Alexa-enabled products work with devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more, that you can control using your voice. Ask Alexa to switch on a lamp, turn on the fan, dim the lights, or increase the temperature. Some products work directly with Alexa and other smart home ecosystems require a compatible hub.
The Echo is the black cylinder that started it all—a Bluetooth speaker equipped with far-field, always-on microphones and internet-connected smarts. The device can control smart home products, play music from your phone, Amazon Prime, and Spotify, and even order products off Amazon just by listening to your voice.
With hundreds of Alexa Skills you can customize the virtual assistant to your liking.
AMAZON ECO DOT
Take the Echo, slice off the top, and you’ve got the Echo Dot. The Dot ditches the high-quality built-in speaker to cut down on cost, while still giving you all of Alexa’s smarts. A smaller built-in speaker does let you talk to Alexa, but it’s not good enough for streaming music. Instead, you can connect the Dot to speakers you already own via Bluetooth or an audio out jack.