Use your voice to listen to music, turn on the lights or check the weather forecast with the Echo Dot. This compact speaker connects to the Alexa voice service. So you can ask Alexa any questions, check the weather forecast or get the latest news headlines. There are also hundreds of ‘skills’ you can download. Try ordering your favourite takeaway or booking your weekly food shop to get even more from the Echo Dot.
The third-generation version features a fabric covering and an improved speaker for richer, louder sound.
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The Echo Dot sits at the heart of your voice-controlled home and makes everyday tasks simpler
Use voice to manage your life
Don’t get up to change radio stations or add an item to your shopping list, ask Alexa instead. There are thousands of ‘skills’ (like apps on your phone) that you can download – with more being added every day – to help you do even more hands-free. So next time you need a taxi, ask Alexa to order one instead. Or track your fitness with Alexa, instead of checking your usual device.
Add voice control to your speakers
It’s not just daily tasks that Alexa can help with; use your voice to play your favourite tracks from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Tunein and others. Easily connect other speakers or headphones to the Echo Dot, using Bluetooth or an audio cable. Or pair with other Echo devices to fill the house with music. The Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even if your home is particularly noisy.
Manage your smart devices
The Echo Dot works with hundreds of compatible smart home devices – from lighting to plugs, heating and more. So you can manage your home from the comfort of your sofa. Ask Alexa to dim the lights after dinner, turn up the thermostat when it’s chilly or switch off the TV – all without lifting a finger.
It’s easy to get started with the Echo Dot and connect it to other devices in your home
Plug the Echo Dot in and download the Alexa app;
Follow the in-app instructions to set up the Echo Dot 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||Echo Dot, power adaptor (15W) plus 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||1.6" speaker|
|Dimensions||43 x 99 x 99mm|
"Alexa, turn off the iron"
With this smart plug, you no longer need to worry that you’ve left the iron on while you’re out. The TP-Link HS100 can be controlled through an app on your mobile or tablet, so you can turn the iron off from anywhere. It works with the Amazon Echo too, so if you’re at home, you can ask Alexa instead. There’s also a scheduling function, so you can turn on lamps ready for when you return home, or set a programme for devices to come on and off when you’re away on holiday for extra peace of mind.
TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug