Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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- Just tap and ask for music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Enable hands-free mode to control music and more from a distance.
- 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
- Provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback (up to 8 hours when in hands-free mode), Charging Cradle included
- 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
- Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button or enable hands free mode 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 with Amazon Music-just tap the microphone button and 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
Stream directly over Wi-Fi from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. You can also connect via Bluetooth to your music-including iTunes. When on the go, streaming music is just as easy using your phone or other mobile device’s hotspot.
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, or get the weather. Explore more things to try with Alexa.
Skills offer additional capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, or tracking your fitness with Fitbit. Discover and enable skills.
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.
|Wi-Fi Music Streaming||Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio||No||No|
|Works with mobile hotspots||Yes||No||No|
|Includes charging cradle||Yes||No||No|
|Alexa Voice Service||Yes||No||No|
Top customer reviews
Since the lack of hands-free operation was the one major shortcoming of the Tap, this wonderful little device has now gotten a whole lot better. One thing to keep in mind, though, especially if you use your Tap on battery power: The hands-free mode will drain the battery more quickly, because it requires the microphone to be on at all times. But since you can easily toggle between hands-free or regular tap mode using the Alexa app, you can pick and choose how you want to use your Tap for maximum battery life and convenience.
I admit that I was a little skeptical when Amazon first introduced its Echo device. But I decided to buy one anyway, thinking that if I didn't like it I could easily sell it. After all, back in the early days of the Echo it was in very high demand. So the financial risk associated with trying it was minimal. Today, as an avid music listener who loves to cook, I'm thrilled that I decided to give the Echo a try.
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.Read more ›
Well, here I am, a year late to the game and I can now proudly say that I own both an Echo and this new little Tap! Can I just say that I am OBSESSED with all things Echo and Alexa. These are devices that you may not realize how much you'll use it until you've given them a try.
I have been spending the last few years getting our home automated. I currently use a combination of Smartthings, IFTTT and Logitech Harmony to control the home. Alexa fits right into the middle of all that and gives us the ability to control our home via voice. For me, this is the killer feature. I can integrate all three parts of our home control right into Echo/Tap and make our house even smarter with very minimal setup.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 ›
Most recent customer reviews
love it -- husband uses it more than i but I think the more we use it, the more we will like it :)Published 2 hours ago by jeanne
with alexa voice enabled the battery life is not so good and the sound could be better!Published 2 hours ago by grinch
it is just an all around good Bluetooth speaker. the alexa functionality is good as well but not necessary for use.Published 2 hours ago by Just a guy
Love the Tap, not to happy that a can't do messaging with it and that it won't connect to my phone hotspot, I thought the sound was better but still like it.Published 3 hours ago by Paul Chiriboga
Super versatile and easy to move around from room to room. Only issue is that it cuts in and out from the connection with my phone. Not sure if anyone else has this issue.Published 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I love my Amazon Tap! I already own a couple of Dots and this addition to the family is great for when I want to stream music outside in the yard or by the pool. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Andrew Parsons