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Amazon Echo – Features and How to Use it

amazon echoAmazon echo was launched on 27th September 2017 and it is an innovative product which has created a new trend in the technology market. The word echo depicts sound or voice and yes , Amazon echo is a voice controlled device. So now just like you had heard in stories that a cave would open by telling few words, similarly now you can do tasks like setting alarms, playing music and much more by just speaking  and instructing this device.

Echo is launched in three variants, Echo Plus, Echo Dot and Echo Dot with 1 year prime membership. It is available in white,black and grey color and has elegant looks which can add beauty to your room as well. Amazon Echo uses Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more – instantly. All you have to do is ask. Does it seem like magic? Read on, to explore all the features the device has to offer.


  • Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa voice service to play music, set alarms and timers, check your calendar, weather and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more-instantly
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Dot hears you from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Controls lights, plugs, and more with compatible connected devices from Philips, Syska and others
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to order food from Zomato, request a ride from Ola, book a carpenter from Urbanclap, and more
  • Amazon Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter powered by Dolby to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. Just ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Prime Music, Saavn or TuneIn. With Amazon Prime Music, you can search by your favourite artist, song, genre, album, mood, decade, or let Alexa pick the music for you.
  • Amazon Echo has an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. This allows Echo to hear you from across the room, even in noisy environments, or while playing music. When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word “Alexa” and it responds instantly.

Price of Amazon Echo Dot – 3,149, Amazon Echo – 6,999, Echo Plus – 10,499

How to use:

  1. Plug in the device to a power source
  2. Make sure you have a wifi or internet connection to connect to the Alexa App
  3. You are done, now you just need to command the device and it will be done.

Things you can do with Amazon Echo

  1. Play music from Amazon Prime music , Saavn , Tune In or let Alexa choose for you
  2. Control smart lights and plugs from brands like Philips, SYSKA LED, Oakter, TP-Link and more.
  3. Ordering food from Zomato
  4. Requesting a ride from Ola
  5. Booking a carpenter from Urbanclap
  6. Order on Amazon Prime

Technical details:

Size 148.5 x 88 x 88 mm
Weight 821 g
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Connectivity Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo or from Echo to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.



Audio 2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter
System Requirements The Alexa App is compatible with Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your desktop browser. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and may require separate subscriptions or other fees.
Warranty and Service Amazon Echo is sold with a limited warranty of one year. Use of Amazon Echo is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the Box Amazon Echo, Echo Shell, power adaptor/cable (1.8 m), Things to Try card and Quick Start Guide.


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