Last Updated on January 18, 2018 by Top & Best Reviews
What is Echo Dot? Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices like lights, switches, thermostats and more. With compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Ecobee and many others. It also can make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from audible, control Amazon video on Fire TV and many more.
Echo dot is an intelligent cylinder-shaped speaker connected to the mains. 23.5 cm high, it has a powerful speaker and seven built-in microphones. the speaker offers good bass for optimal sound broadcast 360°. i.e. throughout the room. you will easily be overwhelmed by the music comfortably seated on your sofa.
Once activated and configured, the Echo will become the dashboard of your connected objects and you can access it like any other Wi-Fi hotspot. Just use the Alexa application to communicate your Wi-Fi details. In the second step of the configuration process, you choose the Wi-Fi hotspot connection mode of the speakers. if includes a built-in speaker so I can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom and assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer.
You can use its built-in Speaker, an external speaker via Bluetooth or its 3.5mm jack. This can be changed easily later. Just dictate your commands, for example; “Light the living room lamp” or “play Jazz”. Immediately, the Echo will execute the requested command. The seven pickups will allow you to be heard from any corner and interact with the device as soon as you pronounce the magic word. Not “Sesame Opens” but simply “Alexa”. Alexa is always ready for your command. Out of the box, it’s just “Alexa” but you can change the echoing word you prefer.
With a range of microphones, built-in speakers and the ability to connect to Bluetooth speakers, you can talk to Alexa from near or far for more than 5 meters without necessarily screaming, and you can perform a surprising set of tasks. Even though the Amazon Echo is playing music, you can still say “Alexa” and ask a question or give a commend.
Even if there is music Amazon echo will here you because it hears all and all time. indeed, her pickups never go out. as Amazon Echo always hears everything, it can anticipate your needs and desires. A considerable advantage over its direct competitors, Siri by Apple, Google Now or even Cortana by Microsoft. Echo dot also allows you to make instant purchases. Good news for compulsive buyers. And for the more avaricious, you can ask to have a confirmation code before validation your purchases or simply remove the instant purchase function. you will do less spontaneous purchases and your wallet will remain more gathered. Although this feature is currently only for Capital One Customers, smart wizard owners will be able to pay their bills and administer their bank accounts by chatting with Alexa. you have connected after all, why worry about your privacy? but do not panic, if you do not want the dispute that led you to divorce to be registered, just go to the settings and delete the files. it is always good to know, right?
Always getting smarter – Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills.
Do I need any Bluetooth speakers for my Echo Dot?
When asked if you need a full-size echo to work with the Dot, what’s up with the speaker? The removal of the large speaker is the immediately obvious change. However, it is less obvious that you can use the Dot without an external speaker.
The Echo Dot speaker isn’t fabulous, yet it’s practically identical to the nature of a PC speaker – which sounds somewhat tinny and you truly would prefer not to utilize it as your essential music speaker. The speaker is very helpful for things like getting criticism from Alexa, tuning in to news, getting you up toward the beginning of the day with a wake-up timer, et cetera.
Fortunately, there are two ways to enhance the sound of the Echo Dot, none of which is the owner of the Full-Size Echo: Bluetooth pairing and direct cable connection to your stereo. Unlike the echo, you can pair the Echo Dot with Bluetooth speakers. The full-size echo can be paired with Bluetooth-enabled devices, but not with other speakers, as Amazon believes the echo is more than enough speakers for this task. (And in fairness to Amazon, you’re right.) The Echo is a great little speaker with a rich sound.
On the other hand, you can easily pair any Bluetooth speaker with the Echo Dot. Combining it with a high-quality speaker like the Nyne Bass means wireless and rich sound, but why restrict yourself? The Echo Dot does not distinguish between Bluetooth audio outputs, so you can connect a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones with it, just as easy as speakers.
Far superior to Bluetooth matching as we would see it is the consideration of a standard 3.5mm stereo jack on the back of the Echo Dot (a component we would truly need for the huge resound).
Maybe you do not have a premium Bluetooth speaker lying around, but chances are you have a stereo system. Now you can connect your Echo Dot directly to any speaker or stereo with the included stereo cable.
One disadvantage, however, is that if your stereo is set to a different input – such as. B. Your TV instead of your Echo Dot – you will not hear any audio from the Echo Dot. Not even Alexa, who says “Okay” or reads the weather to you – everything will go into your stereo, which makes no sense, considering how to use the Dot. We wish Alexa’s voice would experience Dot’s worked in speakers when associated with a stereo, yet it doesn’t, so you’ll need to think about the ideal approach to interface them to your home.
How to reset your Amazon Echo Dot
You want to sell your Echo Dot or simply reset it to make it more efficient. Here too, a solution opens up for you:
- Press the Microphones off and Volume down buttons at the same time until the light ring turns orange than blue.
- Wait until the ring turns off and on again to enter configuration mode.
- Go to the Alexa app on your phone and connect to a Wi-Fi network. Save this network to your Amazon account.
The echo was already a fantastic and popular product. We predict that the Echo Dot will appeal to the Echo line and Alexa to the customers even more. Why: it is inexpensive, just as functional and offers even better audio playback capabilities than the original echo.