What is Echo Plus?

Echo Plus is a speaker with AI that you interact with using your voice. You can ask questions, control smart home appliances, get news updates and play music - plus loads more just by asking questions. The answers come instantly, and it's completely hands-free. 

Echo Plus offers 360-degree sound output and picks up your voice with clarity wherever you are in the room. Amazon Echo is powered by an artificially intelligent brain called Alexa, which is based in the cloud with machine learning capabilities. Echo Plus gets to know your likes and dislikes and becomes more in-tune with your lifestyle the more you use it. New features are being added all the time, and Echo is a great way to start your smart home setup, or to make use of your existing smart home appliances.

Get your smart home set up 

Echo Plus has a built-in smart home hub, so you can connect a variety of smart devices, and control them with your voice. To connect smart devices to Echo Plus, ask Alexa to "discover my devices". All compatible appliances will be simultaneously connected, so you can check the washing machine, turn off the tumble dryer and dim the lights for movie night - all from the comfort of your sofa.

Hundreds of devices to sync with

Echo Plus works with hundreds of different devices - from smart locks and TVs, to thermostats and remotes. You can choose from a variety of manufacturers, such as Amazon's Fire TV, WeMo, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink.

Want music? Just ask

Echo Plus delivers crisp, clear audio and responds to all sorts of music requests. You can choose playlists and specific songs, or let Alexa choose for you based on genre. For example, say "Alexa, play some classical music" and Alexa will automatically select a playlist from your preferred music player, including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. You can also enjoy your favourite podcasts, radio shows, audiobooks, news updates, and more. And now with multi-room music, you can play the same song across multiple compatible speakers, and listen to different songs in different rooms of your house.

Hands-free calls and messages

The built-in microphone and speakers let you make calls and send messages directly from Echo Plus - completely hands-free. What’s more, the person receiving the call or message will see your number like it's from your phone, so long as they have a compatible Echo device or the Alexa App. You can also use Drop In to send messages through compatible devices, whether it's telling your family it's breakfast time or telling the kids to go to bed - all with a simple request to Alexa.

Advanced voice recognition

Echo Plus has seven microphones to effectively hear your voice wherever you are in the room, even if music is playing, thanks to noise-cancellation and beamforming technology. Simpy say "Alexa" and Echo Plus will respond.

Echo skills

Order food from Just Eat or Dominos. Hear the latest travel information from National Rail. Or track your workouts with FitBit. With Alexa, there are thousands of Skills to make your life easier, and new Skills are being added every month. You can find a complete breakdown of Alexa's skills in the Alexa App.

Machine learning

Alexa is Amazon's AI brain that powers all the functions on the Echo Plus. Alexa is based in the cloud, so you get updates as soon as they roll out, making Alexa smarter all the time. Alexa also learns about you - your tastes, dislikes, how you talk and common requests. Recent updates include calling and messaging, multi-room music plus thousands of other Skills from third-party developers, which you can find in the Alexa App.

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Overview Add Alexa to any room. Room filling sound with six fabrics or finishes The simple way to start your smart home Stylish and compact Echo with a screen Optimised for visuals and room filling sound
Speaker size 0.6" speaker 2.5" woofer and 0.6" tweeter 2.5" woofer and 0.8" tweeter 1.4" speaker Dual 2.0" speakers
Screen size       2.5" screen 7.0" screen
Dual speakers with room-filling sound, powered by Dolby    
Play video from Amazon video and more      
Built-in hub for simple setup of compatible smart home devices.        
Streaming Wi-Fi music (including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and more)
Line-out with 3.5 mm cable or Bluetooth Bluetooth only
Free audio calls to US, Mexico and Canada
Control smart home devices
 

Technical details

Size

9.25" x 3.3" x 3.3"
(187mm x 187mm x 90mm)

Weight

33.6 oz. (954 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

Audio

2.5" woofer and 20mm tweeter.

Alexa app

The Alexa app is compatible with Fire OS, Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser.

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.

Wi-Fi connectivity

Dual-Band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) and Zigbee certified networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi neetworks.

Warranty and service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year and 3-year extended warranty available for US customers sold separately. Use of Echo is subject to the terms.

Included in the box

Echo Plus, power adapter/cable (6ft). Things to Try card and quick start guide.