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Alexa: the new 4th generation Echo Dot available on Amazon

4th generation Alexa Echo Dot: how it works The new 4th generation smart speaker is now available on Amazon. The differences and new functions compared to the previous model are several. We try to summarize them below. The shape is spherical, rather than cylindrical, with a d…

4th generation Alexa Echo Dot: how it works

The new 4th generation smart speaker is now available on Amazon. The differences and new functions compared to the previous model are several. We try to summarize them below.

  • La shape is spherical, rather than cylindrical, with a diameter of 10 cm and a height of almost 9 cm.
  • THEspeaker 1,6-inch (41mm) screen located inside the device is larger.
  • At the top there are four raised buttons for manually adjusting the volume, activating the voice assistant and deactivating the microphones. At the rear are the power input and a 3,5mm aux jack.
  • The device is made largely with recycled materials (plastic, fabric and aluminium).

Now let's see what Alexa is able to do and how it can improve the daily life of each of us.

Music in every room

With Alexa it is possible listen to songs in streaming from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and other music services by activating playback with your voice. Simply ask to listen to a song, artist, genre, radio station, podcast, and Audible content.

The option Multistaza music allows you to listen to music from multiple compatible Echo devices located in various rooms of the house.

News, reminders, home automation and even jokes!

The smart speaker answers your questions, for example it is able to give you the latest news, read the tempo forecast, information about the traffic or TV Programs of the evening. He even tells the jokes!

It also works like Wake-up calls and can be connected to other smart home devices. This means that it is possible turn on, raise or lower the light, adjust the temperature of the radiators o close the door just with your voice.

With Alexa it is possible too set a timer, add items to your lists or create an event or reminder adding it to the calendar. Of course they can make calls without having to use your hands.

What about privacy?

Alexa and all Echo devices come with a button that mutes the microphones to ensure privacy protection. Data recorded in the device, such as voice recordings, can also be easily read, listened to and deleted at any time.

How to set up and use Alexa Echo Dot

Using Amazon's smart speaker is very simple. You can set it up and start using it in three simple steps:

  1. Plug your Echo Dot into power
  2. Connect to the Internet using the Alexa App
  3. Ask a question and start using Alexa

How much does the new 4th generation Echo Dot cost

4th generation Alexa Echo Dot is available on Amazon at price of 29,99 € for the classic version; The model with clock, equipped with a LED display to check the alarms and timers set, is on sale at the price of 69,99€.


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