- Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for a full sound.
- Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
- Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
- Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
We had Google Home devices primarily for music and basic information. We became disenchanted with Google when they started pushing their Youtube subscription service and when you ask for a certain artist, they don't play that artist but similar artists. So, we tried a couple of these new Echo Dots and so far love them. They are superior in many ways. The sound quality is very good and we like the way the device operates and presents itself. We get the music we want and Alexa gives much better and thorough information when you ask questions. We're getting rid of Google Home all together.
Bought this at a good price and it came with our first switch. We’re hooked. I ordered more switches right away.
So I never thought I would get one of these because I think that there is already way too much info about people out there already. Also don’t you hate when you are just talking about buying something and have never searched for it but suddenly it is in your feed.Pros:What changed my mind is the microphone off feature. Also it is supposed to not listen till you say the key word and you can delete your recordings.I am a convert. It has really helped with my ill mom. She loves controlling the tv with her voice and asking it questions. It is so much easier to check on her from another room. I like that it lights up when I have a message from .Cons:I wish there was an easier list to find of what commands to give to do certain things. Also I occasionally give the correct command and nothing happens so I try other words that mean the same thing thinking I used the wrong word as the command only to finally find out it was the correct word. I honestly can’t remember if this example happened on my new fire cube or the echo but we had a prime movie open and wanted it to go to the right to play the trailer. The command is go right. I said it like 4 times and nothing happened so I tried a bunch of other stuff and then finally some suggestions popped up at the bottom and I tried go right again and it worked. By that point I was so frustrated I just opened the fire tv app.
I got this Echo Dot for Christmas. I absolutely love it. I liked it so much I ordered a second one for myself on . Now I have two. Because I am kind of a newbie at these devices, the very small booklet instructions did not give me enough information about what the Echo Dot can really do. Fortunately, I get a newsletter every week from echo dot and it gives me all kinds of suggestions on the extremely wide range of of uses to which you can use it. Just love both of mine and highly recommend them to anyone. My stepdaughter and her husband were over at my house Christmas and I showed them a demo and they loved it so much they bought one. I am probably behind the eight ball of people in the universe who already own one of these gadgets, but better late than never!
I currently have 6 Echo devices and I have had nearly every model since the original pringles can design. I love the look of the new globe style dots. I purchased this latest dot for use near my new Xbox in the media room. the sound is excellent for its size and I love the futuristic look and shape of the device. Highly recommended! Amazingly simple setup took all of 20 seconds using the alexa..com website!