What is the difference in Amazon Echo & Echo Dot?
With introduction of Amazon’s All New Echo Dot you will be eager to know the major differences in between Amazon Echo Vs Echo Dot … Here is that I have prepared simple table showing the Major and Minor level differences between the two devices i.e. Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot.
Yes, Echo Dot eliminates certain disadvantages of Echo & its Tiny too!
First Major advantage comes to my mind is that you can connect the Echo Dot to your high-quality home stereo system through a 3.5 mm audio cable or a Bluetooth speaker or the Wireless Headphones 🙂 Wow ! This eliminates the first drawback of Amazon Echo First Generation version where you can only play the Audio through its built-in speaker !!
So question is that Should I get the Echo or the Echo Dot ?
My Answer is that you should get Echo Dot .. Here is comparison for the same ….
What’s the Difference Between the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot?
|Amazon Eco vs Eco Dot||Amazon Echo||Amazon Echo-Dot|
[Plays audio through its built-in speaker only]
|3.5 mm Stereo Audio Output for use with external speakers|
|Audio||Built in Speakr for Voice feedback & Play Music||Built-in speaker for voice feedback when not connected to external speakers|
|Volume Control||Rotary Volume Control Dial||+ Buttons on Top|
|Microphone Array||7 nos|
|WiFi Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Yes, but only to your device for playback and not to other Bludetooth speaker or stereo system||Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support
Possible to connect to other Bluetooth speakers or Stereo
|Hardware||Improved speech processor|
|Software||ESP (Echo Spatial Perception)
Connect multiple Echo devices (Echo or Dot) in the same space without interference
|Activation||Hands-free activation through a wake word|
|Directional mic holes||Tiny Circles||Tiny Slots|
|Power indicator light||Yes||No|
|Power||Wall Plug||Small USB wall adapter|
|System Requirements||Ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser. Certain skills and services may require subscription or other fees.|
|Dimensions||Dia 3.3 x H 9.5″||Dia 3.3 x H 1.3″|
|Weight||8.8 oz||5.7 oz (163 grams)|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty||90-day Limited Warranty|
|Best Buy OFFERs||Best Buy USA
Best Buy UK, DE, CA
you need to have another Echo or a Fire TV device to order this !
|Best Buy USA
Best Buy UK, DE, CA
Can be ordered without any Alexa intervention
Information and Questions about New Echo Dot
- Do I Need An Amazon Echo To Use The Dot?
No it is independent of Echo First Generation
- How can I connect my Echo Dot to my Music System ?
You can connect your Echo Dot to your stereo with Bluetooth pairing or direct audio cable
- Does The Echo Dot Work With The Echo Remote?
Yes, you can trigger commands via the remote
- Can I Control Smarthome Products With The Echo Dot?
Any smartphome product you can control via the Echo can be controlled just as seamlessly by the Echo Dot
- How can you control or turn on/off your lights, water sprinklers, air conditioner, fridge etc?
You can use Smart Home Equipments such as
- Universal Devices ISY-994i INSTEON Home Automation Control System
- Philips Hue LED Starter Kit
- Samsung SmartThings
- Wemo and Wink
- Honeybee and Insteon.
- Hive and Netatmo
- Innology and EDF Energy thermostats
- Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
- You will be able to use a different wake-up name for each add-on device you have, Alexa, Echo and Amazon.
What is supplied with your Amazon Echo Dot
- Echo Dot
- Power adapter (9W)
- USB charging cable
- Quick Start Guide
Amazon Offers for the New Launch of Eco Dot
[Offer might have expired, please check on Amazon.com website for latest offer]
- By using codes DOT6PACK and DOT12PACK, you can get a free Dot with a purchase of 5, or two Dots with the purchase of 10
- If you wosn first-gen Echo then you get $10 worth of Alexa Shopping credit, only if you purchase using Alexa Shopping
- 17% off Echo Dot + Philips Hue Starter Kit
- 14% off Echo Dot + Bose SoundLink Mini II
- 17% off Echo Dot + ecobee3 Smart Thermostat