Echo owners can take advantage of more than 15,000 different skills.
The speaker can play music from a number of sources including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music. A notable exception is Apple Music.
But easily the standout feature of the device is full voice control using Amazon’s Alexa. Users an take advantage of more than 15,000 different skills. The growing list includes everything from ordering a Domino’s Pizza to controlling smart home devices and more.
Amazon is reportedly developing an Echo successor that could arrive sometime in the fall before Apple’s device. Late last month, the company also released the touchscreen-powered Amazon Echo Show for $229.99. The device was met with generally positive reviews.