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Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled assistant that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo. Dot has a small built-in speaker and can also connect to your speakers over Bluetooth or with the included audio cable.
Amazon Echo Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more. Amazon Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing.
When you want to use Amazon Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, you can set a different wake word for each – you can pick “Amazon”, “Alexa” or “Echo” as the wake word.
Alexa, the brain behind Echo Dot, is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo Dot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
Amazon Echo Dot also controls smart home devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, and Wink.
Skills add even more capabilities to Amazon Echo Dot like ordering a pizza from Domino’s, requesting a ride from Uber, opening your garage with Garageio, and more. Enabling skills lets your Echo Dot do even more – simply discover and enable the skills you want to use in the Alexa App.
New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about skills in the Alexa App.