Amazon Echo Plus Pre-Orders Include Philips Hue Smart Buld

The Echo Plus will start shipping for less than the price of the original Echo, which launched three years ago: $149 in the US. It’s also available in the UK and Germany. Each box comes with an included Philips Hue smart bulb.

The Echo Plus solidifies the Echo not just as a connected speaker or housing for Alexa, but as a legitimate smart home device, pitting it directly against companies like Samsung’s SmartThings, Nest, and Apple in creating a platform for connected home devices.

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28 Sep