What is Amazon Echo?
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo 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 immersive sound.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.
* Plays all your music from Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
* Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
* Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
* Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
* Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
* Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other connected devices
* Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills--over 95 added since launch