Echo Plus is a hands–free speaker you control with your voice, with a built–in smart home hub. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more — just ask.
With the built–in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easier than ever. Just ask "Alexa, discover my devices", and Echo Plus will automatically discover and set up compatible smart lights and more without the need for additional hubs, apps or setup.
Use Echo Plus to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed or turn up the thermostat on a cold morning without lifting a finger. Group multiple actions together at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like securing your home by locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed.
You can control hundreds of devices including light bulbs, switches, thermostats and more from a variety of brands, including Hue, WeMo, Nest, Hive, Samsung SmartThings and Netatmo.
With a 2.5" down–firing woofer and 0.8" tweeter, Echo Plus has crisp highs, deep bass and 360° audio to fill your room with music. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time–period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefings and more.
Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi–room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your Echo devices available for Amazon Music, Tune In and Spotify (coming soon); Bluetooth not supported. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the living room, or play the same song downstairs.
With Echo Plus, you can easily talk to anyone hands–free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App — no tapping or searching required. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with an Echo device or the Alexa App.
With a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.8” tweeter powered by Dolby, Echo Plus has crisp highs, deep bass, and 360° audio to fill your room with music. Play from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your compatible Echo devices. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the office, soundtracks in the family room, or play the same song across your whole house.
Hands-free calling and messaging
With Echo Plus, you can talk to anyone hands-free—no tapping or searching required. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App. With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, instantly connect with compatible Echo devices in your home. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice.
Far-field voice recognition
Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. Echo Plus has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes. When you want to use Echo Plus, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Echo Plus lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request instantly.
Alexa has skills
Echo Plus uses tens of thousands of skills and counting. Ask about your daily commute, control your Sony smart TV, play Jeopardy, check your account balance with American Express, and more. To enable a new skill, just ask Alexa. New skills are being added all the time.