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Amazon Echo, 2nd Gen - Sandstone Fabric
What is Echo Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more-instantly. All you have to do is ask.
Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo responds instantly.
Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the coffee maker on your way to the kitchen, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie — all without lifting a finger.
Ask Alexa to turn on the TV, turn up the volume, change the channel, or play your favorite movie. Echo can control your Fire TV and select devices from Sony, Dish, and Logitech.
Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed.
Echo works with lights, locks, switches, thermostats and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink.
You can talk to almost anyone - no tapping or searching required. Use Drop In to instantly connect to another compatible Echo at home or send an announcement across Echo devices, like calling the family for dinner or reminding the kids to go to bed.
Plus, now with Skype calling stay in touch with friends and family in over 150 countries.
Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa app.
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.
With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, instantly connect with compatible Echo devices in your home.
Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation.
The 2nd generation Echo 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, simply say the wake word, "Alexa," and Echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request instantly.
Echo has tens of thousands of skills and counting.
Skills add even more capabilities, such as ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, controlling your TV with Dish and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.
New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa app.
Alexa is always getting smarter - the more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
Customize your Echo for any room with Echo Shell, available in a range of fabrics and finishes.