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I am interested in the Echo from amazon

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tgr
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I am interested in the Echo from amazon

Has any one got it and if so is it as good as they say and what are the draw backs etc very grateful for help as I am 78 and am not sure whether this would be suitable for me

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mikewalsh
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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

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You need broadband and a mobile (to set up using alexa app). Once set up it is great. I use the echo dot - more flexible as you can use its own speaker or connect  to your own speaker using Bluetooth or a standard connecting cable ( not supplied) . The larger echo doesn't have this facility and the Speaker is only marginally better than the one built into the dot.  I would soon run out of space if I told you all it can do - all by voice command - play music, radio, news, weather even jokes and lots more. Eg 'alexa play Christmas carols' and off it goes until I say 'alexa stop playing'. 'Alexa what's new' gives me the news and weather.

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tgr
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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

ty very much for your help

tgr
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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

do you have to leave your mobile on to keep it working as I have set mine up  and then it seemed to stop working when i turned off my mobile so i am not sure what to do thanks for any help

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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

@tgr - No. Once it is configured you don't need to run the Alexa App and you can close it.

 

mikewalsh
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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

Presume you used add new device to set up your echo then, once set up you can use

the app to check that your echo is online - if not check the wifi settings.

Otherwise you only need to use the app to adjust settings or add new skills.

Regards Mike

tgr
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Re: I am interested in the Echo from amazon

Thank you