By Brian Crecente
Alexa may soon be hosting game nights at your house.
Amazon today unveiled the Echo Button, a new device that connects to Alexa and allow people to sit around a table and play buzzer-beater games.
The buttons, which come in a two-pack for $19.99 and ship this holiday, are part of a new line of Alexa Gadgets, accessories for Alexa designed for new “fun and playful” experiences, according to Amazon. The Echo Button was unveiled during an Amazon event today that also announced a slew of new Alexa-powered Echo devices.
The buttons can light up in different colors and connect to a compatible Echo device, according to the sign-up page for the gadgets on Amazon.
Echo Button Amazon
“Each button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of game play experiences powered by Alexa,” according to the site. “Bring back game night with a variety of Alexa Skills such as Beat the Intro from Musicplode, Dungeon Escape, and Sounds Fun with Mike Epps from Ground Control.”
Other games noted during the unveiling were Buzzer Beater Basketball Trivia with Karl-Anthony Towns, Fourth Down Football Trivia with Philip Rivers and Full Count Baseball Trivia with Buster Posey from Ground Control.
Glixel has reached out to Amazon for more details on the games listed and what sort of future games might be expected for the buttons. We’ll update the story when they respond.
Other announcements from Amazon today included a redesigned Echo, a Smart Home controlling Echo Plus, a video-capabable Echo Spot and a new Amazon Fire TV with 4K and HDR support. Amazon also announced that Alexa will now be able to call phone numbers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.