Amazon’s Echo devices will be released in Australia and New Zealand in early February. Customers can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus online from today and the devices are expected to ship early next month. The devices will also be available to buy directly from major retailers in early February. The Amazon Echo is A$119 ($95), the Echo Dot is A$49 ($39), and the Echo Plus is A$199 ($160).
Additionally, Amazon’s music service Amazon Unlimited will be launched in Australia and New Zealand on February 1st. Users can ask Alexa to play the top songs by Kylie Minogue, or ask it to play curated playlists like “Divas Down Under.”
New subscribers to Amazon Unlimited will get a free 90-day trial. The service is available for A$4.99 per month on a single Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus; as an individual plan for A$11.99 per month that lets you use the service across all of your devices; or as a family plan that allows six people in a household to share a single subscription for A$17.99 per month.
Amazon recently launched the same Echo devices in India, before expanding to 28 more countries in December including Belgium, Poland, and Sweden. Echo is available in more than 80 countries compared to Google Home, which has only rolled out in seven: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US (except Puerto Rico).