Amazon has introduced a new member to Echo smart home devices family, Echo Spot, which looks like a healthy mix of Echo Show and Echo Dot devices. Powered by Alexa, the small device with a circular screen can show you news, weather, camera feeds and much more, helping you stay connected.
The Echo Spot is also equipped with a front-facing camera, which enables users to stay connected via video calls. Alexa makes the connectivity even easier as it works in-sync with your voice commands — tell it to call someone via voice or video channels or ask it to send a message.
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Echo Spot is available for pre-order on Amazon for $129.99 and will begin shipping on December 19, 2017.
Echo Spot retails at $129.99
“Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot, the display ofEcho Show, and the features you love about Alexa into an all-new, stylish and compact device,” said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa.
“See the weather, watch video news briefings, glance at your alarm clock, check on your kids, and more—we think customers will find lots of places for Echo Spot in their homes.”
Built-in Speakers, Bluetooth and Audio-out
The Alexa Spot features a built-in 2W speaker which can be used during video/voice calls as well as to tune in to your favorite music tracks.
In addition to that, the device can be connected to external speakers via Bluetooth or the 3.5mm audio output.
Voice Controlled Powered by Alexa
Users can use their voice to control the Echo Spot, just like other Echo devices equipped with Alexa. Use your voice to control Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.
Echo Spot also supports the multi-room feature that helps play a single track throughout all the Echo devices in your house.
The latest addition to the Echo family also integrates with smart home devices and lets you control smart lights, live camera feed, temperature, door locks and more either in real-time or according to a custom-set schedule.
Echo Spot is already available for pre-orders and will start shipping on December 19 in the US. The device will be available in UK and Germany starting early next year.