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Amazon's Alexa and Echo Devices Were Popular on Christmas

Amazon's Alexa and Echo Devices Were Popular on Christmas”

That's also big news for the ecosystem of Alexa devices, and it could spur developers to create more skills for Amazon's digital assistant in the future.

"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products - and we continue to provide all three, all the time", said Jeff Wilke, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer.

This was Amazon's biggest holiday season to date, "with customers all around the world shopping at record levels", the company said in a press release. Subscribers also get free access to Amazon Prime streaming video and streaming music.

Across North America and the Europe, associates at 10 fulfillment centers picked, packed, and shipped more than one million customer packages in a single day. The holiday season was also a boon for Amazon's Prime membership program.

The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us.

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The Amazon Echo line of smart speakers had its best holiday season ever, led by the Echo Dot. Twice as many Fire Sticks (the less-sophisticated version) were purchased this year - but usage of Alexa on the higher-end Fire TV devices was 889 percent year-over-year in the U.S.

It looks like a lot of people tried out Amazon's Alexa on Christmas. The most popular item viewed with AR view throughout this holiday season was a black chair with ottoman. The company's much-touted Alexa was used much more this holiday season for a variety of tasks.

Amazon, established in 1994, is a top American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington state on the US west coast.

This holiday, millions of Prime members voice shopped with Alexa for gifts, Amazon devices and everyday household essentials.



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