Amazon made it again! Another surprise release of new gadget – Amazon Echo. This gadget will probably more suitable for whole family instead of individual use. We hope it can be shipped directly to Singapore, but most likely it will be like all other Amazon’s inventions, you probably need a forwarder service to get it ship to Singapore.
Amazon Echo is a cylindrical 360-degree speaker, it has built-in artificial intelligence to serve as your assistant. Echo can listen to your voice commands or questions and answer you with the information you needed. Just like those sci-fi movies that we watch, where people can have voice interaction their A.I, system at home.
In order to speak to Amazon Echo, you need to say the activation word first, for example:
“Alexa, how many kilogram for 9 pounds?”
“Alexa, what time is it?”
“Alexa, play We Are The World.”
“Alexa, wikipedia Lee Kuan Yew.” (Wikipedia can be used as verb now)
“Alexa, what is he weather in Tokyo tomorrow?”
By the way, ‘Alexa’ is Amazon Echo’s default activation word (also know as the ‘name’ for the speaker, you can change it to any name of your choice).
Echo is connects via dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi, so it should have no problem to be used in Singapore or Malaysia. It is on all the times and connected to Amazon Cloud. When you ask Amazon Echo a question, it will take your request to the cloud, from there the request will be parsed and responded immediately. Since Echo is relies on Amazon Cloud Services, so Amazon promise that it will gain more functionality over time. Currently Echo can act upon request for weather, news and information from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn. Play your music from your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio. It can also assists in setting alarms, timers, and prepare shopping and to-do lists. To answer your specific questions, Amazon Echo will ping Wikipedia for retrieving answers.
Amazon Echo Video Demo:
Get Amazon Echo to Singapore
Amazon Echo is now yet to be released for public sales, instead it is made available by selected invitation only. The price tagged at $199 and selected Prime member can get it at $99. So, for those who are interested to get one, you need to act fast to request for the invitation and get more information here. Hope you will successfully get Amazon Echo to Singapore!
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i got the alexa app but cannot purchase anything!
How do you download it in Android app store? It is also not available in Singapore
How to install Amazon Alexa App in Singapore.
Visit this page with your mobile phone and visit this url:
To install the Amazon Underground App, just follow these 3 steps:
1. Update Phone Settings
-Go to your phone Settings page and tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
-Check the Unknown Sources box and confirm with OK
-Go to Your Downloads
-Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
-Tap on the Amazon App File (Amazon_App.apk)
-Tap Install when prompted
3. Launch Amazon Underground
-Tap Open to launch the Amazon Underground App
-Sign in, open the left Menu
-Search for Alexa App and install it on your phone.
thanks for information.
need help – i did all 3 steps. last 3rd step [ Search for Alexa App and install … ]
after opening left side menu… NOT getting option of ” alexa app” –
In search also it gives ” buying option for alexa” and app option.
continuation to above-
I am in Singapore, already having amazon Echo unit and not going to buy it now from Amazon underground.
I need help only to install app on my mobile. please guide me.
hi, you install the Amazon underground app on your mobile phone, then from the app you download amd install the Echo app. The Echo app will guide you how to setup your Echo.
pls help me, I already setup my Alexa on my computer, but how I can download the Alexa app on Singapore apple store??? because it no avelaber to download..
This is for Android only? What about for IPhone IOS? Please advise how to install?Thanks.
Hi all, I just got the amazon tap and I cannot even connect it to the wifi for the registration. When I follow the procedure at some point it asks me to connect to the Amazon-xxx network (which i already don’t understand which kind of open network is, why doesn’t it ask me to connect to my network?), so I do it, then Alexa says it is connected and to proceed with the Alexa app but when I go back to the app there is no way to proceed. I read about some similar issue in UK with the BT connection but not sure if it is related. I use M1 fiber broadband. Hope someone can help, thanks
Hi. I bought echo. Until now I unable to install the echo. Is there any link that I install from. I am using andriod
Have you try to download the echo app? You need the app to setup your echo. You can refer to Amazon website here.
Download it as a apk file. Just Google it and install
Hi, can i check is it okay to buy from amazon us and ship to sg ourselves and it the plug n voltage compatible? Cus I know some US appliance doesn’t work in sg cus of the voltage.
Yes, Amazon Echo support dual voltage 110v – 240v. You can use Amazon Echo in Singapore. See one of the video in this post where the Echo is operating in Singapore.
I heard that the Echo Dot’s Voltage is 110V which is not compatible to SG voltage. Hence, is it still usable in SG?
Not too sure where you got the information, we have Amazon Echo and Echo Dot working fine with us. They are powered by adapter which is duo-voltage 110v-220v.
Hi.. can you share me the link to download the alexa app pls? M struggling with it.. thanks a lot..
You can refer to the recent comment in this post, there is instruction about how to install Alexa app in Singapore.
How did you managed to download the Amazon Alexa App? It’s not available in Singapore Apple App store and you are not allowed to download it in US App store.
You will need an US itunes account, else you may also use android device to install and run the app.