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Echo Spot - Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa - Black

4.5 out of 5 stars 23,292 ratings

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Echo Spot
  • Compact 2.5" smart display with Alexa ready to help
  • Alexa is always happy to help - Manage your day. Get instant information. Check weather and traffic on your way out.
  • Voice control your music - Ask Alexa to play music and see lyrics with Amazon Music. Also, stream music from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other music services, or books from Audible.
  • Control your smart home - Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging - Make video calls to family and friends with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show.
  • Alexa has skills - With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
  • Designed to protect your privacy - Electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with one press of a button.
My new favorite Echo device - TechCrunch | Echo Spot is a must-have - CNBC | Amazon's best-looking Echo device to date. - Digital Trends
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What is Echo Spot?

Echo Spot provides hands-free voice control for your music. Watch as the display comes alive to show song lyrics, custom stations, curated playlists, and album art with Amazon Music. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more.

Echo Spot also connects to Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio–giving you voice control for all of your music. Echo Spot is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services.

Be together more

Make hands-free voice calls to almost anyone, or video calls to friends and family with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with other compatible Echo devices in your home. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby's nursery, or check in with a close relative. With Alexa Announcements you can also use Echo Spot to broadcast a quick, one-way message to all other Echo devices in your home. Learn more

Alexa, call Amy
Alexa, answer the call

Making calls with Alexa is easy. Set up your voice profile and teach Alexa to recognize your voice. When you say, “Alexa, call Mom”, Alexa will call your mom, even if you have multiple users 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.

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Info at a glance

For news and information you can see and hear, just ask Alexa for the news from CNN, Bloomberg, and more. Curious about the latest movie trailers or showtimes? Just ask.

Echo Spot helps keep you organized at home. Start a timer in the kitchen and watch as it counts down, or easily see and manage your family's calendar. Sign in to the Alexa App to take your to-do and shopping lists with you. Just add an item to the list from home, and whoever is out shopping will see it added instantly on their Alexa App.

Alexa has skills

Echo uses tens of thousands of skills and counting. Skills are like apps and help you do more with your device, like test your trivia knowledge with Jeopardy!, find your inner Zen with Headspace, track your fitness with Fitbit, fall asleep to ambient sounds, play games, and more. It’s easy to get started – just say “Alexa, help me get started with skills.”

New skills are being added all the time. Discover skills and see ratings and reviews in the skill section of the Alexa app or by visiting the skill homepage. You can also create your own custom Alexa responses in minutes by using Alexa Skill Blueprints to create your own Alexa Skills.

Designed for any room

Echo Spot is small and compact, and fits easily into any room of your home. The compact size and viewing angle of the screen make Echo Spot ideal for use on a nightstand or desk as a smart alarm clock that can also turn your lights on and off, show your commute time, get the weather, or show your calendar. Or use Spot in the kitchen to easily set and see timers, call friends and family, see shopping and to do lists, and more.

Echo Spot can connect directly to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den. Plus, with multi-room music, play your favorites throughout your home across multiple Echo devices (Bluetooth not supported for multi-room music). Learn more

Alexa, answer the call
Alexa, answer the call

Simple to Set Up & Use

1. Plug in Echo Spot | 2. Connect to the internet with Echo Spot | 3. Just ask for music, weather, news, videos, and more

Technical Details

Echo Spot

Echo Spot

Size

4.1” x 3.8” x 3.6” (104 mm x 97 mm x 91 mm)

Weight

14.8 oz. (419 grams) Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process

Alexa App

The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser. A list of supported operating systems can be found here. Certain skills and services may require subscription or other fees.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Spot or from Echo Spot to your Bluetooth speaker. 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. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.

Audio

Built-in speaker. 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).

Accessibility Features

On Echo devices with screens, you can enable Alexa captioning and closed captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between color correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select. Learn more about Echo screen accessibility and Alexa accessibility.

Warranty and Service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Echo Spot is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Echo Spot, power adapter/cable (6 ft.), and quick start guide.

Privacy Features

Wake word technology, streaming indicators, microphone/camera off button, built-in camera shutter, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.


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Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars One major flaw
By Mark H. on June 20, 2018
This is an excellent smart device with one major flaw that makes it unbearable. There’s no way to deactivate “Things To Try”, which means you’re forced to watch on-screen tutorials of basic Alexa tips each time the Spot wakes up. It’s not possible to deactivate this “feature.”
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Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars I give up. Amazon has ruined a decent device.
By Sam D. on September 25, 2018
Amazon has officially ruined this device. I have recommended this device, in conjunction with the Amazon Cloud Cam for months. The best reason to own this device is to use it as a baby monitor. With recent changes to the display, it is useless. It now has an on-screen display 100% of the time, without the ability to remove it. You used to have to tap to bring up these buttons so you could use 100% of the display, now you can't hide them. Amazon: take a note;. When you have 3 inches of screen real estate. It's all precious. Don't put up onscreen display that you can't hide. Stay away from this device until they fix this problem.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars UPDATE. Zero stars. Slider interfacle for light controls is horrible. Things to try” Please go away.
By BB on June 27, 2018
This thing just plain sucks. A new update brought ANOTHER annoying feature other than “things to try”. I just uploaded an image of a new interface when you ask Alexa to dim the lights, bedroom off, kitehen on etc...it’s an image of a lamp with a slide toggle that you can touch to increase or decrease the brightness. WHY?! When I’m asking Alexa to dim the bedroom to 50% I don’t need to touch the screen. When I say “bedroom off” the lights go off but the Alexa is still bright screen with this hideous interface on the screen for 10 seconds until it goes away then it auto adjusts. THIS IS RIDICILOUS. I don’t want this device anymore. It’s so painful and unbearable to use.

Dealbreaker is the THINGS TO TRY. Please remove this. I don’t want to see this. I own several echo items. I know what to try. At least give an option to toggle this on or off. Everytime I ask for something like “turn the lights off” it then starts the slides with things to try. I don’t want this. I know I can set to show things to try only once after a request but this seems so silly that I cannot turn it off completely.

Please update this feature.
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Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alexa developers - listen to the nearsighted of America!!!!
By Art Tart on December 29, 2017
So far, so much love, with a tiny suggestion - hopefully the Amazon developers read these reviews.

Easy peesy set up - I was able to get it up and running and customized in less than 20 minutes - score!!!
Paired my bluetooth Thonet and Vander speakers (that also live with my bedroom TV) flawlessly. Figured out how to set recurring and different alarms for weekdays and weekends (after you set the 'single alarm' go to the alexa app under alarms and reminders - you have far more control through the app to easily change that single alarm into a recurring alarm with lots of options). Got a photo uploaded to make a custom clock face (used my photo cloud storage at Prime). Played some Prime music. Watched a little CNN. What isn't to love???

THE FONT SIZE!!!!!

It can't be that hard to give us options on font size on the 'personalized' clock. Hey, Amazon developers, not all of us have perfect eyesight, especially at night when the eyeglasses end up on the night stand next to the Spot. Listen to the nearsighted of America, heck, the World, give us a bigger font!!!!!

As soon as Amazon addresses this 'you gotta be kidding' fix, I will be changing that 4 star review to a 5!!!

Edit:
They listened!!!
There is now a much bigger font, very similar to what I photoshopped in my ‘wish’ photo, and it can turn red at night. A++ and I changed my rating to five stars. I really like this little spot, we have been buying more Alexa compatible items and our ‘smart home’ is really coming together.

And for all of my ‘commentors’ who suggested just asking Alexa what time it is, I would rather not wake up my guy in the middle of the night.
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