Amazon announced a new member to its Echo family: Echo Buttons are designed to offer physical interaction with other Echo devices, specifically for use in playing family games.
The new devices are small and roughly hockey puck-shaped in size (think a sleeker version of Staples’ easy button, but one that lights up). Owners will be able to use them to play games in conjunction with an Alexa device. At its press event today, Amazon showed off the buttons playing games like trivia, where users push the button to answer just like on traditional televised game shows.
The Echo Buttons are the first in a new line of what Amazon is referring to as “Alexa Gadgets”, devices that are meant to enhance Echo devices in “fun and playful” ways, with many more planned for the future.
The Echo Buttons will sell in two-packs for $20 sometime later this holiday season.