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The Amazon Echo is the epitome of voice-activated home automation devices. Whether you need it to be your own personal assistant, provide you with news and entertainment or control other smart devices in your home, the Amazon Echo does it with ease. Echo is ready for use right out of the box with no additional fees or accessories. Simply plug it in and connect to your existing home WiFi network and say the activation word “Alexa” to have Echo come to life.
The Amazon Echo is always on call and ready to assist. For example, you may ask general questions, get sports scores or receive up to date weather conditions. It will also play music from your favorite music apps at your request and listen to its perfectly tuned, room-filling sound. The capabilities are virtually unlimited and the more you use Echo, the smarter it will get.
Alexa is the brains behind the Amazon Echo. It is constantly evolving and becoming smarter as you use it. It adapts to your speech patterns and preferences and will automatically update as new features become available. The 7 built-in microphones with noise cancellation will hear you across the room, even if it’s playing music.
Amazon Echo is perfectly tuned for room filling audio. The 2.5” woofer and 2” tweeter along with its omni-directional 360° design will fill your room with clear dialogue or your favorite music from apps like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Amazon Prime Music and more.
With the Alexa Companion app, you can control the Amazon Echo even when you’re not home. You can set timers, add to a shopping list, turn on a light and more all from your smart phone.
Enjoy all the benefits of your existing Amazon Prime membership when you connect to the Echo. You can access and play millions of songs available for free with your Amazon Prime Music membership. You can also add previously purchased items from Prime to a shopping list and have Echo purchase these items with a simple command.
Just say "Alexa" and be connected to:
Speaker 1: Introducing Amazon Echo.
Alexa: Hi there.
Speaker 1: And some of Echo's first customers. Echo is a device designed around your voice. Simply say Alexa, and ask a question or give a command.
Speaker 3: Alexa, how many tablespoons are in 3/4 cup?
Alexa: 3/4 cups is 12 tablespoons.
Speaker 1: Echo is connected to Alexa, a cloud based voice service, so it can help out with all sorts of useful information right when you need it.
Speaker 4: To me it's bringing technology from Iron Man, Tony Stark's house into your own.
Speaker 1: Echo can hear you from anywhere in the room. So it's always ready to help.
Speaker 5: I can have the water running, I can be cooking, the TV can be on in the back room, and she still can hear me.
Speaker 1: It can create shopping lists ...
Speaker 3: Alexa, add waffles to my shopping list.
Speaker 1: ... provide news ...
Alexa: From NPR news in Washington.
Speaker 1: ... control lights ...
Jose: Alexa, turn on the lights.
Speaker 7: We use it to set timers. We use that feature all the time. And that's one that's specifically helpful I think, uniquely to blind people.
Speaker 1: ... calendars ...
Alexa: Today at 1:00 p.m. there's lunch with Madeline.
Speaker 1: ... and much more.
Jose: Alexa, how's traffic?
Alexa: For Jose's commute, the fastest route takes about 18 minutes.
Speaker 1: You can even re-order from your Amazon shopping history by simply asking Alexa.
Speaker 8: The Prime re-ordering is when you can ask Alexa to order something that you've already ordered through your Prime account.
Speaker 1: Stream music from Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Prime Music.
Speaker 8: We use music a lot.
Speaker 1: And listen to your favorite audio books from Audible.
Speaker 9: In the years since I'd first started reading Artie's [Missus 00:01:36] ...
Speaker 1: With its advanced audio design, Echo fills any room with immersive sound. And she's kind of funny.
Speaker 10: Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa: Why did the bubblegum cross the road? Because it was stuck to the chicken's foot.
Speaker 1: The Echo app is useful for keeping track of to-do lists and other info on your device.
Speaker 11: What's great is that, for example, if I want to read exactly what's on my to-do list that I added through the Echo, I can also access it even if I'm not at home.
Speaker 1: Echo is always learning new skills.
Speaker 12: We actually discovered that we can teach Alexa to learn my accent. Alexa, add Nescafe on my shopping list.
Alexa: I have added Nescafe to your shopping list.
Speaker 1: ... and becoming part of the family.
Speaker 13: Alexa. What's the chance of rain?
Alexa: There's an 80% chance of rain.
Speaker 13: The Echo is a tool that we use to keep our household functioning.
Speaker 14: Check boot! And both.
Speaker 13: Ready to go?
Speaker 14: Yeah.
Speaker 13: Alexa. Goodbye.
Speaker 14: Goodbye!