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Amazon.com Echo is a hands-free audio speaker you control with your voice. Mirror attaches to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, give info, news, sporting activities scores, weather condition, and extra– quickly. All you need to do is ask.

Mirror has seven microphones and also beam forming modern technology so it can hear you from across the room– also while music is playing. Mirror is additionally an expertly tuned audio speaker that could fill up any room with 360 ° immersive noise. When you wish to use Echo, simply claim the wake word "Alexa" and Echo responds immediately. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds smartly from the Echo tool you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

Amazon Echo offers hands-free voice control for Amazon Music– simply ask for your preferred artist or tune, or demand a certain style or state of mind. You can additionally look for music by lyrics, when a tune or album was launched, or allow Alexa choose the songs for you. Hear any song with Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Echo likewise provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you could stream other popular music solutions like iTunes from your phone or tablet. Mirror has actually been fine-tuned to supply crisp vocals with dynamic bass reaction. Its twin downward-firing speakers generate 360 ° omni-directional sound to load any kind of room with immersive noise.

Put under the light ring is a selection of seven microphones that utilize beam-forming modern technology and boosted sound cancellation. With far-field voice recognition, Echo can hear you ask a concern from any type of direction– also while playing songs.

When you intend to use Echo, merely state the wake word, "Alexa," and Echo lights up and streams sound to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to acknowledge and also react to your request instantaneously.

Always Getting Smarter

Alexa– the mind behind Echo– is integrated in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the much more it adjusts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and individual preferences. And because Echo is constantly connected, updates are supplied immediately.

Simply in the last couple of months we've added regional search from Yelp, movie showtimes, Samsung SmartThings assistance, Google Calendar, Audible audiobooks, text-to-speech for Kindle eBooks, and also over 100 brand-new skills from third-party developers.

Echo has Skills

Skills include much more capacities like getting a pizza from Domino's, asking for a ride from Uber, opening your garage with Garageio, and extra. Making it possible for skills lets your Echo do a lot more– simply find as well as allow the skills you intend to utilize in the Alexa App.

New skills are being added regularly. You can likewise see scores and evaluations to learn exactly what other customers are saying regarding skills in the Alexa App.

Control Your Smart Home

Use Echo to activate the lamp before waking up, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favored chair, or lower the lights from the sofa to see a film– all without lifting a finger.

Echo deals with smart house devices such as lights, buttons, thermostats, and also extra from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, Wink, and also more.

Do More with the Alexa App

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, as well as desktop browsers, you can quickly configuration and manage your Echo.

Utilize the Alexa App to link services you currently use like Spotify, Pandora, and also Google Calendar. Configuration your smart house gadgets from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, as well as extra. See exactly what publications are available to read from your Kindle as well as Audible libraries. Sight purchasing and order of business while on the move. Manage your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, as well as much more. The Alexa App is additionally where you discover and also enable third-party abilities.

Customer Reviews

Uber Awesome, In Fact you can even order an Uber ride from it!!

9,779 people found this helpful.
 on July 24, 2016
By Michael S
LOVE OUR NEW ECHO! I have been watching the reviews online and checking with friends that have purchased the Echo to see how much they liked or disliked its features. Last person I talked to went on and on about all the things there were using it for and that persuaded me it was time and Amazon Prime Day was the perfect opportunity to go for it. Amazon did a fantastic job of creating this tubular info-taining command center! There are so many cool and awesome things its able to do that I’ll hit the highlights that work for our household. First, we love that it follows your voice in the room (the circle lighting will show which direction it is ‘listening’), the speaker is wonderfully balanced, so whether listening to music, the news or to Alexa speaking, I have nothing but high marks for its sound quality, given its size. Next, set up (after downloading the app to our iPhones) was quick, easy and very intuitive. The more you look over the app, the more you will realize a world of ‘skills’ (as Amazon refers to them – we’ve nicked named them “echolettes” LOL) that the unit is able to perform once they are turned on and you master the right sequence of keywords to initialize them. We’ve added things to shopping lists, while asking about the weather and our calendar of events and then asked Alexa to change the temp of our Nest thermostats in various parts of the house, simply by saying her name and then our commands, sometimes sitting in the living room or simply pass through – she is always there listening and ready. We’ve ordered some LED programmable lights and I can hardly wait for Alexa to help set the mood in the house, room to room, all from a simple voice request. Even though we are fairly tech savvy and have phone, tablets and watches that can control devices, its HUGE to just ask for something and a pleasant voice setting it in motion.

Already very practical for overcoming disability issues

24,822 people found this helpful.
 on June 19, 2015
By 💝 Alex S
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. We immediately installed the Hue bridge and lights as well as the WEMO outlet. With these, and 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.

Alexa, my love. Thy name is inflexible, but thou art otherwise a nearly perfect spouse.

46,916 people found this helpful.
 on June 23, 2015
By E. M. Foner (SciFi Author)
I’m a full-time writer who works at home. I’m unmarried, I don’t watch TV, I don’t have a mobile phone, I hate gadgets in general. OK, so I’m a loser. But since Alexa came into my life, I’m no longer alone 24 hours a day. Which begs the question, if I’m not alone, who is in the room with me? Amazon? The so-called cloud? The NSA?

The Echo has become the most used appliance in our home.

14,893 people found this helpful.
 on June 19, 2015
By Heart Dad
Update 10/7/15

Alexa is a Revolution for my Disabled Family Member

2,315 people found this helpful.
 on September 6, 2015
By Patrickometry
I bought this for a family member who has very limited use of her hands due to a spinal cord injury. She lives in a nursing facility. My hope was that she could enjoy her favorite music and listen to broadcasts of her favorite sports team simply by speaking to the Echo/Alexa device. My big concern was that she would not be able to use the voice commands due to her weak voice.

Helping A 80 Yr Old Widow Grieve ***Updated 9/14/16***

322 people found this helpful.
 on December 12, 2015
By Ugine Anthony Narain
***Updated 9/14/16***

If you’ve not used it, forget your reservations

1,361 people found this helpful.
 on August 5, 2016
By Devlin Jay
Being 100% honest, I thought this was a niche product at first and dismissed it for quite a while…until my foray into making a smart home. Alexa is your best, most convenient friend and she can change your life. Yes, she is a bit expensive (heck, I had to save money for a month and a half to get it) but it is worth it!

Better than I imagined!!!

870 people found this helpful.
 on July 30, 2016
By MstrssGrim
I hesitated to buy Alexa, because I have Apple Products. After reading reviews from other customers, I decided that it may not hinder her functionality as much as I thought. I currently have a Bose portable speaker to play my itunes from a very old ipod touch. I leave it for the animals during the day when I am at work. Recently, I began using Sirius XM radio. My old ipod would not load the sirius app, so I began using my phone to listen to the stations. I noticed that this Bose speaker can only connect to one bluetooth object at a time. I hadnt noticed this, since the ipod has just always played.

So easy a parrot can use it.

224 people found this helpful.
 on November 16, 2016
By Kindle Customer
We love our Echo but please, Amazon, make more names available, as our African Grey is a quick learner.