Amazon Echo

voice command device from Amazon

Amazon Echo is a voice command device. It is a product of The product can play music and answers questions. It is a nine-inches-tall, cylinder-shaped device.[1] It responds to the name "Alexa," though this can be changed to another name.[source?]

Amazon Echo
Release dateNovember 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)
InputVoice command

Amazon Echo was released on November 6, 2014 through Many critics gave it positive reviews.[2] Gizmodo believed that Amazon Echo is "the most innovative device Amazon made in years."[3] Many critics believe Amazon Echo is similar to Apple Inc.'s Siri,[4] as well as Alphabet Inc.'s Google Home.[5] Amazon Echo is the second device released by in 2014, after the Amazon Fire TV.


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  2. "Amazon Echo is another step toward commoditizing your personal life". Mashable Business. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  3. "Amazon's Echo Might Be Its Most Important Product In Years". Gizmodo. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  4. "Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home". Mashable Business. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  5. "Google Home now lets you shop at Target with just your voice". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-10-13.