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Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand

Posted on 23-Feb-2024 10:40 | Filed under: News

Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand

Echo Hub with Alexa is Amazon's first smart home control panel built for simple and intuitive connected device management.


“The new Echo Hub allows customers to seamlessly and simply manage everything from daily tasks, to thousands of compatible smart home devices - all with Alexa,” said Kate Gooden, Head of Product, Amazon Alexa in Australia and New Zealand. “Customers around the world interact with Alexa tens of millions of times every hour. From triggering your favourite Routine to updating your shopping list, the Echo Hub gives Aussies more ways to experience what I think is the world’s best personal AI.”


Announced September 2023, the device is now making its way to retail.


The Echo Hub has an 8-inch touch-enabled display featuring a customisable dashboard that makes it simple for customers to group and manage smart home devices, view multiple compatible smart home camera feeds at once, start a Routine, organise widgets, and manage volume and media streaming on your devices from one handy hub.


When not actively in use, Echo Hub changes to an idle screen that can be personalised with a rotating collection of photos and glanceable information such as the weather and time. When someone approaches the device, Echo Hub uses infrared technology to detect their proximity and naturally transitions the content back to the home screen.


As with all Echo devices, the Echo Hub has been designed with customer privacy in mind and includes multiple layers of privacy controls. The device includes a microphone on/off button, and customers have full control over their voice recordings and can view, hear, or delete them at any time. 


The Echo Hub is NZ$ 369 and is available now from leading retailers, including JB Hi-Fi and Noel Leeming.