”Amazon has long offered one of the best smart feature sets in its speakers, but the Echo Plus backs that up with a splendid sonic performance.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £140
Get the best from your music with improved sound
Designed for a full-bodied sound, the Amazon Echo Plus delivers a life-like sound for everyone listening in the room. Powered by sound experts, Dolby, the Echo Plus Gen 2 delivers 360-degree sound via its unique sound reflector. A dedicated and enlarged woofer unit powers the sound along with a deep and sustained bass response.
Pair up for enhanced sound
New to the Echo Plus is the ability to pair up speakers for stereo sound. Use two Echo Plus gen 2 speakers and you’ll not only get a more immersive sound but also true stereo performance for a greater sense of concert-like sound.
Enhanced smart home with built-in Zigbee hub
Featuring a dedicated Zigbee hub, the Echo Plus Gen 2 is ready to control compatible smart home devices – without the need for a separate control hub. Simply ask Alexa to control Zigbee smart lights, plugs and other smart home functions. Now with a built-in temperature sensor, the Echo Plus Gen 2 works even more smartly with heating systems, too.
Connect to the Internet and go
Setting up an Amazon Echo Plus Gen 2 is easy. Simply plug it in, connect to your Wi-Fi and use the Alexa app to get the basic settings sorted. Easy access to a massive range of tailored services is now just a voice command away.
Simply say the word "Alexa" and request what you'd like to listen to and from which service. This could be as general as, "Alexa, play indie from the 90s." To something more specific, such as, "Alexa, Play Despacito from Spotify." (Premium Spotify account required). You can even sing some of the song for Echo Plus (Gen 2) to find them on Amazon Music Unlimited! With far-field voice recognition, Echo Plus (Gen2) hears you anywhere in the room, even in noisy environments or when playing music. For privacy, the microphone can be switched off.
For when voice control may not be practical, there's the comprehensive Alexa app to hand. Available for Apple iOS, Android and Fire OS systems. The app connects to existing services you may already use, such as Spotify and Google Calendar. It also lets you set up smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo and more.
As well as playing back music, Echo Plus Gen 2 also works with third party Alexa Skills to provide news, weather, recipes and much more. Some of the connected services currently include Just Eat, Uber, Jamie Oliver, EDF, Sky Scanner and National Rail. The list is growing continuously, while at the same time Alexa becomes smarter. For example, you can now send messages via voice or text to anyone with an Echo device or the Alexa App. Alexa calling and messaging is available at no additional cost—to get started download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smart phone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number. Voice control lets you order a taxi, check your train times or order food.
The perfect Echo for your existing Hi-Fi – via cable or Bluetooth
With 3.5mm and Bluetooth outputs, the Echo Plus Gen 2 plugs into a vast range of Hi-Fi and speaker systems. Simply use a 3.5mm - Phono lead, connect to your AUX input and your existing Hi-Fi or speaker system is now part of the amazing Alexa voice system. Alternatively, use the Bluetooth connection to send a wireless signal to your Bluetooth speaker.
As well as connecting to your Wi-Fi, Echo Plus Gen 2 also connects to local devices via Bluetooth. This lets you stream popular music services like Spotify or Amazon Music directly from your phone or tablet.
Get a sound upgrade on your music, with the Amazon Echo Plus Gen 2.