Last Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Amazon Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa Black

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2019
9.0
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/10
Total Reviews
530
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Review Summary - 527 recent, verified reviews

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Device Compatibility
 87
alexa, spot, device, devices, smart
+82%
-18%
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" ...  1st time I’ve bought an Echo product and I’m impressed  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo Spot.  ...  "
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" ...  As it has the ability to control lights, heaters and other smart devices through app and IFTTT app in particular it is really versatile.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I discovered Echo Dots. ... Unlimited radio, any station I liked, plus all the other benefits of owning an Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Works seamlessly with my Philips hue and ring doorbell. ... Well worth purchasing, sounds ok. Not the best, the Amazon hub (Echo SHOW) is the best for sound.  ...  "
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" ...  All different rooms and uses, I love that they can call each other and also that I can use the Alexa app on my phone to video call the spot!  ...  "
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" ...  I am very impressed with the Echo Sot.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall though a great little device.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 78
sound, good, sound quality, echo, clock
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The speaker is pretty good, and no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it mainly for the radio and to play our music in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is really good for something so small.  ...  "
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" ...  We have this one in the bedroom can watch videos of the hits you are playing the sound is good  ...  "
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" ...  Four stars for the audio quality being OK but a bit tinny.  ...  "
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" ...  So many features and accrssto music video an all.  ...  "
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" ...  My son bought this for me as a present and it’s a great alarm clock with good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the product for music and some general questions like weather and news I guess I still have lots of other things to use it for but that will come in time  ...  "
Clock
 68
alarm, bedside, echo, spot, radio
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Love it - use it in the bedroom to wake up to the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good produck love it the clock choice for the bedroom clock is great, love being.  ...  "
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" ...  Bed side clock, alarm, smart home controls.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little device, I’m using mine as an alarm clock primarily but the need updates and music are great features.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a pleasant easliy visible clock face  ...  "
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" ...  I bought my first one of these to replace my alarm clock next to my bed and use it for an alarm, heating, lighting and streaming music through my Sonos network. ... It is so much better than a simple alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is clear to see and good as an alarm clock, the software is getting better so you can set it to play your radio station when you wake up.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed a new alarm clock to replace one I bought a few a few months prior which was too bright even in the dim setting, illuminating the room.  ...  "
Software Platform
 61
echo, amazon, app, spot, echo spot
+80%
-20%
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" ...  All different rooms and uses, I love that they can call each other and also that I can use the Alexa app on my phone to video call the spot! ... The sounds quality is great, I have prime and can order stuff just by asking Alexa. ... The future is Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  As it has the ability to control lights, heaters and other smart devices through app and IFTTT app in particular it is really versatile.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a fantastic Echo. ... No problems at all and as software constantly improves I am very happy with all my echo devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason I bought it with a security camera, is so that I can command Alexa to show me my Neos SmartCam camera feed, which currently is pointing out the window.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa does what she’s told and interfaces with other Echo devises I have around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Have amazon echo and spot which are fantastic tech must have smart gadget in the home  ...  "
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" ...  SO HANDY JUST ASK A QUESTION AND ALEXA TELLS YOU THE ANSWER NEARLY ALWAYS  ...  "
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" ...  We are growing our Alexa appliances, love the gimmick and must have saved a huge 25p by now asking her to turn off the lights.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 47
echo, spot, night, display, clock
+87%
-13%
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" ...  The screen is also lovely.  ...  "
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" ...  Not as responsive as the dots, but screen is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The Spot is great concept and design but few flaws like screen rotation that you have tweak in the settings and reponse of microphone is not the best but I can live with that.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo spot is a great thing simple to use great clear screen brought for my wife she loves it  ...  "
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" ...  The display is a reasonable resolution, just as a phone or tablet these days.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the Echo Spot, easy to set up, love how you can put your own personal photos on display and play your own music from iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked the addition of a screen, which is set to adjust its brightness during the night.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 45
easy, set, use, easy to use, music
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Set up took a while  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up .  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Really works well makes life so much easier  ...  "
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" ...  simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  the initial set up was easy and the product is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and works well with the stand, I have no negatives as yet for this product  ...  "
Capacity
 38
room, one, kitchen, spot, family
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It’s used in our house everyday and as a family member also has one we video call each other.  ...  "
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" ...  That one went in my sitting room. ... Then, as I haven't been well lately, I found I was spending more time resting in my bedroom so decided to get another one for there and I discovered the Spot.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this as a bedside clock and relocated our “dot” to another room.  ...  "
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" ...  If the cost was less I'd have them in all the rooms  ...  "
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" ...  We were so pleased that we bought another Echo Spot for my computer room and a Dot 3 for the bedroom to act as an alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Used in my son's room.  ...  "
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" ...  Have it in my bedroom next to my bed, love it!  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed it in the bedroom, installation on my network was simple and straitforward.  ...  "
As Gift
 21
present, christmas, bought, son, loves
+100%
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" ...  Was given to me as an impromptu gift, I love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device and a lovely present.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my husband for Christmas, and he loves trying to outsmart it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is amazing great as a present great if you just wanna highly recommend  ...  "
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" ...  A gift works as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  My son asked for it as birthday present.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my Son .  ...  "
