Amazon is expanding on its Echo lineup with the Amazon Echo Link and Amazon Echo Link Amp. The Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are designed to be connected with existing home audio setups. This basically brings Alexa and music streaming capabilities to high-end audio systems.
Amazon Echo Link
The Amazon Echo Link can be connected to an existing home audio setup to bring audio streaming services such as Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Gaana, TuneIn, and Hungama Music. The device can be used with existing digital or analog equipment such as turntables and digital audio players through inputs and outputs, and you can also use an Echo device to give voice commands for streaming music. It also has a 3.5mm jack with a built-in headphone amplifier to listen to streamed music on high-end headphones.
Price and availability: Rs. 19,999, starting April 16
Amazon Echo Link Amp
The Amazon Echo Link Amp performs similar to the Echo Link, but additionally includes a two-channel, 60W Class D amplifier. It allows you to directly hook it up to passive speakers. Other than it, it brings the same audio streaming services such as Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Gaana, and more. There’s a block-like design with only a volume knob and 3.5mm jack at the front, also WiFi and Ethernet connectivity.
Price and availability: Rs. 29,999, starting May 3