Amazon Alexa is getting smarter and more complex every single day by finding new ways of applying learned behaviours to new and different scenarios. For the month of September 2021, below are the top Alexa updates you should know about.
Alexa for Everyone
Amazon Canada announced its donation of over 500 Echo Shows to not-for-profit organization Connected Canadians in September. Amazon was able to help provide Echo Show devices to seniors living independently and in care homes across Canada.
Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series Smart TVs and Fire TV Stick 4K Max
On September 9, Amazon announced an all-new lineup of Fire TV devices with its first-ever Amazon-built smart TVs – the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs – and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
LEGO Monkie Kid for Amazon Kids+
On September 8, the LEGO Group announced its first-ever original content distribution relationship and product deal with Amazon with the launch of the animated series LEGO Monkie Kid. The content is part of a multi-territory, multi-year arrangement which includes seasons one and two, two specials, and a new line of LEGO sets available later this fall.
Kindle Paperwhite and New Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger display, a new adjustable warm light, and increased battery life, while the new Signature Edition adds an auto-adjusting light sensor and is the first-ever Kindle to offer wireless charging. Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite will start shipping October 27.
New in Devices: Echo Show 15
On September 28, Amazon introduced its all-new Echo device, the Echo Show 15. The Echo Show 15 is an entirely new Echo Show with a 15.6-inch display that you can mount to your wall or place on your counter. Find out more about the new Echo Show 15 device here.
New in Features: Giving Families Entertainment and Peace of Mind
On September 28, Amazon announced new features and services designed to do even more with Alexa in Canada. More people are asking Alexa to play their favorite shows, movies, and live TV than ever before, and customers have access to 4x the content through Alexa than they did this time last year.