Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
|Price:||$129.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
- Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza
- Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
- Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
- Provides up to 9 hours of playback
- Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
- Includes Charging Cradle
Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service.
Discover and enjoy music, all in one place. Just tap the microphone button and ask for a song, artist, or genre. Stream directly over Wi-Fi from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
Dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Amazon Tap provides 360° omni-directional audio. Small and easy to travel with, you can enjoy great music and Alexa wherever you are. Watch video
When connected to Wi-Fi you can access Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter. Just tap the microphone button and ask to hear news, set a timer, get the weather, and more. New skills are continually added—such as ordering a pizza from Domino’s, opening your garage with Garageio, and requesting a ride from Uber.
Whether you’re heading to a party or pedaling to the park, Amazon Tap’s compact size makes it easy to move around. And at just over a pound, it’s perfectly portable. Just throw it in your backpack or, with the optional carrying sling, clip it to your bag and get going.
A single battery charge provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback to keep you entertained—wherever you are. The included Charging Cradle makes recharging effortless, even while listening. And when Amazon Tap’s battery is low Alexa will say “Just so you know, the battery is currently low.”
The optional Amazon Tap Sling protects against bumps and drops. Sling lets you pop your own color while listening to your personalized playlist. Available in six colors—ranging from classic to vibrant.
|NEW - Amazon Tap||JBL Flip 3||Bose Soundlink Color||UE Boom 2|
|Wi-Fi Music Streaming||Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora TuneIn, iHeartRadio||No||No||No|
|Works with mobile hotspots||Yes||No||No||No|
|Included Charging Cradle||Yes||No||No||No|
|Alexa Voice Service||Yes||No||No||No|
Top Customer Reviews
I had wanted a device that I could stream music with in the kitchen, and the Echo’s hands-free voice control made it very appealing. But how would it sound?? That question was quickly answered as soon as I set up and started using my Echo. The fact is, I was absolutely blown away by how great it sounded; and how well it worked.
I grew very used to the many features of the Echo, but I wanted to take them with me when I left the kitchen. And as wonderful as the Echo is, it’s not very portable. There’s this little thing called a plug that has to remain in the wall in order for it to work.
Enter the new Amazon Tap.
The biggest reason I was so excited when Amazon announced the new Tap was because of its portability. With a rechargeable battery that offers up to 9 hours of playback, along with its compact size, the Tap is made to be taken places. I can now carry all of the fabulous features that I have on my Echo into other rooms of my house, the backyard, the patio, the garage, or even places away from home.
I mentioned before that I listen to a lot of music, and I happily pay a small annual fee to store all of my music in Amazon’s Cloud. As a result, I can take my entire music collection anywhere I go, and it’s available to play at the touch of a button.Read more ›
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It contains a button activated microphone for listening to your verbal commands. It also has Dolby stereo speakers for playing music. The Amazon Tap is basically the portable version of the popular Amazon Echo that was released last year.
I’ve been testing the Tap for several days now. Here’s what I think so far:
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I find that the Tap understands my verbal commands accurately. This could be due to the fact that, since it’s button activated, I’m always very close to the device when I speak to it. Nevertheless, it’s nice that Tap understands me the first time. This was my experience with the Amazon Echo as well.
The audio is surprisingly good for such a small device. I test portable speakers all the time and I’d say the Amazon Tap is as good as or better than the speakers in its price range. Don't expect Bose type sound or deep bass levels, however.
No other portable speaker device offers voice control and Wi-Fi streaming. Thus the Amazon Tap offers a tremendous amount of value over similarly priced portable speakers. This is especially true if you already have Amazon Prime and Prime Music.
It supports many great services. Like the Amazon Echo that came before it, the Amazon Tap supports popular music services such as Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
Battery life has been good so far. I used it off and on for a couple days without charging it. I’ll post an update once I have come closer to testing the limits of the battery life.Read more ›
First Sound Quality - Sound quality is simply Amazing.. This sounds better than my Beats Pill and my older JBL Flip!! Perfect blend of sounds!! Streaming over WiFi even sounded AMAZING!! I tested with Pandora, Spotify, and Iheart along with Amazon Prime music.. Every service sounded simply amazing when it came to sound quality!! The speaker is VERY loud and offers plenty of volume, even for a small group to enjoy!! I have always been impressed with Dolby sound processing and was not let down in this speaker!! There are two speakers in this device which produces WONDERFUL STEREO sound!! So yeah, so far I am very happy with the sound and the volume this tiny speaker can produce!!
Tap Function - OK so this is the feature that really impressed me and had me excited.. There are TONS of bluetooth speakers on the market BUT NOT MANY that can work OVER WiFi and that can connect to all these services without needing your phone!! Not even the small SONOS speaker can run off batteries (Unless they have a new one out).. The tap function WORKED GREAT, just like Alexa always has!! I said “ Play the band skillet from my Amazon music collection” and it responded saying shuffle was going to shuffle my Skillet songs! I have grown to love my ECHO so MUCH that I don’t even use my Sonos anymore..Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Amazon Tap is a great edition to the two Amazon Echo's that I have in my house. I have this sitting on my work desk so that when I want to request something the buttons are... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by brothe2000
I have see the tap and the echo but just kind of ignored the ads as I had no desire to see what it was! Read morePublished 9 hours ago by BZMOM
Good portable Bluetooth speaker, not really sold on any of the other features.Published 10 hours ago by Adam Cherwinski
Pretty good. The sound is reasonable, the device is small and light (especially because I was expecting something more on the order of the Echo). Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Joshua N. Mitchell
Already know how/where you'll use the Tap? Get ready. Once you have this "Echo on Wheels", if you are like me, you'll find even more applications where to use it! Read morePublished 12 hours ago by RMS
The Tap is amazing! Love the portability and the incredible sound from just the Bluetooth speaker alone! It's worth it just FOR the Bluetooth portable speaker ability ALONE. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by PKfacts