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Amazon bundles with Philips on Echo Plus for smart homes

Techstination feature for Monday, December 11, 2017

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      Once again, it’s a big holiday season for intelligent assistants in the home.   Amazon’s Echo line has been updated and expanded.   There’s the Echo Show with a touch screen…that can be useful in lots of ways.  The Echo 2nd generation features Dolby sound and there’s the Echo Plus with a built in smart home hub.   You can find it bundled with a Philips Hue bulb as well.   Philips Product Marketing Manager Mike Deschamps …

“We’ve seen a huge surge in people wanting to control their lights with voice.  It just makes a natural kind of extension into the home.”

Philips Hue also works with Apple Home kit and Google Home as well.   The advantage to the Echo Plus is that you don’t need a separate hub.       It sells, with a bulb included, for about a hundred fifty dollars.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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