A CDE Definition
A device from Amazon.com that combines a wireless speaker, music streamer and Alexa virtual assistant in one unit. Introduced in 2015, the Echo speaker connects to a music source via Bluetooth and also streams music from the user's local music collection, Amazon's libraries, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. The second-generation Echo Plus adds a built-in hub for smart home devices such as lights and door locks. Several Alexa-based products were subsequently introduced (see below).
"Alexa - What's the Capital of Maine?"
Always connected via Wi-Fi, when any of the Echo's seven microphones hears the word "Alexa" from across the room, it "wakes up," emits an audible signal and waits for a verbal question.
The Echo App
Available for desktop and mobile devices, the Echo app guides the user through device setup and logs all questions and answers. The app also manages a to-do list, timer, alarms and music sources, and it can be used to ask a question. See Alexa Voice Service, virtual assistant, Bluetooth speaker and Amazon Dash.
Echo Virtual Assistant for the Home
Echo Dot - 2016
Amazon Tap - 2016
Echo Spot - 2017
Echo Show - 2017
Echo Look - 2017 - How Do I Look?
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