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All Echo's are corded, not battery powered.

I just want to add this to Amazon users. If you don't know an answer, don't answer to say you don't know. It wastes peoples time sorting through nonsense.

J. Kennedy
· November 1, 2017
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You cannot make calls through your iPhone using the Echo. What Amazon has done is spoof your phone. So that you can make calls from the Echo. It uses the contacts that your phone has stored so you can call anyone you currently have stored in your phone’s contact list. It also uses your phone number as the Caller ID the… see more You cannot make calls through your iPhone using the Echo. What Amazon has done is spoof your phone. So that you can make calls from the Echo. It uses the contacts that your phone has stored so you can call anyone you currently have stored in your phone’s contact list. It also uses your phone number as the Caller ID the person you are calling will see on their phone, but it is not using your cellular data or plan minutes. If you went to your phone afterwards you will not see any record of that phone call made in history list. It places all the calls it makes through the Internet not through Cell Towers. see less You cannot make calls through your iPhone using the Echo. What Amazon has done is spoof your phone. So that you can make calls from the Echo. It uses the contacts that your phone has stored so you can call anyone you currently have stored in your phone’s contact list. It also uses your phone number as the Caller ID the person you are calling will see on their phone, but it is not using your cellular data or plan minutes. If you went to your phone afterwards you will not see any record of that phone call made in history list. It places all the calls it makes through the Internet not through Cell Towers.
NikkiRoxi1
· May 17, 2018
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Echo Music: WiFi and an Amazon Account is required. It does not have to be a Prime account. The Echo's will default to the free Amazon Music. In Alexa Setup, Skills listed that you can enable:

1. Amazon Music (free) default, auto enables … see more
Echo Music: WiFi and an Amazon Account is required. It does not have to be a Prime account. The Echo's will default to the free Amazon Music. In Alexa Setup, Skills listed that you can enable:

1. Amazon Music (free) default, auto enables
2. Prime Music (Prime Member) auto enables
3. Pandora (free, link your own account))
4. TuneIn (free)
5. iHeart (free)
6. Amazon Music Unlimited (subscription)
7. Spotify (subscription)
8. Sirius XM (subscription)

None of the enabled music Skills are required. TuneIn and IHeart will allow you to specify radio stations when comanding Alexa, both real and fabricated. If you do nothing, you will still have Amazon Music for free. see less
Echo Music: WiFi and an Amazon Account is required. It does not have to be a Prime account. The Echo's will default to the free Amazon Music. In Alexa Setup, Skills listed that you can enable:

1. Amazon Music (free) default, auto enables
2. Prime Music (Prime Member) auto enables
3. Pandora (free, link your own account))
4. TuneIn (free)
5. iHeart (free)
6. Amazon Music Unlimited (subscription)
7. Spotify (subscription)
8. Sirius XM (subscription)

None of the enabled music Skills are required. TuneIn and IHeart will allow you to specify radio stations when comanding Alexa, both real and fabricated. If you do nothing, you will still have Amazon Music for free.

Dnmcdy
· November 15, 2017
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Yes, Rachio has Alexa integrations.
Fractal Coyote
· June 19, 2018
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You can. There is a skill you can enable called “my media” in the Alexa app. It allows you to basically link your home media or iTunes account on your computer. Once that’s done, you just say, “Alexa open my media & play The Beatles” for instance. It works great for me & we have Apple Music so there’s a lot of music. H… see more You can. There is a skill you can enable called “my media” in the Alexa app. It allows you to basically link your home media or iTunes account on your computer. Once that’s done, you just say, “Alexa open my media & play The Beatles” for instance. It works great for me & we have Apple Music so there’s a lot of music. Hope this helps. see less You can. There is a skill you can enable called “my media” in the Alexa app. It allows you to basically link your home media or iTunes account on your computer. Once that’s done, you just say, “Alexa open my media & play The Beatles” for instance. It works great for me & we have Apple Music so there’s a lot of music. Hope this helps.
DarlingNiccy…
· January 6, 2018
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No there are no Subscription fees to use an Echo. All the Skills are free to use, but some of them have subscriptions associated with them, but those are not charged by Amazon but by the 3rd Party Developer that developed the Skill. The vast majority of the Skills are completely free to use. Now, if you want to listen… see more No there are no Subscription fees to use an Echo. All the Skills are free to use, but some of them have subscriptions associated with them, but those are not charged by Amazon but by the 3rd Party Developer that developed the Skill. The vast majority of the Skills are completely free to use. Now, if you want to listen to uninterrupted music you may want to add one of the 3rd party services like Spotify, Pandora, or SiriusXM. You can also use your free Pandora account with the Echo too, but you will hear commercials just like you would if you were listening to Pandora on a computer. Amazon also has a paid Music Subscription service called Amazon Music Unlimited it includes access to 10 Million + songs. If you are a Amazon Prime Member then you won't need to pay for another service for music because you have access to 2 million songs in the Prime Music library. Now for free you can also listen to iHeartRadio and TuneIn and call up any radio station that they stream. see less No there are no Subscription fees to use an Echo. All the Skills are free to use, but some of them have subscriptions associated with them, but those are not charged by Amazon but by the 3rd Party Developer that developed the Skill. The vast majority of the Skills are completely free to use. Now, if you want to listen to uninterrupted music you may want to add one of the 3rd party services like Spotify, Pandora, or SiriusXM. You can also use your free Pandora account with the Echo too, but you will hear commercials just like you would if you were listening to Pandora on a computer. Amazon also has a paid Music Subscription service called Amazon Music Unlimited it includes access to 10 Million + songs. If you are a Amazon Prime Member then you won't need to pay for another service for music because you have access to 2 million songs in the Prime Music library. Now for free you can also listen to iHeartRadio and TuneIn and call up any radio station that they stream.
NikkiRoxi1
· May 22, 2018
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You can also set it up on a tablet, or via a computer with WiFi via this webpage:
https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#new-oobe
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You can also set it up on a tablet, or via a computer with WiFi via this webpage:
https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#new-oobe

