Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- 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
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 ›
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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
Had it for several weeks now and I cannot get the thing to connect to my wi-fi. The very poor directions say to switch your iPad or other device from your home wi-fi to Alexa, but... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by JAS
Love Alexa, and it is great now that you can speak to her without having to tap and she responds even from very long distances.Published 7 hours ago by Stephen A. Leslie
Nothing else to say but... Works Great!.... so far. Purchased 1 month ago.. Will post more review after a few months.Published 18 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This little speaker has a tremendous sound quality. I also like that it's not "hearing" conversations in my house at all times. Read morePublished 1 day ago by SGSTL