The all new Echo Spot was released last month by Amazon. This is the newest arrival in the Echo series designed to be the perfect addition to your smart home. Its stylish and compact design make it suitable for any home.
What is the Echo Spot?
The Echo Spot is a multi-purpose device that lets you control your smart home priced at $129.99. It brings together all the things you love about Alexa into a single but new device. You can use this device to ask for a weather update or forecast. You will automatically be shown the latest weather update or weather news briefing. You can also use it to access Amazon Music to listen to music and see lyrics. Or, browse Audible audio books and see your calendar.
There are a collection of Spot faces you can choose from in order to personalize this device. You can even search photos from Prime Photos in order to choose your ideal background. The Echo Spot is a strong competitor to Google Home, another popular device for building a smart home.
To learn more about what Echo Spot can offer, here is a breakdown of the technical details:
- Physical dimensions: 4.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 inches
- Weight: 14.8 ounces
- Front features: Front-facing camera
- Back features: Volume control, camera button, on/off button, power port, and audio output
- Dual-band WiFi support but no peer-to-peer network connection
- Built-in speaker
- Power adapter and cable with quick start guide
- 1-year limited warranty and service
The design of the new Echo Spot is one of the biggest changes to the series. It has undergone a major design makeover to become an essential piece of your smart home.
Echo Spot is a small and half-circle device. It is available in two color options: black and white. It’s unclear for now if there will be more color options available. These two classic color options enable the device to blend in easily with most home settings. The circular design for Echo Spot was intentional, according to Amazon reps. It does not serve a practical purpose but was rather picked for its aesthetic value.
Ideal for Any Room
Due to the compact design, the Echo Spot would be a great fit for any room in the house. You can even place it on your nightstand. The viewing angle makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite videos and clips through this device. You can also place it on your desk as a smart alarm clock. It can act as a personal assistant to remind you about your tasks and to-do list for the day. Or, it’s a great addition to the kitchen for recipes, cooking videos, etc.
The Echo Spot also comes with a 3.5 mm stereo cable that can be connected to a speaker. Aside from the cable, you can connect it to speakers via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. It is important to invest in compatible speakers and devices in order to maximize use.
The Echo Spot can be connected to an external speaker using an audio output cable or via Bluetooth. It provides you with more opportunities to enjoy your favorite music whenever you want it and however you like. The best part about using the Spot is you have hands-free control. You can even display song lyrics on the screen.
Connect to Amazon Music to enjoy album art and curated playlists. There’s also an option for a personalized alarm, where you wake up to your favorite music instead of a traditional alarm. Aside from Amazon Music, you can also connect the Echo Spot to other music streaming services such as Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, and more.
If you have invested a lot in your smart home, make the most of it using the Echo Spot. Set up a live feed and watch it on your device. This camera can be directed at the front door (for security reasons) or your child’s nursery. You can be in a different room in the house and monitor other rooms.
Since the Spot is powered by Alexa, you can enjoy even more capabilities with this device. Use it to order a takeout meal, request an Uber or Lyft, or track your fitness level. You can even control your TV and it’s hands-free. Using voice command, you can do so much more with the Alexa app through your Echo Spot.
Connect with Amazon Prime
You can maximize what you can do with Amazon Prime using the Echo Spot. Place your orders using only voice command and get access to weekly shopping deals. Use Alexa to set up the shipping. Once an order is placed, you can track the delivery via Alexa, too!
Whether you seek the convenience or need a more efficient way to do things around the house, the Echo Spot is a must. You can do the job of several other devices at home, which makes it a good investment. If you need help after purchase, HelloTech offers smart home device setup.