Hands-free Alexa is admittedly a bit counterintuitive for a device created to be used with your hands. You can play movies from Amazon Prime.
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That gives the Fire HD 10 a more liberal interface with Alexa, allowing you to speak those commands - "Alexa turn off the lights" - without having to touch the tablet. It features dual stereo speakers powered by Dolby that provide 360-degree sound and offers up to nine hours of playback. Also, for the first time on a Fire tablet, you can ask Alexa to show you what's on your smart home security camera with compatible devices from Nest, Ring, and Arlo-new feature coming soon. There's also a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 2 gigabytes of ram, and 32 or 64 gigabytes of storage. So too is Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, which can do everything from tell you what meetings you've got lined up for the day, to searching for songs via snippets of lyrics.
Anyone who has seen a Fire tablet before will find the user interface familiar and easy to use, but the big addition on the Fire HD 10 is the expansion of Alexa.
Like the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 refreshes before it, Amazon's new Fire HD 10 includes Alexa integration as standard.
Stay tuned for my full Amazon Fire HD 10 review in the near future. You can order yours on the company's website via the button below. You've got full control over the tablet via voice command, and if you think creatively, it's nearly like having an even better Echo Show instead of a calm, under-featured tablet.
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One new function is "hands-free" Alexa, which means you can call up Alexa without opening a separate application.
The new Fire HD 10 starts shipping the week of October 11th.
The Fire HD 10 is a comfortable tablet.
The Fire tablet runs a modified version of Android that Amazon has bolstered with a handful of nice, company-specific features.
Protective covers are also available for Fire HD 10 in Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, and Cobalt Purple, and can stand in both portrait and landscape orientations-only $39.99. Along with audio-based responses, the tablet will display information, like weather and calendar appointments, on special cards on the screen like the Echo Show speaker introduced earlier this year.