There's also a new $25 smart plug which can be linked to Alexa allowing you to individually label it and simply say specific commands such as "turn off the bedroom light".
One of the most notable new offerings is called Fire TV Recast, a DVR companion that enables the recording and replaying of free over-the-air TV programming via Amazon's Fire TV or Echo Show devices, or Fire tablet, iOS and Android devices.
Alexa is even developing a personality, complete with a favorite pet or beer.More news: Manchester United vs Wolves: Paul Merson predicts scoreline
It has also learned to understand whispers, responding in equally hushed tones in a feature to be rolled out in the coming weeks.
And the list of new Alexa features is expansive.
Guard can also take advantage of Away Lighting - Alexa will flash lights on and off to deter intruders, provided you have the requisite smart lights - and it integrates with ADT and other alarm systems.
Simple to set up and use-just plug in, open the Alexa App, and wirelessly connect to your Echo device (s) to control music with your voice.More news: Joshua v Povetkin: Fear of defeat keeps Anthony Joshua on edge
There will also be new support for multi-step requests.
The miniature Echo has been given a more powerful speaker too, which is 70% louder and produces clearer sound.
That shouldn't be a surprise given the price and the other Echo options available. You can connect the woofer with the Echo device while listening to music.
Although the Hunches technology will only work with connected home gadgets for now, Reid said that Amazon would build on the technology as time goes on. It's got the home pretty well covered, but now it's going out on the road. Well, this smart microwave will retail at a mere $60! According to David Limp, the senior vice president of Amazon Devices, the ubiquitous microwave was long overdue for an upgrade. The company plans to sell them in bundles with select speaker makers, including Bose. Let's say you happen to already own an Echo Show, and a Ring front-door camera. Given that the sound quality of the original Echo has been something of a talking point amongst audiophiles, this is probably good news, though we'd temper it with the fact that if they get it wrong, this could be very expensive turd-polishing exercise. Right now, the Alexa Connect Kit is just a preview, and if you want to get your hands on one - or get any specs on this bit of hardware - you'll need to apply to the developer program. It all adds up to Amazon's push to "unite a scattered industry", the WSJ notes. Google was first with its Home speaker powered by the Google Assistant.More news: Marvel's Eternals Movie Finds Director