Voice Activated Devices

Alexa Echo Dot

  • Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.
  • Play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
  • Call or message family and friends hands-free, or drop in from the Alexa App to your Echo device.
  • Controls lights, locks, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices.
  • Use the built-in speaker, or for bigger sound, connect to speakers through Bluetooth or audio cable.
  • 50,000+ skills, including Jeopardy!, Lyft, Audible, and Domino’s. Always getting smarter and adding new features.
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.
  • 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, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi for compatible wireless speakers to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den. Bluetooth speakers and devices work well with Echo Dot. With multi-room music support and connected speakers via cable, you can play music across multiple Echo

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Amazon Echo

  • Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more

Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Echo connects to Alexa to play music, read the news, set alarms and timers, answer questions, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

• Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play Audible audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
• Powerful speakers with Dolby technology play 360° audio with clear vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings or pair with another Echo (2nd Gen) for stereo sound.
• Call and message almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
• With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing.
• Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and do more with compatible connected devices.
• Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games and more.

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Echo Connect

Echo Connect requires compatible Alexa-enabled device and home phone service

With Echo Connect and a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your home phone service—all you have to do is ask. Because Echo Connect uses your home phone number, either landline or VoIP, friends and family recognize the call. Answer your home phone on your Echo hands-free, so you can easily talk to anyone hands-free when you’re busy making dinner or away from the phone.

• Connect your home phone to your compatible Alexa-enabled device to call any phone number, using just your voice.
• Echo Connect uses your existing home phone service (analog landline or VoIP) to make and receive calls (carrier charges may apply). You can control if Alexa dials a ‘1’ for local calls or not.
• Plug Echo Connect into your home phone jack, complete setup with the Alexa App or on alexa.amazon.com, and you’re ready to make and receive calls.
• Sync all your contacts from a smartphone or tablet. Don’t have an existing address book or mobile device? Use alexa.amazon.com to quickly add the contacts you need from any internet-connected PC or Mac.
• Call contacts and voice dial numbers hands-free. And navigate automated phone systems with your voice.
• Echo Connect will work with your compatible Alexa-enabled devices.

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa

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, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.

• Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.
• Play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
• Call or message family and friends hands-free, or drop in from the Alexa App to your Echo device.
• Controls lights, locks, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices.
• Use the built-in speaker, or for bigger sound, connect to speakers through Bluetooth or audio cable.
• 50,000+ skills, including Jeopardy!, Lyft, Audible, and Domino’s. Always getting smarter and adding new features.
• Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.

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 you’re closest to with ESP.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

• Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
• Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
• Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and others through the improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
• Call and message almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
• Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
• Can hear you from across the room. And with compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your whole home with music.
• Pair with a second Echo Dot (3rd gen) for stereo sound, or connect to your own speakers over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.
• Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and more with compatible connected devices.

Alexa has skills
Alexa has more than 50,000 skills and counting. Skills are like apps and help you do more such as playing Jeopardy!, meditating with Headspace, and falling asleep to rain sounds. Create your own personal skills and custom responses with Alexa Skill Blueprints. Just say “Alexa, help me get started with skills.”
New skills are being added all the time. Discover them in the skills section of the Alexa app or visit the skills store.

System Requirements
Echo Dot comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser. Certain skills and services may require subscription or other fees.

Echo Plus (2nd Generation)

Echo Plus has a built-in Zigbee hub to easily setup and control your compatible smart home devices, and an improved sound for streaming music.

• New premium speakers powered by Dolby play 360° audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings or pair with a second Echo Plus (2nd gen) for stereo sound.
• Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, call almost anyone, and more.
• Set up your smart home without a separate hub. Ask Alexa to control compatible smart lights, switches, sensors, door locks, and more. Echo Plus also includes a built-in temperature sensor.
• Ask Alexa for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more. With multi-room music, play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
• Call or message almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
• With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Plus hears you from any direction—even while music is playing.

Echo Plus features premium speakers for powerful 360° sound, and a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor. Just ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, make calls, and provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more. With the built-in hub, starting your smart home is easy.

Echo Show (2nd Generation)

Echo Show makes it easy to stay in touch. Make video calls to friends and family who have Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. You can also make voice calls, send messages, or instantly connect to other devices in your home to make a quick announcement or check in on the kids. With Skype calling you can stay in touch with friends and family in over 150 countries.

• Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10.1″ HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows—in a new fabric design.
• Ask Alexa to see lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. See weather forecasts, calendars, to-do lists, and your favorite playlists.
• Watch award-winning movies and shows from Prime Video, music videos from Vevo, or live TV and sports with a Hulu subscription.
• Make video calls to anyone with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show.
• Your new kitchen companion—watch recipe videos, set timers and alarms, and add items to your shopping list.
• Set up compatible Zigbee devices without the need for a separate hub. See your front door camera stream with 2-way audio and notifications.
• With eight microphones and far-field technology, Alexa can hear you even while music is playing.
• With over 50,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and let you do more with Alexa.
• The all-new Echo Show features a new look, a vibrant 10.1” HD screen, built-in smart home hub, and improved speakers. Just ask Alexa to show you a recipe, watch live TV and sports with Hulu, make video calls, or see who’s at the front door.
• Echo Show’s new speakers deliver expansive stereo sound with deep, powerful lows and crisp highs. Adjust the treble, mid, and bass levels using only your voice, or set up multi-room music to play music across compatible Echo devices throughout your home.

Echo Spot – Compact Smart Display with Alexa

Echo Spot works with smart home devices such as cameras, lights, TVs, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more. Make hands-free voice calls to almost anyone, or video calls to friends and family with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with other compatible Echo devices in your home

• Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
• Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, set music alarms, control smart home, and more.
• Just ask to play a song, artist, or genre, and see lyrics with Amazon Music. Also, stream music from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other music services, or books from Audible.
• Use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms. Adjust the treble, mid, and bass levels with your voice.
• Ask Alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. Plus, control your thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more.
• Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. Instantly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
• With tens of thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.
• Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in a stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App.
• Echo Spot features far-field technology with four microphones, beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation, so it can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing.
• Use Echo Spot to see a live camera feed from the nursery or your front door. Turn on the fan or dim the lights from the couch-all without lifting a finger. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed.

Google Home

Smart and simple.
It’s what you love about Google brought to home Wi-Fi. We’ve re-thought everything about routers for an experience that’s flexible, reliable, reduces dead zones and handles your devices and online activities effortlessly.

Hands-free help from the Google Assistant.
Get answers, play songs, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice. Listen to music, playlists, audiobooks and more, getting rich sound from Google Home’s high excursion speaker.

Tackle your day.
Get personalized help with your schedule, reminders, calls, news and more, whenever Google Home recognizes your voice.

Entertainment, hands-free.
Google Home works with Chromecast, so you can stream shows, movies and music on your TV or speakers.

Control your smart home with your voice.
Google Home works with more than 5,000 smart home devices from more than 150 brands.

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Google Home Mini

Hands-free help around the house.

Google Home Mini has the Google Assistant built in. So, whenever you need help, it’s by your side. Get answers from Google. Want the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports and more? Simply ask.

Tackle your day. Get personalized help with your schedule, reminders, calls, news and more, whenever Mini recognizes your voice.

Entertainment, hands-free. Use your voice to play music on Google Home Mini, listen to audiobooks, or stream shows, movies and more to your TV with Chromecast.

Control your smart home with your voice. Google Home Mini works with more than 1,000 smart home devices from more than 150 brands. Built for family fun. Enjoy a whole new set of activities designed from the ground up, just for families. Made to blend in. Or stand out.