Alexa and Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy protection. Echo smart speakers have a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones. You also have control over your voice recordings and can view, hear, or delete them at any time.
Alexa Guard can help you keep your home safe
Set up Guard for free in the Alexa app to get mobile alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of a smoke alarm or glass breaking while you’re away. And subscribe to Guard Plus for even more help protecting your home, like an Emergency Helpline you can call with just your voice and more.
Manage compatible smart home devices using your voice. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie, or turn up the thermostat as you head out.
Alexa is happy to help
Make your life easier at home. Set timers, ask questions, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. Check the traffic and weather, or play the news. Access tens of thousands of Alexa skills, like Headspace or Sleep Sounds. And do it all with just your voice.
“Alexa, play music everywhere”
Use your voice to play a song, artist, or genre through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. And with multi-room music, you can fill your whole home with music, radio stations, podcasts, and Audible using compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
Echo Dot (4th Gen)
3.9” x 3.9” x 3.5” (100 x 100 x 89 mm)
12 oz (341.3 g) Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process
Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Dot or from Echo Dot to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
1.6” speaker. 3.5 mm line out for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).
Echo Dot comes 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.
Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter.
The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech.
Included in the box
Echo Dot, glacier white power adapter (15W), and Quick Start Guide.
Echo Dot (4th Gen) - 2020 release
Wake word technology, streaming indicators, microphone off button, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit theAlexa Privacy Hubto explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.