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Nope, it's not.
Recently I have bought a GGMM D3 battery base for my echo dot 3, now I can take it to the backyard (while doing yard work/gardening), really enjoy this.

Aubrey Merton
· September 3, 2019
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I have 8 Echo speakers and an Echo Connect (so I can use them to call 911 hands-free*): one 1st gen Show, one 3rd gen Dot, and six 2nd gen Dots.

*Alexa/Echo will make normal calls based from a cell number without a Connect, but it won't call 911 if you don't have it interfaced with your land line (which is what the … see more
I have 8 Echo speakers and an Echo Connect (so I can use them to call 911 hands-free*): one 1st gen Show, one 3rd gen Dot, and six 2nd gen Dots.

*Alexa/Echo will make normal calls based from a cell number without a Connect, but it won't call 911 if you don't have it interfaced with your land line (which is what the Connect does).

(You don't need anything extra to use it to place regular calls. Just set it up in the Alexa app.)

(I don't make international calls so I can't speak to their use here.) see less
I have 8 Echo speakers and an Echo Connect (so I can use them to call 911 hands-free*): one 1st gen Show, one 3rd gen Dot, and six 2nd gen Dots.

*Alexa/Echo will make normal calls based from a cell number without a Connect, but it won't call 911 if you don't have it interfaced with your land line (which is what the Connect does).

(You don't need anything extra to use it to place regular calls. Just set it up in the Alexa app.)

(I don't make international calls so I can't speak to their use here.)

WoodsyGirl
· May 4, 2019
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WiFi and any device that downloads apps for the free Alexa app. You don’t need Prime unless you want to shop or listen to Prime music. Even though I do have Prime, I found it easier to simply download Spotify into the Alexa app so I could keep my previous library. You can do all the main music apps free through the ap… see more WiFi and any device that downloads apps for the free Alexa app. You don’t need Prime unless you want to shop or listen to Prime music. Even though I do have Prime, I found it easier to simply download Spotify into the Alexa app so I could keep my previous library. You can do all the main music apps free through the app, so unless you want to shop via the Dot, nothing but free app and WiFi is the minimum needed. see less WiFi and any device that downloads apps for the free Alexa app. You don’t need Prime unless you want to shop or listen to Prime music. Even though I do have Prime, I found it easier to simply download Spotify into the Alexa app so I could keep my previous library. You can do all the main music apps free through the app, so unless you want to shop via the Dot, nothing but free app and WiFi is the minimum needed.
myshine
· December 5, 2018
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No, Spanish is not yet available. Current language options are English, French, German and Japanese. Earlier this year Amazon said they hoped to add Spanish and Italian by the end of 2018, but they aren't available yet.
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Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updat… see more Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updating process is finished, you get your Alexa App, and set it on Spanish Mexico or Spain, and that's it. I have my decixes working in English and some other in Spanish and it works like a charm. I need English in order to successfully play some hard to pronounce English music in Spanish (i.e. asking in Spanish to play music by Brett Eldredge... is a pain in the ***), and viceversa, asking English Alexa to play music in Spanish, sometimes it just doesn't work until you get a shot in the head arrrghh, so I rather get once device in Spanish and one in English hahaha sorry... Polyglot World Problems... see less Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updating process is finished, you get your Alexa App, and set it on Spanish Mexico or Spain, and that's it. I have my decixes working in English and some other in Spanish and it works like a charm. I need English in order to successfully play some hard to pronounce English music in Spanish (i.e. asking in Spanish to play music by Brett Eldredge... is a pain in the ***), and viceversa, asking English Alexa to play music in Spanish, sometimes it just doesn't work until you get a shot in the head arrrghh, so I rather get once device in Spanish and one in English hahaha sorry... Polyglot World Problems...
Marcus R.
· December 10, 2018
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The 3rd generation DOT is much better. For a single room it plays at s pretty loud volume without distorting. Without paying a lot more for a full sized Echo, if needed, I can sync the Echo Dot to my premium bluetooth speaker and rock the house. I feel the sound is pretty amazing for such a small speaker.
I have four… see more
The 3rd generation DOT is much better. For a single room it plays at s pretty loud volume without distorting. Without paying a lot more for a full sized Echo, if needed, I can sync the Echo Dot to my premium bluetooth speaker and rock the house. I feel the sound is pretty amazing for such a small speaker.
I have four Dots in my house and have them grouped to all play simultaneously for a good sound when working around the house see less
The 3rd generation DOT is much better. For a single room it plays at s pretty loud volume without distorting. Without paying a lot more for a full sized Echo, if needed, I can sync the Echo Dot to my premium bluetooth speaker and rock the house. I feel the sound is pretty amazing for such a small speaker.
I have four Dots in my house and have them grouped to all play simultaneously for a good sound when working around the house

MWF
· December 20, 2018
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I bought the Echo 2nd gen (tall so as not to be visually lost )and a tablet for my parents (mid 80’s and flip phones), hoping that they would be able to use it for music and emergency phone calls. My sons and I spent 3 days setting up the system and writing out voice commands, which we taped to a cabinet door at the E… see more I bought the Echo 2nd gen (tall so as not to be visually lost )and a tablet for my parents (mid 80’s and flip phones), hoping that they would be able to use it for music and emergency phone calls. My sons and I spent 3 days setting up the system and writing out voice commands, which we taped to a cabinet door at the Echo station. They are using it for music and, surprisingly, for phone calls to the kids. We call on the land line to let them know we will be calling via Alexa to avoid confusion when Alexa talks out of the blue. Success and worth the money spent! see less I bought the Echo 2nd gen (tall so as not to be visually lost )and a tablet for my parents (mid 80’s and flip phones), hoping that they would be able to use it for music and emergency phone calls. My sons and I spent 3 days setting up the system and writing out voice commands, which we taped to a cabinet door at the Echo station. They are using it for music and, surprisingly, for phone calls to the kids. We call on the land line to let them know we will be calling via Alexa to avoid confusion when Alexa talks out of the blue. Success and worth the money spent!
Ginger
· January 14, 2019
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Yes, you can connect your device to your dot for use as a speaker. Just say “Alexa, pair” and she’ll go off on a long tangent, but you can just go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings and select the dot (it will be called “Echo Dot-XXX”. Click it and Alexa will tell you it’s connected, and you’re all set!
RE824
· January 12, 2020
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The volume setting is stored in your account, so if would return to the volume last used once connected to the internet.
Lonnie M.
· November 30, 2018
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Except for the wake word, all voice recognition takes place on Amazon's servers. As such, the only varying factor between the oldest and least expensive Echo and the newest and most expensive would be the quality of audio provided by the mic array. I personally didn't notice any difference in that aspect between my 2nd… see more Except for the wake word, all voice recognition takes place on Amazon's servers. As such, the only varying factor between the oldest and least expensive Echo and the newest and most expensive would be the quality of audio provided by the mic array. I personally didn't notice any difference in that aspect between my 2nd gen Dots and the 3rd gen Dot I purchased. see less Except for the wake word, all voice recognition takes place on Amazon's servers. As such, the only varying factor between the oldest and least expensive Echo and the newest and most expensive would be the quality of audio provided by the mic array. I personally didn't notice any difference in that aspect between my 2nd gen Dots and the 3rd gen Dot I purchased.
Lonnie M.
· November 17, 2019