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Amazon Dash makes it easy to quickly scan your groceries, integrates with AmazonFresh Android app

Amazon Dash is a new accessory that is designed to let you quickly scan items around the house in order to compile a grocery list via the Amazon Fresh app.
April 4, 2014

On Wednesday Amazon announced the Fire TV, bringing us yet another new option when it comes to streaming content (and now games) to the big screen. That’s not the only new piece of hardware coming out from Amazon this week, though. For those in Seattle and parts of California, Amazon is also bringing out the Amazon Dash, a companion device designed to work with the Amazon Fresh grocery service.

What’s the Dash all about? Basically its a special accessory that makes it easy to scan grocery items, or you can even speak to it to manually add grocery items in instances where you don’t have a UPC to scan. Dash works by connecting to your home Wi-Fi network, and from there it can instantly send your grocery items over to your Amazon Fresh account. Once the list is complete, you can then fine tweak it manually and schedule a delivery.

The best part about Dash, however, is that it is absolutely free. The only catch is that you’ll have to sign up and from there Amazon will decide whether or not to invite you into the free Dash program.

Once the Dash is received, you’ll need to ensure that you have the latest version of of the Amazon Fresh Android app in order for it to work. In addition to including support for the Dash, the new version of the app also features an improved home screen and several unspecified bug fixes.

We have to admit that Dash certainly sounds awesome and could considerably speed up the way you order groceries. Here’s to hoping that both the Dash and the AmazonFresh grocery service eventually make their way to more markets throughout the United States.