If you live in France, you can now preorder an Amazon Echo device, with shipments of the Echo and Echo Dot to begin the week of June 11th, followed by the Echo Spot next month. Additional devices enabled by the Alexa Skill Kit will also start shipping in France this month, as will localized Alexa skills.
“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,” said Amazon vice president Jorrit Van der Meulen in a press release. “And there are already hundreds of skills for French customers from some of the most popular brands in France.”
Prices have been discounted for launch, with the Echo Dot priced at €29.99 (marked down from €59.99), Echo €49.99 (usually €99.99), and Echo Spot €64.99 (usually €129.99). French buyers should expect localized skills from brands like Netatmo, Philips Hue, Uber, Domino’s Pizza, TP-Link, franceinfo, Legrand, and La Fourchette; and Alexa-enabled devices from brands such as Harman Kardon, Sonos, Ultimate Ears, Netgem, Archos, Boulanger, and Sowee, according to Amazon.
France joins a growing list of Alexa-enabled countries, including the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, and Canada.