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Ratings and reviews for Amazon Echo - Black

Ratings and reviews for Amazon Echo - Black
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Price: $179.99 $179.99 (44% off)
Release Date: 6/23/2015
Binding: Electronics
Studio: Amazon
Manufacturer: Amazon
Product Group: Amazon Home
Sales Rank: 8
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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo 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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Amazon Echo 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. Listen to any song with Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Echo also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your phone or tablet. Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill any room with immersive sound.

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Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With far-field voice recognition, Echo can hear you ask a question from any direction—even while playing music.

When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, "Alexa," and Echo 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—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Just in the last few months we've added local search from Yelp, movie showtimes, Samsung SmartThings support, Google Calendar, Audible audiobooks, text-to-speech for Kindle eBooks, and over 100 new skills from third-party developers.

Echo has Skills

Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, opening your garage with Garageio, and more. Enabling skills lets your Echo do even more—simply discover and enable the skills you want to use in the Alexa App.

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

Control Your Smart Home

Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger.

Echo works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, Wink, and more.

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.

Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. Setup your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, and more. See what 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 and enable third-party skills.

UPC: 848719071733

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bestbuy logo Alexa is getting better all the time
Alexa is getting smarter and gaining a sense of humor as well similar to Siri. The speaker sounds great and Alexa curates the music of our chosen genre in the house all the time.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great
Great device. Only issue is if your not using it for music then the Dot is a better buy.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great Product
This product is convenient for voice controlling the environment, lighting and relaxing with music or voice calls. I would like to see it have the ability to connect with other echoes to create a surround sound effect or have the ability to add sound to Chromecast.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Works well for simple things
A single list is easy. We haven't been able to have multiple lists simultaneously. Simple questions can be answered but more complex ones get rejected or mis-answered. The ability to interpret and hear voices is very good with a long range.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great addition to my smart home line up
I have 2 Echo Dots, and this is a great addition. Super bass for listening to music. BB had a great sale.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo the newest addition to our growing Echo family
The Echo is now the third device in our growing Echo household. We started with an Echo Dot for Christmas last year. We loved it. I bought an Echo Tap for my husband for his birthday to be able to take in the yard or garage while he works outside. We now have the Original Echo and love it just as much. Having multiple Echos in the house allows us to use it as an intercom with the new "Drop In" feature. Also love the new "Multi-Room Audio" that was added with the latest update
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Still figuring it out
Absolutely love my Alexa but I am still figuring it out. I purchased it majority for listening to music & I love that. I ask questions & her response is I'm not sure or I don't know sounds yet. I know she can do more but I'm lost right now.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo super fun
fun product that will be used more and more the longer you own it.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Great Bluetooth speaker and assitant
It a great speaker and also a great personal assistant.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
bestbuy logo Pretty Nice!!!
Picked this up a month ago and have been very happy with the purchase. Just installed smart light bulbs. Works perfectly!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

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