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Facebook Portal deal offers £100 saving on Google Nest and Amazon Echo Show rival

Facebook Portal deal offers £100 saving on Google Nest and Amazon Echo Show rival

FACEBOOK has slashed the price of its rival to the Google Nest and Amazon Echo Show smart displays. Right now you can save £100 when purchasing two Facebook Portal devices. Savings can be had on the Facebook Portal smart displays as well as the Portal TV.

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Alexa could come to your Smart TV tonight! Update to bring Echo assistant to big screen

Amazon’s chatty AI assistant Alexa will be added to a range of Smart TVs overnight in a software update. When the new software is up-and-running on your telly, you’ll be able to speak into the remote to change channels, search for movies from specific directors, or ask general knowledge questions – exactly like an Amazon Echo.

The latest update comes courtesy of a partnership between Amazon and LG Electronics. Televisions from LG that ship with the LG Magic Remote will be able to use their channel-changer like an Amazon Echo.

According to LG, Alexa will be arriving on televisions powered by its webOS Smart TV platform. The update will start in North America, followed by Europe, including the UK, and Asia in the coming weeks and months. Unfortunately, there’s no definitive timeframe just yet, but hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long before the upgrade lands.

As well as LG TVs, other supported brands include Blaupunkt, Polaroid, Seiki, and Skytech.

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LG Home Entertainment Head of Content Services Jung Sung-hyun said: “The addition of Amazon Alexa to the long list of webOS features will enhance the user experience and boost the value of our growing smart TV ecosystem. Bringing together the capabilities of Alexa with the convenience of webOS to third-party TVs is a win-win-win for TV brands, customers and developers.”

If you don’t already own an Amazon Echo, but have an LG TV in the living room, you’ll be able to test out some of the best-selling smart speakers best features. That means you’ll be able to ask for the latest headlines, check the weather or traffic conditions, switch on smart lights, order takeaways and more with just your voice.

The arrival of Alexa should also be a boost to accessibility. The ability to switch HDMI inputs, find channels in the EPG, and launch streaming apps, like Netflix, with the press of a single button and your voice should help those who are a little less tech-savvie to uncover new features. 

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Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon just slashed Echo smart speaker prices

Other deals that have already been confirmed include four months free access to Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime members can also get 50% off movies and TV shows purchased or rented through Prime Video.

“This Prime Day, we’re offering Prime members millions of deals from great brands which we know our customers love. We’re also continuing our support for the small businesses selling on Amazon by running our ‘spend £10 get £10 offer’, which will help thousands of smaller companies in the run up to Prime Day,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager.

“As a Prime Day first, we’re also delighted to be increasing our donations to charity when customers shop through AmazonSmile, so there is plenty for everyone this year.”

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Amazon offering huge Echo Buds discount ahead of Prime Day 2021

Prime Day 2021 is kicking off on June 21, but that doesn’t mean Amazon customers can’t grab an incredible bargain right now. In the run-up to Prime Day 2021 (which is running on June 21 and June 22) Amazon is offering a huge saving on its Echo Buds wireless earbuds. The Echo Buds usually cost £119.99, but right now Amazon has reduced the price to just £49.99 – a 58 per cent saving.

The deal is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, and is running for a limited time only.

The offer ends on June 22, so if you want to take advantage of this great money saving deal you better not delay.

The Echo Buds come with hands-free Alexa access, Bose active noise reduction tech and five hours of juice per charge.

When factoring in the charging case the Echo Buds offer up to 20 hours worth of battery life.

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Amazon also says the Echo Buds offers “premium speaker drivers” that “deliver crisp, dynamic audio”.

And with the deal that Amazon is offering right now, this is all for a fraction of the price of its rivals such as the Apple AirPods which cost £159.99 and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live that cost £159.

The Echo Buds deal gives an early taster of some of the incredible money saving deals heading to Prime subscribers later this month.

At the start of June Amazon officially confirmed the dates of Prime Day 2021, which will offer over two million deals across every shopping category.

And that’s not all. Amazon is also offering a £10 money off voucher for Prime customers to use when purchasing from a small business.

This coupon can be redeemed between June 7 and June 20.

Speaking about Prime Day 2021, John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager, said: “This Prime Day, we’re offering Prime members millions of deals from great brands which we know our customers love. We’re also continuing our support for the small businesses selling on Amazon by running our ‘spend £10 get £10 offer’, which will help thousands of smaller companies in the run up to Prime Day.

“As a Prime Day first, we’re also delighted to be increasing our donations to charity when customers shop through AmazonSmile, so there is plenty for everyone this year.”

Amazon Prime costs £79 if you pay for a year’s worth of access in one go, or £7.99 if you decide to pay each month.

Amazon is also offering a 30 day Prime free trial to new members, so you can try out all the perks of the service.

Besides access to exclusive savings such as Prime Day, Prime membership offers speedy Prime delivery, access to the huge library of unmissable boxsets and movies on Prime Video and much much more.

Other Amazon Prime perks include Amazon Music Prime, Prime Gaming and Prime Reading.

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Why buying an Amazon Echo speaker right now is a really terrible idea

“This Prime Day, we’re offering Prime members millions of deals from great brands which we know our customers love. We’re also continuing our support for the small businesses selling on Amazon by running our ‘spend £10 get £10 offer’, which will help thousands of smaller companies in the run up to Prime Day,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager.

“As a Prime Day first, we’re also delighted to be increasing our donations to charity when customers shop through AmazonSmile, so there is plenty for everyone this year.”

Prime Day kicks off at 00.01am on June 21 and runs through 23.59pm on June 22 for Prime members in the UK, U.S., the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Spain, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Brazil, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

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