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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black
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- Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
- Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn
- Controls lights, switches, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
- Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
- Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled device
- Always getting smarter - Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills
Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Echo Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. Prime members can also ask Alexa to order eligible products they've ordered before and many Prime products. All you have to do is ask.
Echo Dot can hear you from across the room—even in noisy environments or while playing music. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo Dot responds. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the device you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception). Learn more about ESP
Sleek and compact design makes Amazon Echo Dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Echo Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and more using just your voice.
Echo Dot can also directly connect to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or using Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room. Learn more about Bluetooth speakers and devices that work well with Echo Dot.
Amazon Echo Dot provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favourite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Listen to 40 million songs with Amazon Music Unlimited. Learn More
Echo Dot also provides hands-free voice control to Spotify and TuneIn.
Use Amazon Echo Dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favourite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a film—all without lifting a finger… or even raising your voice.
Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats and more from WeMo, Samsung SmartThings, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Tado°, Tp-link, Nest and others. Learn more about compatible smart home connected devices, including starter kits for easy setup.
Echo Dot now supports IFTTT (If This, Then That), a third-party service that allows you to create rules (or “applets”) that automate how your devices, apps and websites work with each other.
Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With far-field voice recognition, Amazon Echo Dot can hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music.
When you want to use Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, “Alexa”, and Echo Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognise and respond to your request. Learn more about voice recognition on Echo Dot.
Alexa—the brain behind Amazon Echo Dot—updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more you use Echo Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences.
Just in the last few months we’ve added Amazon order tracking, IFTTT, local search from Yelp, movie showtimes, Google and Outlook.com calendar support, Audible audiobooks, text-to-speech for Kindle eBooks and thousands of new skills from third-party developers.
Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering take away from Just Eat, requesting a ride from Uber, checking train times from National Rail and more. Enabling skills lets your Amazon Echo Dot do even more—simply discover and enable the skills you want to use in the Alexa App.
New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about skills in the Alexa App. Discover and enable skills.
With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS and desktop browsers, you can easily set up and manage your Amazon Echo Dot.
Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use such as Amazon Music, Spotify and Google Calendar. Set up your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, tado° and more. See which books are available to listen to from your Audible library. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is also where you discover and enable third-party skills.
Customise your Amazon Echo Dot for any room with the optional Echo Dot Case. Available in leather or fabric and a range of colours.
Top customer reviews
There is a very small speaker built into the Dot but this is purely so that the voice assistant, Alexa, can talk to you. The Dot lets you listen to music whether it be through Spotify or Amazon Prime Music, but For proper listening, you have Bluetooth and 3.5mm outputs, which mean you can bring Alexa to almost any sound system. For me, it’s working perfectly with my Zoweetek Portable Bluetooth speakers. If you're looking for speakers for this I do recommend this speaker - Zoweetek Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Speaker for Echo Dot, 8W Dual-Driver, More Bass, NFC Waterproof Wireless Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, Built-in Microphone for Calls for iPhone, iPad, and others
The apparent advantage is that it makes the Echo portable, in which case you'll be able to have the speaker in the kitchen, garden or upstairs, and you'll be able to skip a track by utilization the volume button on the speaker.
Here are a list of the most prominent pros and cons.
+ it can Answers questions, reads audiobooks, plays the news, give traffic and weather updates, provides sports scores and schedules, all using the Alexa Voice Service
+ The Bluetooth pairing is very simple and only takes a matter of moments.
+ Can play music from most big music apps being: Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn
- The Echo is not portable and has to be constantly plugged into a wall outlet or anything provided sufficient current.
- Alexa is unable to respond to complicated commands or give an opinion, I’ve found you need to be direct and word sentences carefully.
- The audio quality isn’t the best quality and doesn’t get too loud either.
To conclude the built-in audio is the only huge drawback of purchasing the Dot. Besides that, it has to be said it’s a terrific way to add Alexa to other rooms in your house, letting her take care of your calendar, grocery list, order stuff and listen to audiobooks wherever you are, and the capability to utilize it as a smart-home controller only helps it be more interesting.
Now we use it every day and our child loves it. I would defo recomend to anyone.
One downside: the speaker isn't great to listen to music. I have connected up to my Bluedio Bluetooth speakers and it's amazing.
Amazon, I had higher expectations from my first smart speaker and from your customer services, which unfortunately you did not live up to. Considering returning the product and switching to competitors product.