Call quality
 21
echo, alexa, seems, questions, question
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Good for music also answering questions  ...  "
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" ...  and used for question and answer.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control is a very useful feature, how did I live without it?  ...  "
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" ...  She has some really good jokes as well as answering those difficult questions and spelling quandaries.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Plus, for the sound quality in the kitchen to compete with all the other noises in the environment.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent call quality and the ‘drop in’ facility is an excellent feature  ...  "
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" ...  With phone calls, it seems much clearer than my dot.  ...  "
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" ...  These are easier to use than the echo dots and can do skype calls.  ...  "
Apps
 19
app, alexa, video, alexa app, user
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Still learning but so far impressed especially with the app.  ...  "
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" ...  As a music lover it works brilliantly with Spotify.  ...  "
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" ...  All the setup is done through the screen so you don't need the phone app to get it running.  ...  "
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" ...  Ask Alexa to play music and she played a video.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice, will play a video of the news for you in a morning, nice for music and to have around as an Alexa, very good for an alarm clock as you can pick any song to wake you up.  ...  "
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" ...  Links in to my Spotify account so I can access all music.  ...  "
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" ...  All different rooms and uses, I love that they can call each other and also that I can use the Alexa app on my phone to video call the spot!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and connect to your network with the onscreen keyboard and Alexa app.  ...  "
For Kids
 16
old, son, music, year, playing
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My husband and children love it.  ...  "
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" ...  As I said they're basically a great toy.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered for my son and he loves it  ...  "
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" ...  My son is going to buy one too.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for study, kids use it for music and information.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter has fell in love with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my 9yr old daughters bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my 11 year old son .  ...  "
Size
 16
good, device, sound quality, nice, easy
+100%
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" ...  Hard to imagine the bedside table without the spot on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Small but efficient  ...  "
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" ...  This little unobtrusive gadget is just brilliant!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size of the spot its so neat.  ...  "
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" ...  Good build a for its size good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great device for the bedside table or next to your computer. ... What I like most is the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Great looking and only takes up a little space.  ...  "
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" ...  It may be quite small, but will make a huge difference to my life.  ...  "
Setup
 14
use, setup, set, quality, good
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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" ...  the initial set up was easy and the product is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took a while  ...  "
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" ...  Setup could be easier i think but we got there in the end  ...  "
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" ...  Once setup it appears straight away in that App and all smart home settings can then be used from  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed it in the bedroom, installation on my network was simple and straitforward.  ...  "
Volume
 13
speaker, echo, bedroom, would, sound
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Great item I bought it for the bedroom as I have a echo show in the living room and a echo it the second bedroom can not fault any of them  ...  "
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" ...  It has decent sound for a small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  It sits unobtrusively in the bedroom and wakes us every day with music of our choice.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect bedside companion .  ...  "
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" ...  I have in my bedroom but voice command it from my living room  ...  "
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" ...  I keep this in the bedroom and it runs all my lights in the hall front bedroom, its also great for relaxation sounds like the amazon rainforrest to put me to sleep  ...  "
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" ...  Alot clearer than echo dot & louder really pleased with my purchase  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is remarkably good for such a small speaker.  ...  "
Design
 12
much, like, design, nice, easy to use
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Looks nice on the bedside cabinet  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, sounds OK and does what I ask it to.  ...  "
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" ...  A very attractive product that is very useful but neat and inconspicuous.  ...  "
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" ...  But provided you don't expect too much you can get a lot of pleasure from this cute-looking gadget as well as practicalities like being able to add things to your shopping lists.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface is very simple and I love the design.  ...  "
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" ...  and it looks lovely at the side of my bed!  ...  "
For Fun
 11
bought, good
+100%
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" ...  My Grandchildren have great fun asking strange questions.  ...  "
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" ...  find it useful and have a lot of fun , still finding out more about it.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun and great for playing any music you want.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it bought at Christmas had a lots of fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Also bought the light bulbs, great fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo spot is as good as we expected and good fun too  ...  "
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" ...  but it can be fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really taken with this device and all the things it can do - you are always finding something new - its informative and fun to use - I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase it also looks good  ...  "
Video Playback
 11
videos, music, watch, streaming, sound
+91%
-9%
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" ...  We have this one in the bedroom can watch videos of the hits you are playing the sound is good  ...  "
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" ...  It even plays video.  ...  "
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" ...  Does exactly what I want - Can even view youtube videos which was a surprise!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this so much you can see videos on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the fact that when you ask what the news headlines are Alexa plays in video a snapshot of the bbc headlines.  ...  "
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" ...  Ask Alexa to play music and she played a video.  ...  "
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" ...  "Play Sky News" seamlessly and instantly plays the video of latest news.  ...  "
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" ...  You can use it without, but it would limit it a bit without being able to play music or videos.  ...  "
Controls
 10
volume, voice, screen, playing, like
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Another feature that pleasantly surprised me is just how easy the device is to operate via voice control - even at quite a distance.  ...  "
