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Ratings and reviews for Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Black

Ratings and reviews for Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Black
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Price: $49.99 $39.99 (20% off)
Trade In Value: $5.00
Release Date: 10/20/2016
Binding: Electronics
Studio: Amazon
Manufacturer: Amazon
Product Group: Amazon Home
Sales Rank: 2
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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. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.

Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo device you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

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Sleek and compact design makes Echo Dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and shop tens of millions of Amazon products using just your voice.

Echo Dot can also directly connect to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or using Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den.

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Echo Dot provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you.

Echo Dot also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

Hands-free calling and messaging

With Echo Dot, you can talk to almost anyone hands-free—no tapping or searching required. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with compatible Echo devices in your home. For example, you can ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice. With Alexa Announcements you can also use Echo Dot to broadcast a quick, one-way message to all other Echo devices in your home.

Making calls with Alexa is easy. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Set up your voice profile and teach Alexa to recognize your voice. When you say, "Alexa, call Mom", Alexa will call your mom, even if you have multiple users in your home. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.

Voice control your smart home

Use Echo Dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat 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.

Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, fans, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Lutron, Nest, Wink, Honeywell, and more.

Far-field voice recognition

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With a more powerful processor, the all-new Echo Dot has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music.

When you want to use Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, "Alexa," and Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly.

Always getting smarter

Alexa—the brain behind Echo Dot—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo Dot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Just in the last few months we've added Amazon order tracking, repeating alarms, and thousands of new skills from third-party developers.

Echo Dot has skills

Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, ordering flowers from 1-800-Flowers, and more. Enabling skills lets your Echo Dot do even more—simply discover skills you want to use in the Alexa App. To enable a new skill, just ask Alexa.

New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.

Do More with the Alexa App

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo Dot.

Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. Setup your smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, Lutron, and more. See which books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is also where you discover third-party skills.

UPC: 841667112640

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bestbuy logo Helpful little gadget
Alexa is very smart and easy to use. It’s fun to play around with. Good price
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Responds to voice prompts well
Always ready when you need it. I did have it think the TV show I was watching told it to call someone at 2am. Funny. But great product.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo The Echo Dot is my new BFF!
The Echo Dot is fun and functional. So many uses beyond the weather reports!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great gift!
This gift was a hit and was given during a drawing.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Good product
Works as advertised. No issues to date. Kids use it daily
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Excellent
I had bought two echo dots as I got so used to it . Needed one for office too
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great for home control
I got this to control a single Hue White light in my bedroom and was so impressed by its capabilities that I got 3 more Hue bulbs to control in the bedroom! Once I started to discover all that it could do, I bought an Amazon Echo for my livingroom and am able to control my HVAC, home theatre (turn on/off system, change channels, volume, etc. - a Harmony Hub is required for this), along with my Color Hue bulbs in my livingroom, all with just my voice (or my wife’s, Alexa knows the difference!) from either device.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great for bedrooms.
Not a loud speaker like the full-sized Alexa, but is really good still carries all the same features it's nice to be able to just talk to it and tell it what you wanted to do I've bought six so far
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Cool gadget
I have really enjoyed the Alexa for music and weather but don’t use it for much else.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Excellent device!
As always with the Amazon Echo product line, the Dot is an awesome device that increases flexibility to your Echo environment.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

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