WHAT IS AMAZON ECHO?
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo 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 immersive sound.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.
FAR-FIELD VOICE RECOGNITION
Always be heard
Tucked under Echo's light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even while it's playing music.
Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where we leverage the Alexa Voice Service to recognize and respond to your request. Learn more about Echo's voice recognition.
ALWAYS GETTING SMARTER
Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
...and adding new skills
We are always adding new capabilities to Echo. Recently, we’ve added streaming music from Pandora, audiobooks from Audible, Google Calendar access, live sports scores and schedules, traffic reports, Amazon.com re-ordering, control of connected devices with WeMo and Philips Hue, and more.
ADVANCED AUDIO DESIGN
360° immersive sound
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 the room with immersive sound.
...for all of your music
Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Spotify and iTunes from your phone or tablet.
Don't lift a finger
Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger...or even raising your voice.
...to control your home
Echo works with devices such as lights and switches from Wink, Belkin WeMo, and Philips Hue. Starter kits are available for easy setup.
Learn more about compatible Wink, Belkin WeMo, and Philips Hue connected devices.
Just ask: Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, "Alexa"
Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Plus, Echo supports Whispersync for Voice to continue right where you left off.
Calendars: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what’s on your Google calendar.
Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history.
Connected home: Control compatible Wink, WeMo, and Philips Hue devices with your voice.
Traffic: Hear commute time and the fastest route to your destination.
Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, and more.
Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora's library of over 1 million tracks.
Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists.
More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.
"The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home."
"Echo could hear my voice even when music was playing loudly…"
– USA Today
"With Amazon Echo, it was love at first sight."
"A perfect 10"
- Size: 235 mm x 83.5 mm x 83.5 mm
- Weight: 1045 grams
- Wi-Fi: Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
- Bluetooth Connectivity Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Amazon Echo and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices.
- Audio 2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter
- System Requirements Amazon Echo comes ready to connect to your home Wi-Fi. The Echo companion app is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser.
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