Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and all the time on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even even as 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 must do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You’ll pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.
Far-field voice recognition
Always be heard
Tucked under Echo’s light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even even as it’s playing music.
Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where we leverage the Alexa Voice Service to recognize and respond to your request.
Always getting smarter
Alexa—the brain in the back of Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is all the time getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is all the time connected, updates are delivered automatically.
…and adding new skills
We are all the time adding new capabilities to Echo. Recently, we’ve added streaming music from Pandora, audiobooks from Audible, Google Calendar access, live sports scores and schedules, traffic reports, Amazon.com re-ordering, Keep watch over of connected devices with WeMo and Philips Hue, and more.
Advanced audio design
360° immersive sound
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 the room with immersive sound.
…for your entire music
Echo provides hands-free voice Keep watch over for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so You’ll stream other popular music services like Spotify and iTunes from your phone or tablet.
Don’t lift a finger
Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater even as reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger…or even raising your voice.
…to Keep watch over your home
Echo works with devices such as lights and switches from Wink, Belkin WeMo, and Philips Hue. Starter kits are available for easy setup.
Amazon Echo App
Echo doesn’t stop working when you’re away from home. With the free companion app on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, You’ll easily manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more.
Connect to your home network with a simple setup, guided by the free companion app on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers.
Echo is all the time ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:
NEW—Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Plus, Echo supports Whispersync for Voice to continue right where you left off.
NEW—Calendars: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what’s on your Google calendar.
NEW—Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history.
NEW—Connected home: Keep watch over compatible Wink, WeMo, and Philips Hue devices with your voice.
NEW—Traffic: Hear go back and forth time and the fastest route to your destination.
NEW—Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, and more.
NEW—Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora’s library of over 1 million tracks.
Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
News, weather, and information: Hear up to the moment weather and news from various sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists.
More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.
Information, music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more–instantly
Controlled by your voice for hands-free convenience
Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
Connected to the cloud so it’s all the time getting smarter
360º omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound
Compatible with select Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, and Wink connected devices to Keep watch over lights and switches with your voice
Plays music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more