Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more. Plus, with the built-in hub you can directly set up and control compatible smart home devices.
Alexa can control smart lights, thermostats, switches, door locks and more. Directly set up compatible devices from Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Hive and others without the need for a separate hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices.
Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify (coming soon); Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.
With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo Plus hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control compatible smart devices, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.
What CNET Expert Say about New Amazon Echo Plus
It looks just like the original Amazon Echo, but the new $150 Echo Plus promises better sound quality and built-in Zigbee smarts.
Thoughts of The Verge about New Amazon Echo Plus
Amazon just announced a new Echo Plus speaker, in addition to a second-generation Echo and Echo Connect speaker phone. The Echo Plus doubles as a smart home hub, one that connects to various wireless protocols to set up and control connected home gadgets and appliances.
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