To say that the latest generation of the Amazon Echo device is multifunctional would be an understatement. It does everything from play music to dial numbers, make bookings and reservations, and control compatible home appliances. You must buy it right away if you want to stay up to date with the latest technology.
Reviews of Amazon Echo
All of the buyers of the product have absolutely the best of reviews for this product in particular. One customer bought the Amazon Echo for their old-fashioned mother who was incapable of operating a modern day smart phone. Not only this, but the smart phone had other problems such as a call disconnecting because her mother kept bumping the phone on her chin while talking.
In addition to this, her mother got tired of holding the phone during a conversation because of old age. So when she encouraged her mother to buy the Echo, it made keeping in touch less strenuous for the old woman and for a more convenient and overall clearer sound. She claimed it provided a steady connection, clear voice quality. Moreover, the dialing process is a voice activated and very accurate.
Some of the Echo device reviews state that this generation of the device has the best sound quality. They out-do themselves each time.
How to Setup Amazon Echo for Your Home
Firstly, download the Amazon app on your phone. The Amazon Echo app is compatible with phones with the following operating systems; iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.4 or later, Fire OS 3.0 or later. To download the Alexa app for the Amazon Echo, just search for it on the Smartphone’s app store or play store.
Next, turn on your Echo device. At first, it may require pugging in with the adapter that the Echo device comes with. When the blue light ring lights up and changes to orange, the device is ready for use.
After setting up the Echo, the first thing you need to do is connect it to a Wireless Internet connection. Then, just talk to the device. Use the “wake word” and then speak to Alexa as you normally would to someone new. The default wake word for the Echo is “Alexa” but it is easily changeable. To change the wake word all you have to say is “Change the wake word.”
The default wake word can also be modified going to the Alexa app and selecting the “Alexa Devices.” Then click on your Amazon Echo device and select “Wake Word.”
Different Amazon Echo Devices and Their Prices
A variety of Echo devices is different in shape, size, and design. However, all the devices are not very different when it comes to the quality of the product, and the sound of the device.
The Amazon Echo Dot retails at $49.99 on Amazon and is the smallest of the devices in the Echo device range. The Echo retail price starts at $100 on Amazon. It has a variety of different fabrics and different finished which may cause the variation in price. It has more significantly useful features as compared to the very basic Echo device.
The Amazon Echo Plus retails for a set price of a hundred and fifty U.S dollars. It is not too different form the Echo, except for its not-so-significant larger dimensions. However, it also includes surrounding sound Dolby speakers for an even more improved sound quality as compared to the Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Echo. In addition to this, it comes equipped with a separate hub that is not in its predecessors.
The Amazon Echo Spot is one of the more high-end Echo devices. It is more stylish and sleek as compared to the others, and is one of the devices that contain a display screen. Although the screen is just 2.5 inches in size, it surely is a feature not seen in the other devices. It comes with a 1.4-inch speaker but does not contain the Dolby room-filling sound quality. To make up for the seemingly poorer sound quality, it can play videos from Amazon Video and other videos as well.
As in the other devices, the Amazon Echo Spot is able to control all smart home devices, play music from Amazon Music and other music applications and can make use of music streaming applications such as Spotify and Pandora. You can use it with a 3.5-millimeter lineout cable and is able to connect via Bluetooth.