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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.

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.

Always be heard

Tucked under the light ring on Echo 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.

…just ask

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 voice recognition on Echo.

Ever-evolving

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.

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 Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, and Wink. Starter kits are available for easy setup.
Learn more about compatible Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, and Wink connected devices.

Echo doesn’t stop working when you’re away from home. With the free companion app
on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily manage your alarms,
music, shopping lists, and more.

 

 

Customer Reviews

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

15,505 helpful votes
 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

28,705 helpful votes
 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.

She was a beautiful lady here on earth and I am sure she …

1,466 helpful votes
 on February 19, 2017
By Michael Davis
I have been using advanced technology for the last 20 years. It was born out of necessity not convenience. My wife passed away 4 years ago leaving me, not only a widow, but a widowed quadriplegic trying to survive on his own. We were married 20 years and yes she married me when I was already paralyzed. She was a beautiful lady here on earth and I am sure she is just as beautiful in God’s presence.

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

49,774 helpful votes
 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.

15,085 helpful votes
 on June 19, 2015
By Heart Dad
Update 10/7/15

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

777 helpful votes
 on December 12, 2015
By Ugine Anthony Narain
***Updated 9/14/16***

If you’ve not used it, forget your reservations

2,394 helpful votes
 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!!!

1,694 helpful votes
 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.

Alexa is a Revolution for my Disabled Family Member

3,145 helpful votes
 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.

Alexa saved my life. Literally.

191 helpful votes
 on February 5, 2016
By Tiff_015
Alexa honestly just saved my life. I was out with my girlfriend until about midnight. My husband decided not to come. We get back to my apartment only to find that my keys were in the apartment, there were below freezing temperatures, and my husband wouldn’t answer the phone. I knew that the bottom of our door had some insulation problems, so I bent down and proceeded to call out to dear Alexa. I yelled at her to play Beyoncé on the highest level; and what do you know, the husband woke up and we were freed from the potential of going into a hypothermic state. God bless Alexa.
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