Five Reasons the Amazon Echo Spot Should Be Your Next Voice Assistant
byLuke-BBY04-02-201811:57 AM - edited 04-02-201812:01 PM
When it comes to choosing a voice assistant, there are many options out there. In several ways, the Amazon Echo Spot stands out from the rest. Here are the five features sure to make the biggest impression.
The Alexa you Love
The Echo Spot comes equipped with Amazon’s wildly popular assistant, Alexa. Using Alexa is as simple as posing a question. You can, for example, ask Alexa to set a timer, play music, tell you the weather, find a restaurant, control your smart home and so much more. The more you talk to Alexa, the more it adapts to your vocabulary and personal preferences.
An Assistant You Can See
One of the features that differentiates the Echo Spot from some of its competing voice assistants is its screen. The Echo Spot features a circular, 2.5” touchscreen display that can be used to show a magnitude of information.
The display is useful in a variety of other scenarios. You can, for example, use the Echo Spot to watch a live camera feed of your baby’s nursery or the front door. You can even catch up on the latest news from CNN and Bloomberg; simply ask Alexa.
Put It Anywhere
The Echo Spot’s small and compact size allows it to easily fit into any room of your home. Place it on your desk or night stand and use it as a smart alarm clock. You can turn your lights off, check the weather, and find out what your commute is going to be like. Or use it in your kitchen to set timers and check recipes.
My favorite feature of the Echo Spot is its ability to make hands-free video calls. Just ask Alexa to place a call from your Echo spot to any friend or family member who has an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa app. See and hear them in real time. Additionally, enable the Drop In feature for when you want to connect instantly with other devices in your home or close family or friends.
“Alexa, ask Best Buy about the Deal of the Day.”
You can hear the weather, get traffic updates and turn off your lights, but now, you can even order that TV you’ve been wanting from Best Buy. Use your Amazon Echo Spot to make Alexa your very own personal shopping assistant with the Best Buy skill.
Not only can you hear deals from Best Buy’s famed Deal of the Day, but you can also use the Best Buy skill to make those purchase directly through Alexa, research products, get recommendations and even learn about our return policy. It’s almost like having a virtual Blue Shirt, though a robot could never truly replace us, right?