How do you know it will be limited to the Apple tv? It could be a seperate 
unit, it is all speculation  

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> On 16 Oct 2016, at 7:25 pm, Dane Trethowan <> wrote:
> Hmm. will be interesting to see whether the new version is compatible with 
> other countries outside the U.S.
> Perhaps I’ve miss-read something but the options described in what you’ve 
> posted sound remarkably similar to what is available already.
> I myself have been meaning to order one - having set one up already I’m 
> impressed by the performance and functionality - however there’s the Google 
> Home coming and of course Apple TV will offer similar functionality however 
> that will be limited to the Apple TV box itself and not a separate unit.
>> On 17 Oct. 2016, at 4:49 am, Gordon Smith <> wrote:
>> Remember though, these options will apply to the old version. The new one 
>> does not hit the market until 28 October.
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>> My compliments and kindest regards
>> Gordon Smith:
>> <>
>> Accessibility & Information Technology Support Specialist.
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>>> On 16 Oct 2016, at 18:27, Chris Moore <> wrote:
>>> I love mine, and with the help of wemo switches and ITaTT I have my lights 
>>> automatically coming on at sunset  
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>>>> On 16 Oct 2016, at 4:25 pm, Dane Trethowan <> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> I know someone who bought one and he's extremely happy with it though he 
>>>> had to do a little fiddling to have it work properly in Australia.
>>>> Even now the Echo still doesn't read phone numbers correctly - we have 8 
>>>> digit phone numbers whereas the U.S. have 7 digit phone numbers. -
>>>> Part of getting the Echo working correctly was to set it to a location 
>>>> with the same time zone as Australia, Guam was the obvious choice here.
>>>> Then the problem arose of getting the App from the IOS App store, the Echo 
>>>> App isn't available in Australia so a workaround had to be put into place.
>>>> I don't recall all of what had to be done now as it was some time ago - I 
>>>> actually posted all the steps required to techno-chat at the time - but 
>>>> now my friend can sign into his account on the web and control the echo 
>>>> from there - well most of it -.
>>>> As was written in the original mail, there are 3 different echos available 
>>>> right now and a review of each model was in Access World a couple of 
>>>> months ago, turns out the original echo is by far the best one to buy and 
>>>> - from the demos I've heard - I'd be pretty happy with that too.
>>>> Amazon does have competition from the Google Home device, the Google Home 
>>>> was demonstrated on the BBC Radio 4 Today show a month or so back, I 
>>>> actually heard the demo live, Google is to launch the Home soon.
>>>> If you'd rather get ahead of the Home and the Echo - and you have an 
>>>> Android phone - then you can either try the Google Allo App or - if you'd 
>>>> rather your Android device be shiny and new with all the features of 
>>>> Amazon Echo and Google Home Built-in - buy a Google Pixel smartphone.
>>>>> On 15/10/2016 6:22 AM, Gordon Smith wrote:
>>>>> Hello everybody
>>>>> I’ve been silently watching this one for about 5 months now, and tonight 
>>>>> I placed an order for one. It isn’t just a speaker that you can listen 
>>>>> from, it’s a “Listener” that you can talk too. You add all your commands 
>>>>> verbally, and you can now have it do quite a wide range of tasks for you. 
>>>>> It’s the first step along the way towards a “Smart” home; read on:
>>>>> Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but 
>>>>> it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of 
>>>>> features and integrations, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's 
>>>>> potential.
>>>>> THE BAD The Echo's sound quality is uneven at times, with weak bass at 
>>>>> high volumes. The growing list of "Skills" in the Alexa app could also 
>>>>> benefit from better organisation.
>>>>> THE BOTTOM LINE More than a year after its debut, the Echo is smarter 
>>>>> than ever, and one of the best connected home products money can 
>>>>> currently buy.
>>>>> Autumn 2016 update
>>>>> Since introducing the original Amazon Echo in November 2014, Amazon has 
>>>>> continued to refresh and expand its lineup of hands-free, voice-enabled 
>>>>> speakers. In April, the company introduced the Echo Dot, which is a 
>>>>> smaller version of the Echo, and in September returned with an updated 
>>>>> version of the Dot, simultaneously cutting its price almost in half to 
>>>>> $50(US) or £50 (UK Sterling).
>>>>> This new Echo Dot, has a slightly sleeker design than the original, 
>>>>> though it comes equipped with the same array of seven microphones and 
>>>>> advanced noise-cancelling technology. Amazon says that the new Dot 
>>>>> features a more powerful speech processor, which delivers improved 
>>>>> far-field speech recognition accuracy. It's currently available for 
>>>>> preorder and will ship on 28 October.
>>>>> The original, more expensive Echo can fill a room with sound. The Dot 
>>>>> features much of the same functionality as the Echo, just with a less 
>>>>> powerful speaker and a line-out plug on the back. In April, also Amazon 
>>>>> introduced the $130.00 Echo Tap. Because it runs on a battery, you need 
>>>>> to hit a button to initiate interactions; it's less convenient than the 
>>>>> always-listening Echo and Dot, but it's also portable. And once you do 
>>>>> push the button, you can issue voice commands to Alexa, play music from 
>>>>> your phone or stream it over Wi-Fi, check the weather or news, and issue 
>>>>> commands to control your smart home.
>>>>> I can’t wait! I’ve ordered the full Echo, so if there’s interest I shall 
>>>>> produce an extensive audio demonstration to show it off in all its glory.
>>>>> ========================================
>>>>> My compliments and kindest regards
>>>>> Gordon Smith:
>>>>> <>
>>>>> Accessibility & Information Technology Support Specialist.
>>>>> Mobile/SMS:
>>>>> +44 (0)7907 823971
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