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Amazon’s various smart devices like Echo, Dot, Show, etc are all (IFTTT) “If This, Then, That” App compatible (just like Google Home+Google’s smart devices), and so is the Music App, Pandora. Meaning you can go into the IFTTT App (or website) and select various preset Applets (or blocks of pre-written code or customize… see more Amazon’s various smart devices like Echo, Dot, Show, etc are all (IFTTT) “If This, Then, That” App compatible (just like Google Home+Google’s smart devices), and so is the Music App, Pandora. Meaning you can go into the IFTTT App (or website) and select various preset Applets (or blocks of pre-written code or customize your own), and setup various ‘routines’ just like in Google Home/Google Assistant. For Example: You could set up an applet that when run, will add a song playing on an Amazon or Google smart device to your preselected song playlist. Also, if You run into a smart device that is incompatbile with one or the other of those Apps, there is an App called ‘Pushover’ that supposedly can help bridge that tech gap, and help you set it up and get it done.
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Amazon’s various smart devices like Echo, Dot, Show, etc are all (IFTTT) “If This, Then, That” App compatible (just like Google Home+Google’s smart devices), and so is the Music App, Pandora. Meaning you can go into the IFTTT App (or website) and select various preset Applets (or blocks of pre-written code or customize your own), and setup various ‘routines’ just like in Google Home/Google Assistant. For Example: You could set up an applet that when run, will add a song playing on an Amazon or Google smart device to your preselected song playlist. Also, if You run into a smart device that is incompatbile with one or the other of those Apps, there is an App called ‘Pushover’ that supposedly can help bridge that tech gap, and help you set it up and get it done.
Good Luck! I hope that this helped you & others!

Bonnie Buchanan
· November 23, 2018
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I have a senior and disabled husband, after we tried it for weeks I can say that it isn't friendly user, I would say a Google home mini will be a better option.
julia
· December 29, 2018
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Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updat… see more Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updating process is finished, you get your Alexa App, and set it on Spanish Mexico or Spain, and that's it. I have my decixes working in English and some other in Spanish and it works like a charm. I need English in order to successfully play some hard to pronounce English music in Spanish (i.e. asking in Spanish to play music by Brett Eldredge... is a pain in the ***), and viceversa, asking English Alexa to play music in Spanish, sometimes it just doesn't work until you get a shot in the head arrrghh, so I rather get once device in Spanish and one in English hahaha sorry... Polyglot World Problems... see less Your question is confusing. But I must say. Spanish is now available on the latest echo devices officially released in Mexico or Spain. If you buy an Echo Dot, it must be the Echo Dot 3rd gen in order to get Spanish. Setup will be english in the beginning if you purchase your Echo Dot 3rd gen in the US, after the updating process is finished, you get your Alexa App, and set it on Spanish Mexico or Spain, and that's it. I have my decixes working in English and some other in Spanish and it works like a charm. I need English in order to successfully play some hard to pronounce English music in Spanish (i.e. asking in Spanish to play music by Brett Eldredge... is a pain in the ***), and viceversa, asking English Alexa to play music in Spanish, sometimes it just doesn't work until you get a shot in the head arrrghh, so I rather get once device in Spanish and one in English hahaha sorry... Polyglot World Problems...
Marcus R.
· December 10, 2018
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I have six Echo s peakers (four are Dots) and its as easy as saying “alexa, announce: “Dinner is ready”” and all devices in the house will repeat your message. That is the basic way. Of course, they all have to be on the same wi-fi network, but most people only have one in their homes anyway so......
D. Jones
· December 9, 2018
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Alexa is part of Echo. There is no additional charge.
SDM120
· January 4, 2019
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Better appearance (in my opinion), larger speaker (1.6" vs. 1.5"), able to support stereo pairing and connect to the Echo sub, more power (uses a AC adapter that outputs up to 15 watt via a connected cable with a barrel connector, vs. the 2nd's gen's AC adapter that outputs 9 watts via a USB connection, connected to th… see more Better appearance (in my opinion), larger speaker (1.6" vs. 1.5"), able to support stereo pairing and connect to the Echo sub, more power (uses a AC adapter that outputs up to 15 watt via a connected cable with a barrel connector, vs. the 2nd's gen's AC adapter that outputs 9 watts via a USB connection, connected to that unit via a USB to micro USB cable), the white (Sandstone) unit actually comes with a white AC adapter and cable, and it supports Spanish and Italian (which still don't show up on my 2nd gen Dots). see less Better appearance (in my opinion), larger speaker (1.6" vs. 1.5"), able to support stereo pairing and connect to the Echo sub, more power (uses a AC adapter that outputs up to 15 watt via a connected cable with a barrel connector, vs. the 2nd's gen's AC adapter that outputs 9 watts via a USB connection, connected to that unit via a USB to micro USB cable), the white (Sandstone) unit actually comes with a white AC adapter and cable, and it supports Spanish and Italian (which still don't show up on my 2nd gen Dots).
Lonnie M.
· November 25, 2018
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No. Per https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17934681011 :
"—emergency services such as 911 are not supported".
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No. Per https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17934681011 :
"—emergency services such as 911 are not supported".

The only way to call 911 from an Echo is if you also have an Echo Connect connected to a landline that supports 911. see less
No. Per https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17934681011 :
"—emergency services such as 911 are not supported".

The only way to call 911 from an Echo is if you also have an Echo Connect connected to a landline that supports 911.

Lonnie M.
· November 23, 2018
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I followed the instructions to connect the dot to the internet and just asked Alexa to play music/artist.
JKB
· August 27, 2019
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The difference is in the sound quality. While with 1st you need to add a speaker if you wanna listen to music , the 3rd gen has an awesome speaker that can fill a bedroom size room.
Drknght
· February 13, 2019
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It returns to the last volume used.
Mireille
· July 18, 2019