The Amazon Echo brings voice control to your home. The speaker connects to the Alexa voice service, so you can ask Alexa to remind you to put out the recycling bin, add an item to your shopping list and more! It also connects to hundreds of compatible smart home appliances. Use your voice to dim the lights, turn down the thermostat or switch off plugs around the home.
The Echo comes with Dolby-powered technology to give you 360º sound to fill the room. Yet even when the music’s turned up loud, it can still hear your voice, thanks to the seven microphones discreetly hidden under the light ring.
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The Amazon Echo is more than an impressive speaker; it’ll make managing your everyday tasks much easier
Use Alexa to simplify your life
Ask Alexa to set a timer, check the weather forecast, read out the news headlines and more. Enable ‘skills’ (like apps on your phone) through the Alexa app, and you can carry out even more activities hands-free. Check for train updates, or ask for recipe inspiration. Alexa also gets smarter the more you use it, by learning your personal preferences and adapting to the sound of your voice.
Experience high-quality sound
Use the Echo to listen to your favourite tunes on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With built-in Dolby processing, it delivers crisp vocals and dynamic bass at louder volumes. If you’re having a party, connect other Echo devices to amplify your music throughout the house, or get creative and play different genres in each room.
Stay in touch with others
Use the Echo to call friends and family instead of picking up your phone. It works with other Echo devices, the Alexa app and Skype. When it’s time for dinner, turn your Echo into an intercom to call the family down to the table. The Echo also works with hundreds of compatible smart home devices , so you can use it to manage your lighting, heating and more – without lifting a finger.
It’s easy to get started with the Echo and download new skills to add extra features
Plug in the Echo and download the Alexa app;
Follow the in-app instructions to set up the Echo on your WiFi network. If you already have an Echo device, go straight to the ‘add device’ section in the app menu;
Use the app to enable skills, set reminders, create lists, link to your favourite music services and more. The app’s also your go-to place for advice on shortcuts and new Alexa tips.
|What's included||Amazon Echo, Echo Shell, power adaptor/cable (1.8m), Things to Try card and Quick Start Guide|
|Compatible with||Fire OS, Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser|
|Connections||Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|Speaker size||2.5" woofer and 0.6 tweeter|
|Dimensions||148 x 88 x 88mm|
“Alexa, dim the lights in the living room”
Create a cinema experience on movie nights by connecting the Philips Hue lighting to your Amazon Echo and controlling it with your voice. With the Philips Hue lighting system, you can turn lights on and off, control their brightness and change the colours to reflect your mood.
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Mini Starter Kit E27/B22