Amazon Echo Dot Black- Voice Activated Smart Control Device

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  • Play music from your Amazon Music, Spotify or TuneIn
  • Connects to speakers or headphones
  • Includes a small built-in speaker so it can work on its own

Product overview

• Play music from your Amazon Music, Spotify or TuneIn
• Connects to speakers or headphones
• Includes a small built-in speaker so it can work on its own
• Controls compatible connected household devices with your voice
• Automatic updates through the cloud
• The Amazon Echo Dot is available for purchase and delivery in the UK mainland and Northern Ireland only

What is Amazon Echo Dot?
Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker. It can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Echo Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can even order selected Prime products and other eligible products you’ve ordered before.

Made for any room
Echo Dot is sleek and compact, so you can put it almost anywhere, and it will never look out of place. It has a small built-in speaker so you can use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights, or timer in your kitchen, and can be directly connected to external speakers, so that you can add voice control to your home stereo system.

Voice-control your music
Amazon Echo Dot gives you hands-free control of your Amazon Music account, Spotify, or TuneIn. You can ask for your favourite song, or artist, or even a specific genre and Alexa will play it for you. You can also find music based on when a song or album was released, or search using song lyrics, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Echo Dot is a Bluetooth-enabled device, so you can also stream music directly from your phone or tablet, or using other popular music services, like iTunes.

Far-field voice recognition
Amazon Echo Dot has an array of seven microphones that are discreetly tucked away under the light ring. These microphones use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation as well as far-field voice recognition to ensure that Echo Dot can hear you ask a question from any direction, even if you have got music on, or are in a noisy environment. Using Echo Spatial Perception, Alexa will respond intelligently from the device that you are closest to, allowing you to have a multi-room setup using more than one Echo or Echo Dot.

Always getting smarter
Alexa, the brains behind Echo Dot, automatically updates, through the cloud on a regular basis. This means that she is constantly learning, and new skills are being added all the time. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preference.

Control your Smart Home
You can use Amazon Echo Dot to switch on, or dim, your lights, control your heating and thermostat, and even activate your household appliances, all without lifting a finger, but using your voice. Echo Dot works with compatible smart home devices such as Netamo, tado, WeMo, Phillips Hue and Hive. Echo Dot also supports IFTTT (If This, Then That), which is a third-party service, which will allow you to create rules that will automate how your devices, apps and websites work together with one another.

Echo Dot has skills
Within the Alexa app, you can enable skills to let your Amazon Echo Dot Black do even more, and truly customise your experience. A growing catalogue of skills will help you to make the most of your Echo Dot with the specific capabilities that suit your needs, from checking train times with National Rail, to ordering take away from Just Eat, checking your EDF Energy account balance to ordering a taxi with Uber, and checking The Guardian for headlines, or asking Jamie Oliver for a recipe.

Do more with the Alexa app
The Alexa app is free on Amazon Fire OS, Android, iOS and desktop browsers and allows you to easily set-up and manage your Amazon Echo Dot, and to connect to services you already use, such as Amazon Music, Spotify and Google Calendar. The Alexa app allows you to set up your Smart Home devices, see which books are available to listen to from your Audible library and view your shopping and to-do lists on the go. Within the Alexa app you can discover and enable third party skills, you can control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this 3 was ago...been experimenting and it's been fun. If something comes to my mind I'm unsure about it ask alexa...wen she's playing my music..handy for shopping lists n my TO DO lists.i can have a brief conversation with her too lol. Great company lol
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Alexa She's become part of the family, only more helpful!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased it was a birthday gift Brought this for my grandson he was very pleased . With his gift it arrived on time already he has a great deal of fun with it as has his family
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing addition to any smart home Already having a swann CCTV kit, an internal Piper camera and Philips Hue lights, the Echo Dot was a great addition. Set up and working in under 5 minutes, it has made the lights even easier to use than before... I don't even need to reach for my phone! Setting alarms works like a charm, setting timers for cooking, and getting Alexa to look things up for me has been a huge benefit. It may seem lazy to some, it may seem like it won't really save any time (it only takes seconds to google something) but when you're rushing around multi-tasking, being able to just carry on while asking Alexa to do part of the work... the time really does add up. Haven't used a whole host of skills yet, but the weight tracker works like a charm and keeps you up to date on your progress as well as target. I've added several ambient noise skills and it has to be said, playing the sound of thunderstorms all night was amazing. Integrated without a hitch to spotify and Alexa immediately recognized all of my play lists. Alexa even has a favourite Pokemon... we know, we asked!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought for my sons birthday and he loves it, great gadget!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab!! Bought as a birthday present. Pleased with service
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alexa is mine I eventually gave in and took the plunge with Alexa Dot. I have Lightwaverf home automation so this fits in well. I can even tell her to put the kettle on or open the curtains. The 'Skills' are very easy to pair and voice control is a doddle even from another room with the door open.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't really do anything special I got this unit in the hope that I could link it with my Sonos play 1. I have 2 devices and hoped to use the DOT as a voice activated link. This doesn't work, so for now, Alexa is really only good for telling me the time!!
Date published: 2017-03-30
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Colour Black
Audio Built-in speaker
3.5mm stereo audio output (cable not included)
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-Band Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
Hands-free voice control not supported for Mac OS X devices
Bluetooth Speakers Requiring PIN codes are not supported
System Requirements Echo Dot - comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi
Alexa App – Fire OS, Android, iOS, desktop browser
Some Skills may require separate subscriptions or other fees
Width 83.5 mm
Depth 83.55 mm
Height 235 mm
Weight 1.064 kg
Package Contents
Amazon Echo Dot Black
9W Power Adapter
USB Charging Cable
Quick Start Guide


Asked by: JUNIPER
That would be for you to decide unfortunately.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2018-01-16

You say it needs plugging in, so what is the USB charging cable for?

Asked by: Joolz
The unit comes with a separate USB power adapter and the USB cable is used to connect the dot to the adapter and power it. It shouldn't be called a "charging cable" to be honest as it's really a power lead in this case.
Answered by: davbar82
Date published: 2017-12-11

Will this control sonos?

Asked by: Bsk121207
Sono's in now fully supported and works a treat.
Answered by: davbar82
Date published: 2017-12-11

Can the Echo Dot be used to make hands-free calls for a mobile phone at home?

Asked by: AT181
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-11-21

do you have to plug it in

Asked by: blugggggggggg
Yes you do
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-20

Will it connect through Bluetooth to a portable Bose speaker

Asked by: Tazman
I can't see why not , please see the amazon info below :
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-10-20

which version is this?

Asked by: Derek
This is the second generation Dot
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-09-11

Is this the 2nd Generation of the Amazon Echo Dot?

Asked by: Elapse
Yes, as it has volume buttons.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-06
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