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Amazon Echo and Echo Dot uses seven microphones and beam-forming technology to hear you from across the room, even in noisy environments or while playing music. Amazon Echo and Echo Dot is also an expertly tuned hands-free speaker that can fill any room with 360-degree immersive sound.
When you want to use Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot, just say the wake word "Alexa". Don’t worry if you have more than one Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot, as you can set a different wake word for each. You can choose "Amazon", "Alexa" or "Echo" as your wake word. Alexa uses ESP (Echo Spatial Perception) to respond from the device you're closest to—making life easier for you. ESP works best when Echo devices are at least six metres apart.
Amazon Echo Dot is a convenient addition to any room in the house, and its sleek, compact design mean it fits straight in. Its built-in speaker creates plenty of opportunities. Place Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights, or use Echo Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and re-order products previously purchased on Amazon (coming soon) using just your voice.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot provide hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify and TuneIn. It’s also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your phone or tablet. Amazon Echo and Echo Dot use dual downward-firing speakers to produce 360-degree omni-directional audio to fill any room with immersive sound. It has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response.
Under the light ring are seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With far-field voice recognition, Amazon Echo and Echo Dot can hear you ask a question from any direction, even if the room is noisy or there’s music playing.
When you want to use Amazon Echo, simply say the wake word, "Alexa", and Amazon Echo and Echo Dot light up and stream input audio to the cloud—where the Alexa Voice Service will recognise and respond to your request.
Alexa—the brain behind Amazon Echo—automatically updates through the cloud and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills.
The more you use Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences for an effortless and personalised experience.
Your Amazon Echo and Echo Dot can do even more when you enable skills. Order a takeaway from Just Eat, request a ride from Uber, check train times from National Rail and more simply by using skills. Just use the Alexa App to discover and enable the skills you want to use. New skills are being added all the time, and you can also see ratings and reviews to find out what other customers are saying about skills in the Alexa App.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot is also a great addition to any Smart Home. Ask Amazon Echo and Echo Dot to switch on the light before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while you’re comfortably sat reading, or dim the lights when a film starts—all without lifting a finger.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot works with Smart Home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats and more from brands including WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Tado and others.