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Amazon Echo
  • Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices with multi-room music (Spotify and Sirius XM support coming soon, Bluetooth not supported).
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, controls Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, DISH, and more

Echo- A Perfect 10
What is Echo?

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception). Learn more about ESP

What is Echo-Utterances
Control Your Music

Amazon Echo provides hands-free 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. With multi-room music support you can play music across multiple Echo devices simultaneously (Spotify and Sirius XM coming soon, Bluetooth not supported for multi-room music). Learn more

Amazon Echo also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your phone or tablet. Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill any room with immersive sound.

Music Services
Your music utterances

Introducing Alexa calling and messaging—a new way to be together with family and friends. When you’re busy making dinner, just ask Alexa to place a call to Mom or send a quick voice message to a friend. With Alexa, you can talk to anyone who has an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. You can also enable a new feature called Drop In for the special cases when you want to connect instantly with your closest family and friends or other Echo devices in your home.

With the Alexa App, conversations and contacts go where you go. When you’re away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family’s Echo. Alexa calling and messaging is free—to get started download the Alexa App. Learn more

Alexa, call Mom. | Alexa, drop in on the nursery. | Alexa, message Tom.
Far Field Technology

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With far-field voice recognition, Echo can hear you ask a question from any direction—even while playing music

When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Echo lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly. Learn more about voice recognition on Echo.

Echo- Always getting smarter

Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Just in the last few months we’ve added Alexa calling and messaging, exclusive voice-shopping deals, far-field voice control of Amazon Video on Fire TV, and thousands of new skills from third-party developers. Explore more things to try with Alexa.

Echo- 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, and more. Enabling skills lets your Echo do even more—simply discover and enable the skills 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.

Echo has skills-utterances
Control your Smart Home

Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger.

Echo works with 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.

Control your Smart Home-utterances
Control your Smart Home- Logos
Alexa App

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo. Use the Alexa App to connect music services you already use like Spotify and Pandora. Link your calendar from Google, G Suite, iCloud, Outlook.com or Office365. Setup your smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Wink, Nest, Lutron, and more.

Make calls, view your conversation history, manage contacts, and get notifications when you receive a message (calling and messaging features available on iOS and Android only). See which 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 third-party skills.

Echo- Simple Setup

Compare Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, & Echo Show

Echo Dot Amazon Echo Echo Show
Price $49.99 $179.99 $229.99
Overview Add Alexa to any room in the house. Can connect to your speakers over Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable. Hands-free Alexa-enabled speaker that fills any room with immersive 360° audio. Everything you love about Alexa and now she can show you things.
Voice control Far-field (hands-free) voice recognition. Just ask. Far-field (hands-free) voice recognition. Just ask. 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. 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, and more. Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Bluetooth-enabled to stream music to or from connected devices; Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 2.4 and 5 GHz networks Bluetooth-enabled to stream music to or from connected devices; Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 2.4 and 5 GHz networks 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. AC power. Plugs in and always on. Comes with power adapter and 6ft cable.
Technical Details
Amazon Echo | Volume Ring | Reflex port (Enhances the woofer's output for deeper sounds without distortion) | 2.5 inch woofer (Delivers deep bass response) | 2.0 inch tweeter (Crisply hits the high notes) | Microphone off button | 7-microphone array | Action button | Light ring
Size9.3" x 3.3" x 3.3" (235 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm)
Weight37.5 oz. (1064 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth ConnectivityAdvanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming to Bluetooth speakers from Amazon Echo, from your mobile device to Amazon Echo and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices.
Audio2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter
System RequirementsAmazon Echo comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser.
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Amazon Echo is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxAmazon Echo, power adapter/cable (6 ft.), and quick start guide

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