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Amazon Echo Family

Far-field voice control lets Alexa hear you from across the room even when music is playing. All you have to do is ask. Compare Echo devices.

More Amazon Devices with Alexa

Alexa is available on a growing number of devices. And with new skills being added every day, you can customize your Alexa experience. Learn more about Alexa.

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Alexa Smart Home Devices

Smart home products from brands like ecobee, Philips Hue, Nest, and more work with Alexa to let you control lights, switches, thermostats, and more using just your voice.

Other Devices with Alexa

From smart watches and digital intercoms to high-tech speakers and more, Alexa is available on a variety of devices from a growing number of brands.

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Compare Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, & Echo Show


Echo Dot


Amazon Echo


NEW - Echo Show
Price $49.99 $179.99 $229.99
Voice control Far-field (hands-free) voice recognition.
Just ask.
Alexa Calling and Messaging Call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Live video visits and messaging between Echo Show devices or the Alexa App. Call or message anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.
Audio Built-in speaker and support for connectivity to external speakers or headphones. Fills the room with immersive, 360° omni-directional audio; separate woofer and tweeter for deep bass and crisp high notes. Expansive, stereo sound powered by Dolby; dual full-range speakers for rich bass and balanced listening.
Wi-Fi Music Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Bluetooth-enabled to stream music to or from connected devices; Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 2.4 and 5 GHz networks
Weight 5.7 oz (163 grams) 37.5 oz (1064 grams) 41.0 oz. (1170 grams)
Size 1.3" x 3.3" x 3.3" (32 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm) 9.25" x 3.3" x 3.3" (235 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm) 7.4" x 7.4" x 3.5" (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm)
Power Source AC power. Plugs in and always on. Comes with power adapter and USB charging cable. AC power. Plugs in and always on. Comes with power adapter and 6ft cable.


Meet Alexa

Meet Alexa
Meet Alexa
Meet Alexa

Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask to play music, read the news, control your smart home, tell a joke, and more—Alexa will respond instantly. Whether you are at home or on the go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier by letting you voice-control your world. Explore more things to try with Alexa.

Alexa lives in the cloud so it’s always getting smarter, and updates are delivered automatically. The more you talk to Alexa, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. Alexa comes included with Echo and other Alexa devices.

Alexa, play music.
Alexa, find me a Chinese restaurant.
Alexa, what's on my calendar?
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Voice Control Your Music

Alexa provides voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Listen to any song with Amazon Music Unlimited. Learn more.

Alexa also provides voice control for Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

Amazon Music
Alexa, play music for a dinner party.
Alexa, play Sia.
Alexa, play 'Today's Hits' on Pandora.
Amazon Music | Pandora | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | Spotify | SiriusXM
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Alexa Has Skills

Alexa Has Skills

Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, controlling your TV with DISH Hopper, ordering flowers from 1-800-Flowers, and more. Enabling skills lets Alexa do even more—simply discover and enable the ones you want to use in the Alexa App.

New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App. Discover and enable skills.

Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride.
Alexa, play Jeopardy.
Alexa, ask Fitbit how I'm doing today.
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Voice Control Your Smart Home

Alexa Smart Home

Ask Alexa to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all by just using your voice.

Alexa works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, TVs, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink. Learn more about compatible smart home connected devices, including starter kits for easy setup.

Alexa, turn on the lights.
Alexa, turn of the TV.
Alexa, set master bedroom to 67 degrees.
WeMo | SmartThings | Hue | Insteon | TP-Link | Nest | ecobee
Alexa App

Do More with the Alexa App

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Alexa devices.

Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. Setup your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, and more. See what books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is also where you discover and enable third-party skills.

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