By: Matt Hickey With the new Amazon Echo Dot now in stores, Amazon has introduced its newest Alexa-compatible Echo Dot smart speaker, which has a “Blink” camera and is powered by an Amazon Echo Plus remote.
While you can use it as a standalone Echo Dot, the Echo Dot can be paired with the Alexa-connected Echo Dot or an Echo Dot Plus and other Alexa-capable smart speakers.
Alexa-controlled smart speakers, such as Amazon’s Echo Dot , have always had the advantage of being able to speak to their owners via a speaker-equipped remote.
But with the Echo Dots new addition, owners can now also use Alexa-driven smart speakers to play music on Alexa’s Alexa-equipped Echo Dot.
That means you can stream music to your Echo Dot from your phone, or use it to play games on your Alexa-based smart speaker or even send music via Bluetooth.
Amazon has also included a few additional Alexa-controlable smart speaker models in the Echo Series that can play music through Alexa, such a the “Blinky” Echo Dot speaker, the “Fantastical” Echo Dyson Echo Dot and the “Lumina” Echo.
There are also several smart speaker Amazon has already released that have Alexa-led voice control.
The Echo Dot comes with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Remote, which you can also use to control music playback from the Echo Spot, a separate Echo Dot accessory that Amazon has announced will be available for $149.99 in the US.
There’s also a new Echo Dot that comes with a built-in speaker that you can attach to the front of the Echo dot, allowing you to play your own music through the Dot.
The Echo Dot is available in three colors, silver, black and blue, and comes in black or white.
The new Echo Dores color has a different pattern, a “blink” that lights up when it detects a new notification, similar to the way you might see on an LED light.
There is also a small “Dot” logo on the back of the Dot that matches the Dot’s design.
The new Echo dot comes with four USB ports, two for charging, and one USB-C port.
You’ll also find a microphone, speaker, and speaker cable.
The Amazon Echo Spot is a smart speaker with a pair of microphones, speaker and a Bluetooth speaker.
Amazon also includes a Bluetooth headset with the Dot, and Amazon has released a new Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Mini that can also play music via Alexa.
The Dot also comes with the Amazon Echo Hub, an Amazon Alexa speaker and microphone that can be used to play and control music from any connected device, such an Echo Stick or Echo Dot Pro.
The Alexa Dot and Echo Spot have Alexa support.