Set up your smart home in minutes: Echo Plus has a built-in hub that seamlessly connects and controls compatible smart devices such as light bulbs, door locks, switches, and plugs. Setting up new smart home devices with Alexa is easy. Just say “Alexa, discover my devices”, and Echo Plus will discover and set up compatible smart home devices. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, or turn on the coffee maker without lifting a finger. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, for example locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. Simple setup works with a variety of Zigbee lights, locks, and plugs from leading brands, such as Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset and more.
Control hundreds of other devices: Like other Echo devices, Echo Plus can connect to other Wi-Fi and Bluetooth smart home devices with the Alexa app. Control lights, outlets, TVs, thermostats and more from WeMo, TP Link, Sony, Insteon, ecobee and others.
Voice control your music: With a 2.5″ down-firing woofer and 0.8″ tweeter powered by Dolby, Echo Plus has crisp highs, deep bass, and 360° audio to fill your room with music. Play from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and more. You can also listen to Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs and more. Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your compatible Echo devices. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the office, soundtracks in the family room, or play the same song across your whole house.
Hands-free calling and messaging: With Echo Plus, you can instantly talk to anyone hands-free – no tapping or searching is required. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep – without having to raise your voice. With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, instantly connect with compatible Echo devices in your home.
Far-field voice recognition: Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. Echo Plus has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction – even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes. When you want to use Echo Plus, simply say the wake word “Alexa”, and Echo Plus lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request instantly.
Echo Plus has skills: Echo Plus has tens of thousands of skills and counting. Ask about your daily commute, control your Sony smart TV, play Jeopardy!, check your account balance with American Express and more. To enable a new skill, just ask Alexa. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the skills available in the Alexa App.
Always getting smarter: Alexa is always getting smarter – the more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Just recently Alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music, and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers have been added.