We got this & the show for at home. Wonderful bit of kit (kids keep calling eachother on video from different rooms)only drawback with using spotify is that you need more than 1 (premium) account assigned otherwise if you are listening to the spot and move to another room and have the show, if you change song etc, it stops in with the spot (i. You can listen to the same music but not different). You need to add skills as it needs these for the extra functionality.
This piece of tech is brilliant, i already own a echo plus so they compliment each other. If i need some music i call the echo+ with the wake word ‘alexa’ play some music or ask for a specific artist. The quality of the sound is quite remarkable, just a very fine hiss at the higher mhz range, but it is very good. For the ‘spot’ i changed wake word to ‘echo’ then ask a question & the response is usually very good. The only minor niggle i have is that i would like to turn off the constant notifications. I don’t mind the weather, but i want the ‘clock’ to stay on the screen unless i ask for something else.
I have never experienced a more positive response from an 11 year old girl than when i bought my granddaughter this product. To say she loves it is the understatement of the year. It is more than helpful, it is a companion and truly interacts during the day through to bedtime. 40 million songs during the day at volume 1 – 10 by voice request and a reassuring response to “night, night” at bedtime. Now if she could connect it to her segway.
This is a great little device that’s badly let down by options. So far as i can see, you can’t turn off it displaying “try this”. This is a very functional display device, but i’m not interested in their (imho) boring suggestions that also will probably make me opt out of amazon’s similarly trite email newsletter. This is really quite annoying.
- This is the future, everyone can use it in their lives.
- Clock of the future
- It is a very good clock ideal for for an alarm clock the only
Amazon Echo Spot, Smart speaker and screen with Alexa – Black
- Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics (UK only), weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free. Just ask.
- Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, set music alarms, control your smart home, and more.
- Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and see lyrics (UK only) with Amazon Music. Also, stream music and books from Spotify, TuneIn and Audible.
- Use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm stereo cable. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
- Control your compatible smart home devices. Ask Alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. Plus, control your thermostats, plugs and more.
- Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
- With thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to track your fitness goals, order a pizza, get train times and more.
This is a nice tidy device, which i have on my bedside table. The thing i like about it is if you don’t have to keep the clock face lit at night you simply tell alexa to turn this screen off and it’s done instantly. I mainly use it for alarms, and finding out what the weather is going to be like the next day. I know there are numerous uses and questions that can be asked from alexa, i just haven’t got round to it yet. I would definitely recommend that people buy it, would be an ideal addition for your automated home.
So, you won’t regret getting one. You’ll get used to having a bedside assistant (that’s what it is, anywhere else you’re going to want a full size echo) that you can talk to in no time at all. Setting alarms, picking radio stations, sleep timers and snoozing all become second nature in days. Sound quality is great for the size of device. Quite a number of ‘buts’ in this iteration though. A number of reviews mention this and i can confirm it – the voice recognition is definitely inferior to its bigger relatives. It has improved very slightly with length of ownership, but many things flummox it and it isn’t keen on you being too far away. By comparison, my full-size echo understands pretty much everything, pretty much every time, and at substantial distance. The biggest flaw for my particular use cases though, is the poor audible integration. As a heavy apple user, i am used to good sync and hand-off of my content.
It is a very good clock ideal for for an alarm clock the only problem is that to be able to play your own music you need to have an amazon prime account which i wish made more clearly on product details but i still like it and do not regret buying it.
I love this little gadget :dit looks solid and so well made. Never looks out of place and sits nice next to my bed. The screen is really clear, as is the sound quality. Pretty much the best beside clockmoney can buy :d.
I now have 6 echo devices, of which 2 are echo spots. Great alarm clocks as i can set whatever i want the alarm to be. I can ask the weather, turns lights on and off and control the heating without having to get up.
I am impressed by the build quality and general capabilities. The sound qualities are good , (excellent when enhanced via good headphones or speakers). The alexa voice is listenable , but boring after a while. Better to have some variety , perhaps using more than one voice (in shifts?) if this were possible. Listening to alexa reading from kindle is quite exhausting – too fast and robotic, pauses for (simulated) breathing are required. The existing skill range only touches on the future potential, but for enhanced access to music and video very encouraging. For me, the main flaw seems to be the delayed?. Arrival of voice identification in the uk version – for now, this negates secure general use of the device.