Amazon has expanded its Echo lineup with a new smart speaker, the Echo Pop, in India. This affordable smart speaker supports Alexa, features a front-firing speaker, and is available in multiple color options. Here’s more on its price, features, and other details.
Specifications and Features
The Echo Pop has a semi-spherical design and is available in classic black and white colors and more vibrant purple and green options. The device features a 1.95-inch front-firing directional speaker, claimed to deliver a balanced sound output, and supports lossless high-definition audio.
Amazon emphasizes user privacy, thus providing options to disable the mic and customize various Alexa privacy settings. The Echo Pop is powered by the AZ2 Neural Edge processor, the same found in India’s recently introduced Echo Dot 5th Generation. It shares similar features and specifications, but for a slightly higher price, it offers an integrated temperature sensor and tap gesture controls.
With built-in Alexa, users can ask the smart speaker to play music from Amazon Prime Music, Hungama, Spotify, JioSaavan, or even Apple Music. The Echo Pop can also pair with phones via Bluetooth to play music from downloaded streaming apps. Alexa supports both Hindi and English languages. Besides playing your favorite songs, it can also provide weather updates, set reminders, and perform other tasks. For children, Alexa can narrate bedtime stories, play rhymes, conduct quizzes, and much more.
Like other Amazon smart speakers, the Echo Pop can also be used to control smart home devices from brands like Xiaomi, Syska, and Wipro. Additionally, it can enable control of non-smart appliances with the aid of a smart plug.
Price and Availability
The Amazon Echo Pop is priced at Rs 4,999 and is currently available for purchase through Amazon India. It will also be sold offline at stores like Croma, Reliance Digital, Poorvika, and more.