Amazon echoes dot is one of the greatest innovations in the recent times. It has found its way into millions of homes around the world. Echo comes in three different formats: the echo tap, the echo dot, and the echo plus. Echo dot is the smallest and cheapest of the three.
What then is Amazon Echo Dot?
Amazon Echo Dot is a small home hub speaker that connects to supported smart devices and supports Amazon’s virtual assistant known as Alexa. It is a compact device produced by Amazon which can detect your voice from across the other side of the room even with noise in the room. Equipped with an improved microphone quality. Its always listening for its wake word which is usually ‘Alexa’ by default but can be changed through settings to echo, or computer or any other word. This amazing device brings about voice-controlled home.
Amazon Echo Dot is about 1.5 inches tall and has a very small built-in speaker and microphone array. Its small size enables it to be accommodated under a TV or bookshelf with much ease. On the top are four buttons, two for volume, one for muting the microphone and one for actions. Anytime the Alexa is listening or speaking, there is a ring of blue light around the top of the Echo Dot which moves around when a request is being processed and remains off when nothing is happening.
How to Set Up Your Amazon Echo Dot
You are required to create an Amazon account if you don’t have one in order to do the setup. Amazon Echo Dot is simple to set up within a few minutes. You start by connecting it to your Smartphone and then downloading the Alexa App. Sign in to your Amazon account and get started. Management of all your connected devices and services can be done from the Alexa app. Plug in the dot to power it and then connect it to your Wi-Fi network inside the Alexa app. Once done, say ‘Alexa’ to start talking
What Functions Can Echo Dot Perform?
Functions which Alexa can do with its Echo Dot connected to it are many. A lot of people use it to:
- Make calls to contacts
- Play games
- Set timers and alarms
- Play radio stations
- Stream music
- Ask web-based questions
- Control smart home devices with your voice
Amazing! Isn’t it? All you have to do is get Alexa and Echo Dot, connect them, relax at home and then send Alexa on little errands.