Amazon Alexa and Echo to Launch in France

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Amazon has announced that Alexa and Echo are to be launched in France.

Developers around the world have created skills and Alexa-enabled devices for French customers, from brands such as Marmiton, franceinfo, Netatmo, Legrand, La Fourchette, Philips Hue, Uber, Domino’s Pizza, TP-Link and more.

“Tens of millions of customers around the world are already using Alexa, and today we’re excited to introduce Alexa to our customers in France.

“We’ve built an entirely new experience from the ground up that honors the French language and culture, allowing customers to just ask to get music, weather, news, information, and more—just by asking. And there are already hundreds of skills for French customers from some of the most popular brands in France”, said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Amazon Devices International.

Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around your voice—they’re always ready, hands-free, and fast. Alexa is the brain behind Echo—just ask, and she’ll answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much more.

With far-field voice control, Echo can do all this from across the room. Since Alexa runs in the AWS cloud, she is always getting smarter—plus, it is simple for developers to build Alexa skills and integrate Alexa into their own products.

Alexa will be available in France starting next week.