Amazon Echo

Category: System Control
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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly.


Nexia subscribers with an Echo can:

  • Turn lights on or off with simple commands such as, “Alexa, turn on the front porch light.”
  • Adjust the thermostat by saying, “Alexa, lower the temperature two degrees” or “Alexa, set the heat at 68 degrees.”
  • Set custom lighting settings such as, “Alexa, set the dining room light to 50 percent.”
  • Activate small appliances using a plug-in module such as, “Alexa, turn on the coffee pot.”