“Yandex” has introduced a smart column, a new subscription and renew existing services
29 may was held the conference Yet another Conference in 2018, where “Yandex” has introduced a smart column and updated the existing services. And we collected all the announcements from the last conference.
The main event was the presentation of the smart column, which he called “Yandex.Station.” This device consists of seven microphones, three speakers and two passive radiators. With these components, the speaker can output the sound output of 50 watts and can hear commands from any corner of the room.
The speaker has a HDMI output. It can be connected to the TV and watch movies and TV shows. “Yandex.Station” supports “the Kinopoisk” and ivi “Mediateka”. To pay the movies you can speakers, but the transaction must be confirmed with your smartphone.
In “Yandex.Station” integrated voice assistant “Alice”. She can manage “Yandex.Music” to answer queries of the user, order a pizza and taxi, as well as set alarms. The main body of the column there are two buttons. One activates “Alice”, the other turns off the power to the microphone.
“Yandex.The station” will go on sale in the summer of 2018. It will cost 9 990 rubles Customers will get a year free “Yandex.Music”, the ability to watch movies without ads for “IMDb” and other bonuses subscription “Yandex.Plus” three month series in the “Mediateca” and two months subscription to ivi.
“Yandex” has presented a unified subscription that opens up additional opportunities in six services. “Yandex.Plus” includes a subscription to “Yandex.Music”, gives you the ability to watch movies on the “Kinopoisk” – without ads and 10 GB of additional space in “Yandex.Disk”.
Subscribers will receive a 10% discount on travel “Yandex.Taxi”. It operates on four rates: “Standard”, “Comfort”, “Comfort+” and “Business”.
Another bonus that will have subscribers “Yandex.Plus” free shipping items cost from 500 RUB of the marketplace “Take,” which recently launched in a test version on the basis of “Yandex.Market”.
Last bonus — 5% discount on all travel through caresharing “Yandex.Drive”. In addition, will increase the time free of booking.
“Yandex” has provided a platform “Dialogues”, which enables third parties to integrate their products in “Alice”. Now the assistant is able to work with MegaFon, “Papa Jones”, “Sberbank”, “McDonald’s” and Headhunter.
Using “Alice,” for example, you can order a pizza, check balance phone number and order products from hypermarket “Utkonos”. In addition to the partners, any company can create commands for “Alice”.
In “Yandex.Drive” the car arrived business class. In summer, users will gain access to a Mercedes E-class and BMW fifth series, Porsche Macan and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
Rent BMW and Mercedes will cost 10 rubles per minute, and a Porsche — from 20 roubles for a minute. In contrast to existing cars in “Yandex.The drive”, the new award will not be painted in a special color. The company has decided to limit stickers on the doors of cars.
Rent a car will be the users older than 26 years, the driving experience should be not less than six years. “Yandex” also will consider other factors, such as the number of fines and accidents.
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