Once you figure out how to set up the Amazon Echo Dot, it’s a fantastic device. It includes Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant, who can read the news, play music, and even place a pizza order for you. You may put your echo anyplace you want a voice-controlled computer, like your kitchen counter, living room, bedroom nightstand, or anywhere else. Calling it a speaker is a bit of a stretch, as the sound quality is tinny at best, but if you’re looking for a simple voice-controlled remote for smart home devices, this is a good option.
Getting the most out of your Alexa device requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before setting up or using your Dot. Misuse may result in damage to the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Download the manual and save it for future reference. Amazon has provided a Getting Started with Echo webpage that details steps to connect and set up your Echo Dot. Once this is done, you will be able to access Alexa by speaking.
Other Alexa devices can be utilized with or without your Dot. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n for audio streaming and Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Good stuff!