When it comes to smart speakers and smart assistants, Amazon’s Echo is surely the most preferred kid on the block. When I tried setting up my device yesterday, I was surprised at the range of Amazon Echo devices available in the family. The Amazon Echo range includes the standard Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, and Echo Dot, which are all speakers. Then you have the Echo ShowEcho Show 5Echo Show 8, and the Echo Spot which also feature a display. In that sense, the latter ones give you visual feedback with weather widgets, videos or song lyrics. Along with Amazon Echo, Amazon also offers Amazon Echo Plus with integrated Zigbee hub to control Zigbee-compatible smart home devices.

The Amazon Echo Spot is a notch higher and sports a display to an Echo Dot. It is designed primarily to be used on a nightstand as a high-tech alarm clock that can quickly respond to voice commands and display information on a small screen. Amazon Echo Dot is a smart speaker that can be operated by voice, is compact, and can fit in your favorite places. It is a voice-controlled smart speaker that uses an artificially intelligent personal assistant named Alexa to perform a broad range of activities. The Echo Dot uses the voice-controlled Alexa personal assistant to answer questions, play the news, play music, and hundreds of other skills.

How can you use Amazon Echo in India:

  • Call friends and family
  • Control your smart home – lights, door locks, appliances, switches and other smart home devices
  • Get daily news, Alexa can tell you what’s happening across the globe
  • Play your favourite game
  • play podcasts through Tune In, AnyPod or Spotify
  • Control your TV
  • Binge-watch Netflix
  • Get fit
  • Convert measurements metric for recipes
  • Know local film screening times
  • Set morning alarm and get daily news briefings
  • Play latest songs
  • Order food from Zomato
  • Book a ride to your favourite cafe
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Alexa is designed around Amazon’s own Echo devices. It is programmed for a home environment that’s the reason the voice assistant can do so much more, no matter what Echo speaker you get. Alexa’s functionality is reserved for Echo smart speakers, which come in various shapes and sizes at various prices, ranging from the affordable Amazon Echo Dot series to the high-end Echo Link devices.  

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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

This one not only looks good but sounds great too. With vastly improved audio, it is now being touted as a much better smart speaker than the Google Home Mini. Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart Speaker price in India starts from ₹ 3,499. You can buy it on Amazon today and enjoy free delivery

For those who want more, opt for Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation with Clock. It boasts of an LED display that shows time, outdoor temperature, or timers. It is also compatible with smart home devices from Philips, Syska, Wipro, TP-Link and more. It is currently not available on Amazon so you will have to keep checking for the latest price.