If you've ever sought after to take a look at out the Amazon Echo sooner than doling out for one, you can now do exactly that proper from your browser. Amazon has launched a dedicated website the place you can check out an Echo simulation and put Alexa's myriad of talents to the test.
As Amazon explains, the theory used to be to begin with spawned as an experiment by way of developer Sam Machin right through a hackathon ultimate yr. The simulation replicates the revel in of interacting with the Echo's virtual assistant, Alexa, with the clicking of a button. From Amazon:
Echosim.io lives in your browser, so somebody, any place can get entry to it and test their Alexa talents. You now not want an Alexa-enabled software to test your talents. Builders international can use Echosim.io to revel in Alexa. Its simplicity makes it simple for someone to know what an Echo is and what it does with no need to give an explanation for Alexa's distinctive UX.
Getting began with the software is a straightforward affair. All you need to do is head to the Echosim.io webpage and login with your Amazon account. From there, you merely click on and cling the the on-screen button and talk your command; Alexa will do the remaining.
For the reason that festival in the distance is set to warmth up in a large means because of Google's coming near near Google Home — to not point out a rumored upcoming Siri-powered offering from Apple — this can be a smart way for Amazon to get Echo out in entrance of extra folks.