Amazon Echo, White (previous generation) : Nice product, but don’t use it that often.

Best present ever wouldn’t be without, although beware of additional charges if you want all unlimited music. Love this the best present iv’e had in a long time, shes informative, i use her reminder ability quite often and use her for news briefs and the radio most. Be aware though for her to play songs that you may wish to request you do have to sign up for amazon prime at £7. 99 and even then if you want to play unlimited music you have to sign up for an additional package at £3. I expected the initial cost of amazon prime but do feel its a bit stingy to then have to pay the extra £3. Although disappointed at amazons additional charging policies with the product i think shes amazing.

Music (via amazon music unlimited), answering questions, telling jokes etc. My only (slight) disappointment was the announcement of the new generation echo a few days after i bought mine. I took advantage of a 30% off offer and i guess that should have warned me that something was on the horizon.

Actually starting to rely on alexa these days. She’s ensured i don’t get home from the food shop and realise all the things i meant to buy. She’s improved my report writing, i can now spell.I do think i could get more out of her, but for now she’s a nice companion and the only other being that does as they’re told in my life.

Alexa, my new best friend :). Having received some amazon vouchers for my birthday i decided to take the plunge and buy an amazon echo. Set up was very easy and straightforward (even with a bt home hub) and before long i had alexa telling me jokes, playing radio 2, setting reminders and timing my boiled eggs. Integration with the hive is a little hit and miss but perhaps i just need to become a bit more familiar with the system. Four stars because the is no integration with sonos as yet, but i understand that is coming. Currently a novelty but i can see it becoming very much part of a way of life in time.

Amazon Echo, White (previous generation) : Alexa points to a world without buttons. . Alexa turn on the ground floor lights; is pretty much the first thing i say when i get home. Alexa connects to hue and powers up my lights. Saying alexa ask harmony to turn on the television; causes my logitech harmony hub to switch on the tv. Alexa ask neato to start cleaning causes my neato robot vacuum to get going (one for the way out of the door. )these are the things it knows to do today; the beauty of the echo is the rich eco system; something apple has failed to deliver with homekit. Every week amazon’s echo update email lets me know about more services that allow it to further enrich my life. Its not yet the source of information that the computer on star trek delivers (and how i wish the voice was majel barret’s) but for home automation and some basic audio sources – get me the cnn news headlines for example its excellent. The willingness to work with seemingly everyone has made alexa a good first choice for adding voice activation to your home.

A radio lover, i was sceptical on its ability to tune in to the various stations i listen to. Its also useful for getting news summary whenever you want it. Mine is linked to spotify, and is good fun asking alexa for a particular song or artist. However, if you have poor wifi connection then this product is not for you. All in all a good little device well worth the lower price amazon have now pitched it at.

Nice product, but don’t use it that often. . We don’t use it as much as we had hoped. We only listen to certain music. It comes on every now and again and says weird things without being asked. Also it has come on and started playing a music channel without being prompted.

Very pleased with the echo, something new to discover everyday. After being married for 40 years and having 2 daughters, it’s really nice to have a female who listens to me😂😂😂.

No point in writing a review – this is already old technology. This has been a life-changer, however: we have been very pleased with the radio and music aspects, which justify the price for us. As for being able to switch lights on and off etc, not for us since we live in an old property.

Where do i start well for starters it’s amazing we have full integrated it into are smart home devices i can set alarms, sort my diary, add amazon music unlimited to it aswell i’m still learning with it and there’s so much more to find out.

It’s ok but if; you’re not very tech savvy. It’s ok but if; you’re not very tech savvy it’s limited. It farts and it tells dad jokes. I’ve got a husband that can do that. Handy for shopping lists but i’d prefer if i could have several lists. (maybe you can but as i said i’m not that tech savvy). I’ll either get to use it for more and more stuff or it’ll end up as a radio or bluetooth speaker.

Actually starting to rely on alexa these days. She’s ensured i don’t get home from the food shop and realise all the things i meant to buy. She’s improved my report writing, i can now spell.I do think i could get more out of her, but for now she’s a nice companion and the only other being that does as they’re told in my life.

Hopeless for classical music. As a radio this is fantastic and the sound is good. But i like classical music and though i have signed up to amazon prime, the selection is lamentable. If you ask for a symphony, for instance, you either get a blank or if one of the movements is particularly popular, you will get that. Come on amazon, get your act together.

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  1. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Absolutely love this product and all the family use it every day.
  2. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Absolutely love this product and all the family use it every day.
    1. Good product and a great price. . Really happy with my product and alexa continues to learn daily.
  3. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Good product and a great price. . Really happy with my product and alexa continues to learn daily.
  4. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Great device, some of the comments back ftom alexa. Great device , some of the comments back ftom alexa can be amusing.
  5. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Great device, some of the comments back ftom alexa. Great device , some of the comments back ftom alexa can be amusing.
  6. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    I can not rate echo products highly enough. I can not rate echo products highly enough at this point i have around 5 in total if you include the echo dots and they make great alarm clocks and timers for when you are cooking and because you don’t have to touch them to control them it makes them very useful for when you have your hands full aka in the kitchen. I have also found them rather useful when connected to a smart bulb so you can easily turn the lights off, say for example when you are in bed and the switch is the other side of the room.
    1. I can not rate echo products highly enough. I can not rate echo products highly enough at this point i have around 5 in total if you include the echo dots and they make great alarm clocks and timers for when you are cooking and because you don’t have to touch them to control them it makes them very useful for when you have your hands full aka in the kitchen. I have also found them rather useful when connected to a smart bulb so you can easily turn the lights off, say for example when you are in bed and the switch is the other side of the room.
  7. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Love this item – shopping list, reminders, info – you name it.
      1. Besides this i have an echo dot which i tend to find betterbut good all the same cant wait for further advances on this, maybe calling you by your namealexa reminds me of all the hings i have to do.
  8. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Besides this i have an echo dot which i tend to find betterbut good all the same cant wait for further advances on this, maybe calling you by your namealexa reminds me of all the hings i have to do.
    1. Very good purchase, didn’t know you had to subscribe to get music (£3. 99pm) or you need a android phone and a degree in computing to set it up but once sorted it is very useful.
  9. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Very good purchase, didn’t know you had to subscribe to get music (£3. 99pm) or you need a android phone and a degree in computing to set it up but once sorted it is very useful.
  10. This review is from : Amazon Echo, White (previous generation)

    Amazon alexa – a must have. . Excellent product and very easy to set up. Would make great christmas present.
    1. Amazon alexa – a must have. . Excellent product and very easy to set up. Would make great christmas present.