Amazon Echo with Alexa
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that is completely controlled simply by talking. The Amazon Echo is connected to the Amazon Echo Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, etc. All you need to do is simply ask Echo verbally.
Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception)
Amazon Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favorite 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 any song with Amazon Music Unlimited. Learn more.
Amazon Echo also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Amazon Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your phone or tablet. Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill any room with immersive sound.
Inside the Amazon Echo are 7 microphones that utilize “beam-forming technology” with enhanced noise cancellation. Amazon Echo can hear at great distances. Echo is able to hear your question even if you are not facing Echo. Amazon Echo is able to hear your question even if the music is playing.
How to use Amazon Echo
To use Amazon Echo say the word “Alexa.” This notifies the Amazon Echo to listen to what is spoken and respond immediately to your request. For more info about the voice recognition of Amazon Echo, click here.
Benefits of Amazon Echo with Alexa
- Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
- Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
- Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
- Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
- Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
- Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices
- Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like calling services for you such as Uber, Domino’s, and more.
With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo.
Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. Setup your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, and more. See what books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. 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.
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What people are saying about their Amazon Echo?
Very practical for overcoming disability issues We have been using Echo since April 2015. Prior to that time, my husband had been hospitalized for several weeks. He is currently wheelchair bound. With the dear, dear, Alexa, he has a great deal of control of his environment in ways that make him much more independent. Others might enjoy Echo for fun and convenience, but for him it is a lifeline! He has even had her turn the lights on in my bedroom when I didn’t hear him call. Alex S on June 19, 2015
Great assistant! I don’t know how I got along without her. She is making my life easier. No more looking for songs.. I just tell her play “Frank Sinatra”.. and he starts singing. I love it! on December 9, 2016
Easy to set-up and exceeds expectations. Very easy to work with and learn to use. on December 9, 2016
What did I ever do before Alexa? She is my new BFF. I doubt I have discovered everything she can do, but I absolutely love that I can just speak and have her play music for me. That is great when I am cleaning house, cooking or in bed. I can have her add items to my shopping list as soon as I think of them, so no more forgetting things I need. We play games together, she can tell me what the temperature is, how to get stains out of clothing, what time a show comes on and so much more. on December 9, 2016
My father is 81 and I have a difficult time buying him gifts. I bought this for my mom and dad as an early Christmas present and they love it! My dad shows it to all of his friends and loves that he can request and hear songs from many years ago. I think he likes it better than my mom, but it was a great gift! on December 9, 2016