Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation)
Voice-activated virtual assistant and Wi-Fi®-enabled speaker (Grey)
From Amazon: Echo Plus 2nd Generation
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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Gray - compatible with a growing number of products and services
Our take on the Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
“Alexa, play my cool jazz mix”
The latest generation of the Amazon Echo Plus has been redesigned to deliver clean, clear sound with full bass. Premium down-firing speakers with Dolby® processing create a rich, 360° soundfield. Use Amazon Alexa voice commands to play music from your favorite online services, or stream directly from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. Voice commands can also call up a favorite playlist, adjust volume, and more.
Hands-free control for your home
You can use to the Echo Plus to control a variety of smart lights, switches, and thermostats from companies like Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and more. It also has a built-in thermostat so you can monitor indoor conditions remotely.
The Alexa virtual assistant app can answer questions, read audiobooks to you, give you sports scores, find recipes and much more. All are activated by your voice.
The Alexa service continually adds new features and products it's compatible with. Amazon calls these features "skills," which can be downloaded from their website.
Echo Plus and sound
You can use voice commands to adjust the EQ of your Echo Plus. And you can even pair two of these speakers for rich, stereo sound.
The speaker has a 3.5mm stereo minijack you can configure for either input or output. So you can use the Echo Plus as a speaker for your portable player, or as a music source for your headphones.
The Echo Plus can also give you voice control over compatible speakers and components. Use the Echo Plus together with a Sonos Play:1, for example, and you have voice command for your entire Sonos wireless system. There are also Alexa-compatible home theater receivers and powered speakers you can use with the Echo Plus.
- connects to your home Wi-Fi network
- built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
- array of built-in far-field microphones to pick up voice commands
- hands-free control of popular music streaming services and smart home devices
- built-in Zigbee smart home hub for controlling Zigbee-compatible devices
- built-in temperature sensor
- microphone mute button lets you choose when Alexa is listening
- top-mounted volume control buttons
- built-in Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android™, and iOS® devices
- dual downward-firing speakers with Dolby® processing:
- 3" woofer with bass reflex port and 3/4" tweeter
- wirelessly pair 2 Echo Plus speakers for stereo sound
- top-mounted manual volume ring
- 3-15/16" diameter x 5-7/8" high
- weight: 37.5 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
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