Amazon Echo Dot Smart Device with Alexa Voice Recognition & Control – £34.99 @ Johnlewis
Amazon 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. Echo Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. Amazon Echo Dot can hear you from across the room—even in noisy environments or while playing music. When you want to use Amazon Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo Dot responds. If you have more than one Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the device you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).
Made For Any Room
Sleek and compact design makes Amazon Echo Dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Amazon Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Amazon Echo Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers. Amazon 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. The price, compact design and features of Echo Dot make it easy to add Alexa to any room in your home—or every room.
Voice-Control Your Music
Amazon Echo Dot provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Playing your music is easy—just ask for your favourite artist or song, a playlist from Spotify or Prime Music, or let Alexa pick the music for you.
Control Your Smart Home
Use Amazon Echo Dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favourite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a film—all without lifting a finger…or even raising your voice. Amazon Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Tado and others.
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 far-field voice recognition, Amazon Echo Dot can hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music. When you want to use Amazon Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, “Alexa”, and Echo Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognise and respond to your request.
Always Getting Smarter
Alexa—the brain behind Amazon Echo Dot—updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more you use Amazon Echo Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences.
Echo Dot Has Skills
Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering takeaway from Just Eat, requesting a ride from Uber, checking train times from National Rail and more. Enabling skills lets your Amazon Echo Dot 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.
Do More With The Alexa App
With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS and desktop browsers, you can easily set up and manage your Amazon Echo Dot. Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use such as Prime Music, Spotify and Google Calendar. Set up your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Tado and more. See which books are available to listen to from your Audible library. 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.