Amazon Devices June Round-up: Prime Day, Alexa Shopping, and More
Alexa is getting smarter and more complex every single day by finding new ways of applying learned behaviours to new and different scenarios. Currently built into more than 100,000,000 devices worldwide, Alexa and the Echo suite of devices continue to evolve.
Check out the top Amazon devices and Alexa updates you need to know for the month of June 2022:
Prime Day is here!
Prime Day is back with millions of deals. The 40-hour exclusive event for Prime kicks off at 3 a.m. ET and goes through July 13. Among the deals offered in Canada this year, you can save up to 65% on select Echo, Echo Smart Home Bundles, Fire TV, and other devices.
— Amazon Canada (@amazonca) July 13, 2022
Alexa, send my shopping list
Customers in Canada can now seamlessly share their shopping needs with their contacts via the Alexa app or compatible Echo devices, by simply saying, “Alexa, send my shopping list to (person).”
Alexa will identify the contact and confirm that it’s the correct match for sharing. Alexa will then send a message directly to the receiver’s Alexa account with a copy of the Shopping List. This feature could be particularly useful for those who may be taking care of loved ones who are unable to make it to the grocery store themselves.
To use this feature, customers must have an Alexa-enabled device set up for Communication and the Alexa app installed on their mobile device.
Kids+ simplified subscription
Kids+ has launched a new simplified subscription version with new pricing for subscribers in Canada. Changes to the subscription include eliminating customer-facing plans of “Single Child” and “Family” in support of one “Monthly” plan.
This new plan provides subscribers with the existing benefits of Family plans – with no charge per child accessing the plan.
Available in July…
Enjoy summer with Alexa:
- “Alexa, sing me a summer song”
- “Alexa, tell me a joke about summer”
- “Alexa, tell me a campfire story”
- “Alexa, give me a tip to celebrate summer”