There’s so much going on at Amazon it’s hard to keep up with it all. From Alexa devices to products shipping instantly on Prime Now, there’s something for everyone. A few years ago, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you can control using your voice. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and so much more instantly.
In recent months, Amazon has also released a few more Echo devices. Keep on reading to learn more about each device!
3 Amazon Echo Devices:
1. Echo Spot:
The Echo Spot is a sleek, compact device that uses 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and list to audiobooks, and much more — all hands-free.
- Connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, read the news, answer questions, control smart home, and so much more
- Smart home compatibility allows you to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, lock doors, control thermostats, garage doors, and more — all using your voice
- You can make hands-free phone or video calls to Show or the Alexa App
- Tens of thousands of skills available to choose from
- 2.5″ screen ideal for brief visuals
- NOTE: Echo Spot is available to pre-order only; item will be released December 19, 2017
2. Echo Plus:
Echo Plus is essentially an updated Echo, but with a built-in smart home hub that allows you to set up and control smart home devices. One of its biggest features is “improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive 360º audio.”
- Connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic, weather and more
- Built-in hub allows you to directly set up and control smart home devices
- Alexa can control compatible smart lights, locks, garage doors, sprinklers and moree
- Set up devices from Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and others without need for a separate hub
- Just ask Alexa to discover connected devices
- “With 7 microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction – even while music is playing”
- Just like other Echo devices, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
The Echo Show is optimized for visuals and room-filling sound. It is the most expensive Echo device, but is jam-packed with features to make your life easier.
- Brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things:
- Video flash briefings
- Amazon Video content
- Music lyrics
- Security cameras
- Weather forecasts
- And so much more — entirely hands-free
- When you want to use Echo Show, simply say the wake word, “Alexa” and Show lights up and streams audio to the cloud
- Includes 8 microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, so it can hear you from any direction
- 7.0″ screen is ideal for video chatting, streaming videos, and so much more