Start or expand your Amazon Alexa ecosystem with the 3rd-generation charcoal Amazon Echo. Equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and a microphone array, the 3rd-generation Echo connects to your home’s wireless network and allows you to intuitively play music, check the weather and traffic reports, hear sports scores, and more. Using voice control technology powered by Amazon Alexa, the built-in microphones allow the Echo to respond to your voice from any direction in the room, even while music is playing. Bluetooth is also onboard, enabling the Echo to wirelessly pair and play audio from a variety of audio sources, such as smartphones and tablets.
The 3rd-generation Echo stands 5.8″ tall with a 3.9″ diameter and incorporates a 3″ woofer and 0.8″ tweeter to produce full-range sound. The 1/8″ audio jack can be used as either an input or an output, and is switchable via the Alexa app.
Wi-Fi connectivity does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported. Certain Alexa- and location-based features will have limited functionality outside the US. Support for certain services may change or be removed at any time; please see the manufacturer’s website for more information.
Versatile Music Streaming
Use your voice to play a song, artist, or genre through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your home with music. You can also listen to Audible, podcasts, radio stations, or pair with the Fire TV to voice control movies and entertainment.
Use your voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. You can also check the news, weather, or traffic, ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or information.
Smart Home Control
Connect and manage your compatible smart home devices with the built-in hub. Just power on your device and say, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Alexa will automatically detect and set them up so you can control lights, plugs, and more with your voice. This works with dozens of Zigbee-enabled products and every Works with Alexa device. You can also enable Alexa Guard to get Smart Alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking.
Keep Your Family in Sync
Use your Alexa devices like an intercom and talk to any room in the house with Drop In and Announcements. Let everyone know that dinner is ready, or remind the kids that it’s bedtime. You can also make hands-free calls to almost any phone number in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK to stay in touch with friends and family.
With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa’s capabilities are always expanding. Skills are like apps and help you do more, like play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge.
Alexa for Kids
Make the Echo kid-friendly by enabling Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app. It can automatically filter explicit songs, add approved contacts, set time limits, or review activity with parental controls in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
Designed to Protect Your Privacy
The Echo has a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones. You also have control over your voice recordings, allowing you to view, hear, or delete them at any time. Additional privacy features include wake word technology and streaming indicators.
Engineered for Easy Setup and Use
After plugging in the Echo, connect to the internet with the Alexa app on your mobile device, then ask Alexa for music, weather, news, and more.
The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include a variety of features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech.
Pair with a second 3rd-generation Echo or 2nd-generation Echo Plus for stereo sound
1/8″ analog audio jack switchable between input and output via the Alexa app