Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more-instantly. All you have to do is ask.
Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word Alexa and Echo lights up and responds to your request.
The 2nd generation Amazon Echo has a 2.5 down-firing woofer and 0.6 tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn, and more (certain services may require separate subscriptions or other fees). With Amazon Music Unlimited, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
Use Amazon Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the kettle on your way to the kitchen, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie-all without lifting a finger. Echo works with compatible smart home devices such as lights, plugs and switches from Philips Hue, LIFX, TP-Link, D-Link, and more.
With Amazon Echo, you can easily talk hands-free to anyone who has a supported Echo device or the Alexa App- no tapping or searching required. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with an Echo device or the Alexa App. To get started, download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smart phone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number.
With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, quickly connect with Echo devices in your home. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore or remind the kids to go to sleep-without having to raise your voice.
Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd generation Echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes.
When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, Alexa, and Echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request.
Amazon Echo has thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities such as checking surf conditions with Coastalwatch, requesting a ride from Uber, discovering recipes with Taste.com.au and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.
New skills are being added all the time. You can see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.
Always getting smarterAlexa- the brain behind Amazon Echo- updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences.
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