021
There’s a lot happening with Amazon devices in Canada this month, so here’s a roundup of the latest news–check it out below:
All-New Echo Buds Now Available
Amazon’s second-generation wireless Echo Buds became available for pre-order on October 12, and started shipping October 21. The new Echo Buds come in Black or Glacier White, with a refreshed design, Active Noise Cancellation, wireless charging, and hands-free Alexa functionality.
Echo Buds cost $154.99 — click here to get yours today.
New Fire TV Devices Launched in Canada
On September 9, Amazon announced Amazon-built smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs, and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max launched in Canada on October 7, and the Fire TV smart devices followed suit on October 27.
You can purchase a Fire TV Stick 4K Max here, the Fire TV Omni Series here, and the Fire TV 4-Series here.
Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition Now Available
On September 21, Amazon announced the next generation of Kindle Paperwhite with two new models: the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and the first-ever Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition.
On October 27, both e-readers became available for purchase. The base Kindle Paperwhite costs $149.99, and the Signature Edition punches in at $209.99.
You can order your Kindle Paperwhite here, and the Signature Edition here.
Alexa Gets Ready for Hockey Season
With the 2021-2022 hockey season now underway, Alexa has adapted itself to be your go-to sidekick off the ice for sports updates, historical statistics, quizzes, and more.
Amazon has shared the following Alexa experiences you can try to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action this hockey season:
- “Alexa, play NHL highlights”
- “Alexa, what’s my sports update?”
- “Alexa, when are the Leafs playing?”
- “Alexa, how many Stanley Cups did Wayne Gretzky win?”
- “Alexa, how many goals did Josh Anderson score?”
- “Alexa, open Sportsnet NHL Trivia”
- “Alexa, tell me a fun fact about hockey”
- “Alexa, tell me the story ‘The First Hockey Game’”
- “Alexa, get the latest episode of Hockey Central”
- “Alexa, commentator mode”
- “Alexa, cheer for the Montreal Canadiens”
Amazon Kids and Kids+ Now Available on Fire TV in Canada
On October 25, Amazon announced the expansion of its Amazon Kids and Kids+ services to select Fire TV devices. At the time of writing, both services are available on all Fire TV sticks in Canada, as well as specific Fire TV-enabled smart TVs.
“Alexa, Play Something on Netflix”
Amazon’s Fire TVs and Netflix are bringing an end to endless scrolling for content to watch — starting today on Fire TV in Canada and the U.S., simply say, “Alexa, play something on Netflix,” and Alexa will start streaming something it thinks you’ll like.
Alexa Turns 7 on November 6
Amazon says Alexa is built into more than 100,000,000 devices across the globe, and the company’s resident Virtual Assistant will be turning 6 on the 6th of November. Canadians everywhere can celebrate by saying, “Alexa, happy birthday” or “Alexa, sing happy birthday.” You can also ask Alexa to tell you a birthday joke.