We are halfway through the first month of 2018 and Amazon have already announced a new Echo device. The Echo Spot brings you all the same stuff you love in a super small all-new stylish and compact design with a 2.5″ screen. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set a music alarm (Amazon Music, Spotify & TuneIn supported), see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more.
“Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things.”
The easiest way to describe the Echo Dot is that it is a sleeker, more compact and stylish redesign of the Echo Show minus the dual speakers with room-filling sound, powered by Dolby. Lacking the powerful speakers really isn’t an issue as the Echo Spot can connect directly to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or Bluetooth.
The Echo Dot is compact in size and its viewing angle of the screen makes the Echo Spot ideal for use on a bedside table or desk as a smart alarm clock that can also turn your lights on and off, show your commute time, get the weather or show your calendar. You can use Spot in the kitchen to easily set and see timers, call friends and family, see shopping and to-do lists, and more.
The Echo Spot allows you to both view and hear the news, just ask Alexa for your video flash briefing from the BBC, The Telegraph, and more. Just ask. The Echo Spot can also help keep you organised at home. Start a timer in the kitchen and watch as it counts down, or easily see and manage your family’s calendar. Sign in to the Alexa App to take your to-do and shopping lists with you. Just add an item to the list from home, and whoever is out shopping will see it added instantly on their Alexa App.
Echo Spot provides hands-free voice control for your music. Watch as the display comes alive to show song lyrics, curated playlists and album art with Amazon Music. Listen to 40 million songs with Amazon Music Unlimited.
Echo Spot also connects to Spotify and TuneIn, giving you voice control for all of your music. Echo Spot is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services such as Apple Music from your phone or tablet.
Make hands-free voice calls to anyone who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App, or video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App. When you’re busy making dinner, just ask Alexa to place a call from your Echo Spot. You can also enable the Drop In feature for when you want to connect quickly with other Echo devices in your home or closest family and friends. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby’s room, or check in with a close relative. Learn more
With the Alexa App, conversations and contacts go where you go. When you’re away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family’s Echo. Alexa calling and messaging is free—to get started, download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smartphone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number.
Simple to Set Up & Use
Use the Alexa App to connect music services you already use such as Spotify. Link your calendar from Gmail, G Suite, iCloud, Outlook.com or Office365. Set up your compatible smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, WeMo, SmartThings, Ring, Arlo, Nest and more. Control your timers and set reminders, and much more. Alexa App is available for iOS, Android and Fire devices.