Amazon Echo Dot – How to Setup | Pros and Cons


Amazon is a well-known brand all over the world. They are involved in the buying and selling business. Other than just buying and selling products, they also make their own products and technology-related innovations.

Making smart technological and innovative products is something that they are known for. Amongst those smart products is the Amazon Echo. The amazon echo is a series of smart speakers that can be used for playing and listening to music and also performs other amazing features.

Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot

So, in this article, I will be talking about echo products. The Amazon Echo Dot. So I urge you to read along through this article to get the information you need.

Amazon Echo Dot

What is the Amazon Echo Dot?  What makes it different from other amazon echo products? That’s what will be talking about in this article. But before we get started, let’s talk about amazon echo products.

The amazon echo products are a series of smart speakers that were launched and released by Amazon on November 6, 2014. They are smart speakers in the sense that they have inbuilt functions that help us do small mini tasks.

One of the features that make it a smart speaker is the fact that it has amazon’s personal voice controller Assistant “Alexa” built on it. It is with this voice control that makes us control it and does what it does for us.

All you have to do is connect it to your Wi-Fi and you can start making use of it as it has no Ethernet port. The Amazon Echo product comes in different series. There is the Amazon Tap, Echo Flex, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Plus, and The Echo Dot.

With these many versions of the Amazon Echo, people find it hard to make a choice of which to get.  And that is why I will talk about the Echo Dot.

The Amazon Echo Dot was first released in March 2016 by amazon itself. There are a lot of features that set it apart from the other products.

One of such features is the shape that it comes in. It has a kind of hockey puck-sized shape. Due to its small size in nature, it is meant to be used in smaller rooms and to be able to connect to external speakers.

Because of its small design, it makes it very portable. Later that same year a second generation of the echo dot was released on 26th October 2016. This time around has better quality voice recognition, its price was a bit lower and comes in three colors: white, black, and grey.

Amazon released a third version of the echo dot popularly known as the Echo Dot (3rd generation) in September 2018. This time around it was made fabric material covering. In October 2019 the 4th generation of Echo Dot was released.

Amazon gave a promotion and 100% discount to its prime members on the Echo Dot products on August 18, 2017. This made some prime members get free Echo Dot products.

Echo Dot Setup

Setting up amazon is as easy as buying the Echo dot itself. It is very easy and simple to set up with Alexa. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

  • First, open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  • Open the more option at the bottom right of the app.
  • Once it opened click on the add device.
  • A new category will pop up. Click on Amazon Echo.
  • After clicking on Amazon Echo a list of Amazon products will come up.
  • Select the Echo Dot.
  • Plugin your device and follow the screen instruction to set up your device.

Pros of Amazon Echo Dot

  • Making calls is supported.
  • Portable shape.
  • It is easy to set up with Alexa.
  • Cheap and affordable speaker.
  • Can be connected to external speakers.
  • Made of fabric design.
  • Doesn’t come with an auxiliary cord.
  • Not good enough sound quality.

That’s pretty all you need to know about the amazon echo dot.


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