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.
It is compatible with select Wink, Belkin WeMo, and Philips Hue connected devices to control lights and switches with your voice. It can play music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. You can also connect to it like a traditional Bluetooth speaker and have it stream your audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Amazon Echo Dot is like the regular Echo in functionality but with a much less capable speaker. It is intended to be added to your existing speaker setup.