The only part of the app that requires a smartphone is if you want to set up Alexa Calling & Messaging. see less
You can also set it up on a tablet, or via a computer with WiFi via this webpage:
https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#new-oobe

The only part of the app that requires a smartphone is if you want to set up Alexa Calling & Messaging.

Lonnie M.
· June 25, 2018
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Yes, actually, you can. Be not misinformed by anyone who says you can't. You will need to set up music playback groups in the settings under "multi-room music". You create a playback group and name the groups. for example the pre-named group "everywhere" and then say something like "echo play blah blah blah everywhere"… see more Yes, actually, you can. Be not misinformed by anyone who says you can't. You will need to set up music playback groups in the settings under "multi-room music". You create a playback group and name the groups. for example the pre-named group "everywhere" and then say something like "echo play blah blah blah everywhere" and they will all play in unison regardless of how many you have or where they are given you have added all of your devices to that group. You can also set them up as separate groups so you can name one "basement" and only play the ones designated under the basement playback group. And you can create/designate multiple playback groups. So... If you want play in certain rooms only , you create a playback back group, give it a name, add those rooms/devices and say "echo,play blah blah blah on (said name) " and they will play in those specific devices. see less Yes, actually, you can. Be not misinformed by anyone who says you can't. You will need to set up music playback groups in the settings under "multi-room music". You create a playback group and name the groups. for example the pre-named group "everywhere" and then say something like "echo play blah blah blah everywhere" and they will all play in unison regardless of how many you have or where they are given you have added all of your devices to that group. You can also set them up as separate groups so you can name one "basement" and only play the ones designated under the basement playback group. And you can create/designate multiple playback groups. So... If you want play in certain rooms only , you create a playback back group, give it a name, add those rooms/devices and say "echo,play blah blah blah on (said name) " and they will play in those specific devices.
The Broke Outdoorsman
· December 25, 2017
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Yes it will. Except that it will play Prime music on only one at a time. Pandora and iHeartRadio will play on multiple Echo devices.
Jim
· January 14, 2018
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No, the listening circuit is on the Echo device. When the device detects the wake work "Alexa" it begins streaming your command to the Alexa Voice Service on the Amazon Cloud (web). It records your commands and Alexa's response and saves them on your Amazon account. This helps Alexa "learn" your speech characteristics… see more No, the listening circuit is on the Echo device. When the device detects the wake work "Alexa" it begins streaming your command to the Alexa Voice Service on the Amazon Cloud (web). It records your commands and Alexa's response and saves them on your Amazon account. This helps Alexa "learn" your speech characteristics. You can see (and play and delete) these recordings in the Alexa app. Not to worry. :) see less No, the listening circuit is on the Echo device. When the device detects the wake work "Alexa" it begins streaming your command to the Alexa Voice Service on the Amazon Cloud (web). It records your commands and Alexa's response and saves them on your Amazon account. This helps Alexa "learn" your speech characteristics. You can see (and play and delete) these recordings in the Alexa app. Not to worry. :)
Jim
· November 9, 2017