Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. 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 beam-forming 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 Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter powered by Dolby, delivering crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from , Spotify, TuneIn and more. With Music, you can search by lyrics, time period or let Alexa pick the music for you.
Alexa, play music in the office. | Alexa, play top pop from the 90's. | Alexa, play that song that goes 'All you need is love.'
Play in every room
Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your Echo devices—available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the living room, or play the same song downstairs.
Voice control your home
Use it 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.
Echo works with lights, locks, switches, TVs, thermostats and more from Philips Hue, WeMo, TP-Link, Sony, Hive, Nest, Samsung SmartThings, Netatmo, Tado° and more. about compatible smart home devices.
Hands-free calling and messaging
With 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. Alexa calling and messaging is available at no additional cost—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.
Far-field voice recognition
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 recognises and responds to your request. about voice recognition on Echo