The Amazon 2019 launch event is today, and if last year is anything to go by we could be in for a busy time, with multiple products potentially in line for launch.
You can keep up with all the news from the Seattle, Washington event with our Amazon 2019 launch liveblog right here – just bookmark this page and make sure you’re hitting refresh every now and then.
So what can you expect from today’s Amazon launch event? Well the firm’s line of smart speakers and smart displays – that’s the Amazon Echo range – are in-line for a refresh with potentially new looks and enhanced audio.
There’s rumors that Amazon will also dip its toes into the wireless earbuds market and launch a rival to Apple AirPods and we could see refreshes of last year’s Echo Wall Clock and Echo Microwave – two of the more left-field product announcements from 2018’s event.
Amazon may opt to update its Fire TV products too. It’s only launched the new Fire TV Cube at the start of September, but there could be new versions of its Fire TV Stick and perhaps new additions to the software side of its TV proposition.
The Amazon 2019 launch event starts at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST), and we’ll bring you all the news as it’s announced right there with our Amazon launch liveblog.
Amazon 2019 launch liveblog
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09:50 – We’re inside the eco-domes. Not long to go now.
09:37 – Could be a slight delay to the start of things due to an earlier fire drill. We’ll keep you updated right here, in the meantime enjoy (is that the right word?) more of Amazon’s twerking bear.
Oh my… @amazon’s twerking bear has found its perfect soundtrack pic.twitter.com/SKsuZVvfdWSeptember 25, 2019
09:35 – The Amazon 2019 launch event hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already we have some news for you. That’s right, we’re that good.
13 out of 16 Toyota 2020 vehicles will have Amazon Alexa support (thru your phone + a pair of apps). That’s up from 8 vehicles in the 2019 lineup pic.twitter.com/5w4ln7HNqQSeptember 25, 2019
09:30 – 30 minutes to go and we’re queuing to get in.
09:15 – We spotted a truck outside the Amazon offices, hinting that we may get more information today about Alexa’s integration into our vehicles.
Or maybe someone couldn’t find the parking lot?
Confirmed: it is an Alexa-enabled truck.
Amazon showing off a whole lineup of Alexa-supporting vehicles…including the 2020 Rivian RIT electric truck pic.twitter.com/CxbqIS81C0September 25, 2019
09:10 – If you have any questions about today’s launch, or any of the products Amazon announce, you can tweet Gerald and David for answers. They’re really excited to hear from you.
Got questions for Amazon? @geegeemidnight and I are on the case pic.twitter.com/sxMqipI4ePSeptember 25, 2019
09:00 – Okay, who needs a twerking teddy bear? Anyone? No?
Well tough, here you go.
@amazon’s twerking Alexa bear. If you can dream it , you can Alexa-fy it. pic.twitter.com/KUviJEzFSVSeptember 25, 2019
08:30 – We’ve arrived a Amazon’s sci-fi offices for the launch event.
@techradar team on the ground in Seattle heading to the sci-fi @amazon Spheres offices to see what’s new with Alexa! pic.twitter.com/uvFnW0l6wbSeptember 25, 2019
Here in Seattle at the famed Spheres for Amazon 2019 launch event. Expecting a ton OG Echo speakers and other home products, if previous years are anything to go by pic.twitter.com/Z2gtM4dbdvSeptember 25, 2019
08:00 – Wonder if we’ll hear any updates for Prime Video, Amazon’s Netflix rival? The Prime Video UI is still clunky compared to rivals, so a refinement there could really enhance the experience.
07:30 – Talking of zany product launches, what should Amazon embed Alexa into next? Take our Twitter poll and have your say!
It’s the big @amazon 2019 launch event today, and after last year’s Alexa-enabled microwave and wall clock, what do you want to see the smart assistant embedded into next?September 25, 2019
07:00 – We’ve just woken up in Seattle, Washington ahead of this year’s major Amazon launch event. The 2018 edition saw a mammoth 12 new products launched, taking pretty much everyone by surprise – who knew we needed an Alexa-powered microwave?
While we’re expecting the main focus to be around Amazon’s Echo smart speakers, displays and adapters, plus its Fire TV streaming services, we’re not ruling out a couple of zany announcements to keep things interesting.