Now featuring Dolby processing, the Amazon Echo (Gen2) offers a sound improvement to this class-leading smart speaker.
Now with Dolby processing for immersive sound
Utilising Dolby processing, the Echo (Gen 2) sounds better than ever. Combined with the woofer and tweeter speaker array, it gives the Echo a totally immersive, 360-degree sound. Crisp treble, natural-sounding vocals and deep bass combine to make the Echo a seamless and room-filling speaker.Connect to the Internet and go
Setting up an Amazon Echo is easy. Simply plug it in, connect to your Wi-Fi and you're good to go. Easy access to a massive range of tailored services is just a voice command away.Voice recognition
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." You can even sing some of the song for Echo (Gen 2) to find them on Amazon Music Unlimited! With seven microphones and far-field voice recognition, Echo (Gen2) hears you anywhere in the room, even in noisy environments or when playing music. For privacy, the microphone can be switched off.Bluetooth enabled
As well as connecting to your Wi-Fi, Echo (Gen 2) also connects to local devices via Bluetooth. This lets you stream popular music services like iTunes directly from your phone or tablet.Smart ability
As well as playing back music, Echo (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. As with the music service, voice control lets you order a taxi, check your train times or order food - all via a simple voice request to Echo (Gen 2).Control your smart home
As part of your smart home system, Echo works with systems such as Nest, Hive and Philips Hue, giving you voice control of your lighting and heating systems. Ask Alexa to switch the lights on before your get out of bed or reduce the temperature once you're in - a simple voice command does it all!Alexa app
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.
For a smarter speaker with top quality sound, just ask Alexa.Get started with the Philips Hue white and colour ambience starter kit and experience high-quality white and coloured light that offers you endless possibilities.
Play with light and choose from 16 million colours
Play with light and choose from 16 million colours in the Hue app to match the light to your mood. Use a favourite photo and re-live that special moment with splashes of light. Save your favourite light settings and recall them whenever you want with the tap of a finger. Sync your Philips Hue lights with films and music
Extend your TV viewing experience to the whole room or lift your gaming experience to the next level. Download a third-party app and discover the amazing things you can do with Philips Hue. Or sync light to your favourite music and enjoy every beat to the fullest. Turn any room into a dance floor and see how light reacts to your music. Download one of the third-party apps and get the party started with Philips Hue.Warm white to cool bright daylight
Set the right ambience for any moment with a range of beautiful, natural white light. Use the app to set any shade of white light, from cool energizing daylight to relaxing warm white light. Take control and set the ambience. Not too bright. Not too dark. Just right.Energise, concentrate, read and relax with light
Light influences our mood, behaviour, alertness and routines. Through the app, you can set the light that is optimal for your moment. Philips Hue helps you to energise, concentrate, read and relax. Customise your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Feel different. Feel better.Wake up gently to your personal sunrise
Ease your sleeping routine and wake up gently for a fresh start each day. Philips Hue will help get you out of bed in a nice way. The gradually increasing light intensity gives you the feeling that you are waking up naturally with sunlight - rather than the rude awakening of an alarm ringing.Control your lights from anywhere
You can control your lights remotely wherever you are. Check if you have forgotten to switch your lights off before you left your home, and switch them on if you are working late. With geofencing technology, your lights can even welcome you home or switch off automatically when you leave your home. It's all about simplifying your life and giving you peace of mind in smart and useful ways.Set light schedules for easy home automation
Philips Hue can make it seem like you're at home when you're not, using the schedule function in the Philips Hue app. Set the lights to come on at a pre-set time, so the lights are on when you arrive home. You can even set rooms to light up at different times. And of course, you can let the lights turn off gradually in the night, so you never have to worry whether you've left any lights on.Control your lights, your way
Connect your Philips Hue lights with the Bridge and start discovering the endless possibilities. Control your lights from your smartphone or tablet via the Philips Hue app, or add switches to your system to activate your lights. Set timers, notifications, alarms and more for the full Philips Hue experience.Connect up to 50 Philips Hue lights
You can connect up to 50 lights and 10 accessories to the Philips Hue Bridge (included). Simply begin with any of the available starter kits and start adding Philips Hue products. You can then control your lights at the swipe of a finger with the intuitive Philips Hue app for iOS and Android smart devices. Philips Hue is based on ZigBee, a low power, safe and reliable technology for controlling your lights. New features and improvements are continuously added to the system. Updates to both software and firmware are done wirelessly and seamlessly directly to your Philips Hue product.