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" ...  I like being able to listen to music by voice command, I like being able to turn down the music by voice command if someone rings.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device, I use it mainly for music & to control smart lights.  ...  "
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" ...  What a clever little device, have had such fan asking questions, playing my music.  ...  "
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" ...  With the audio setting steps away from mute, it shouldn't be blasting out at the max volume "WHAT STATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO!?".  ...  "
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" ...  You can put a screen saver on there plus the words to the Christmas songs are displayed.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s made music playlists, asked her millions of questions and turned the lights on and off about a hundred times, best purchase for a long time!!!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 10
+50%
-50%
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" ...  After this happened I read the reviews and it is a worryingly common fault.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are buying this device expecting years of use you may be disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke in a month  ...  "
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" ...  Some kind of SSL certificate error, was bounced from amazon to BT then back again and nobody could help, gave up and now awaiting refund.  ...  "
Door
 8
front door, front, ring, lights, clock
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Its linked up to my ring doorbell and I can see who is at the door.  ...  "
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" ...  It turns on my lights and views my door bell  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic product, many uses, love using it as an alarm clock and being able to look at who is at the front door as well as questions and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Just come in our front door ask that lights go on, so safe.  ...  "
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" ...  V fond of the question of the day feature and good for locking the front door and turning the lights off.  ...  "
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" ...  And how l can see who is at my front door with my ring door video bell .  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I think if I was going to get one Amazon device this would be it.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time .  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality as always from Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as Described  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  Love the Amazon acho spot.  ...  "
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" ...  We got this for the bedroom great service from Amazon  ...  "
Price
 7
value, worth, product, price, got
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It was on sale, making it an absolute bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this on a deal which was a lot cheaper and more value for money than full price  ...  "
FM
 7
reception, get, time, clock, bedside
+100%
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" ...  Great little bedroom clock / radio  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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" ...  Exelent for lisening the radio and music.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound from such a small device is excellent, bring clear when listening to music or radio stations.  ...  "
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" ...  Great bedside radio / organiser  ...  "
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" ...  I got it set up so when i say goodnight to it, it dims the light plays classic fm as I get into bed.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the radio.  ...  "
Features
 6
many, light, echo, clock
+100%
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" ...  ONLY GOT IT CONTROLLING SOME LIGHTS AT THE MOMENT BUT IT WORKS GREAT, IT IS ALSO HANDY FOR A TIMER AND SOLVING QUESTIONS  ...  "
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" ...  Not used all the features yet, need to learn more.  ...  "
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" ...  This little device might be small but it is packed with so many features.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes a lovely bedroom clock , dimming both automatically in the evening and in dim light. ... All the usual Echo features are available, plus many with visible attributes.  ...  "
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" ...  I loved it so much i even bought smart light bulbs  ...  "
Screen Protection
 6
night, annoying
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Yes, it's a small screen, but it's still really handy, and I like that it's a round screen, something a bit different!  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is also lovely.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is pretty useful for certain things.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 6
listening, sound quality, sound, one, music
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Sound quality is fair but not as good as the Echo or my Bose Bluetooth speaker but then again it is only the size of an alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  One feature that I love, is that with a blue tooth speaker (like the one in my bathroom) as soon as it is paired, every time I turn it on, the music I am listening to in the bedroom switches to the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound wise it’s ok - nothing spectacular but plenty loud enough for general listening and can be hooked up to a bigger Bluetooth speaker when necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes currently mainly used for getting up in the morning but is also great for playing music especially when linked to a Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Funny how it can see the hub fit BT fon which is chargeable.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
daughter
+67%
-33%
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" ...  A great piece of gear seems to work very well  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality build and bigger than I had expected it to be.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is good, and it seems to sit really well by my nightstand.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter has fell in love with it.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
music, ask, alexa, wakes, room
+80%
-20%
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" ...  It will even offer sleep sounds at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Its does everything you need, and is useful to play soothing music/sounds when trying to sleep!  ...  "
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" ...  Lastly, finding out daughter was asking Alexa to "Help me sleep" late in the evening and to good effective was endearing.  ...  "
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" ...  Brilliant when I am ready to sleep I ask Alex's to close display and the whole thing turns off until alarm wakes it and me.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 5
quality, picture, good, video
+100%
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" ...  The video call is very good too, picture quality just like face time.  ...  "
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" ...  picture of the dog  ...  "
Gaming
 4
+100%
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" ...  It plays games and tells you the news.  ...  "
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" ...  Weather, shopping lists, games, quizzes and much more.  ...  "
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" ...  We have played escape room games and quizes. ... Great for a games night  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention the tons of games he can play and music he can listen to .  ...  "
Wifi
 4
fi, connect, echo
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The Echo Spot doesn't connect to the Wi-Fi.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't connect to Wi-Fi and difficulty setting up account.  ...  "
Returns
 3
back
-100%
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" ...  Then got a very nice adviser who said sent it back for a refund. ... I've sent it back lets hope i get refunded.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I'd realised in time to get a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  If still no joy tomorrow it will be going back for a refund.  ...  "
Network
 3
+100%
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed it in the bedroom, installation on my network was simple and straitforward.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent WiFi connection.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.14 meters
Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
0.14 meters
SIZE
Yes
BLUETOOTH