Amazon introduces the Echo Spot, an alarm clock with a 2.5-inch screen: Today, Amazon introduced the Echo Spot, a device with a small screen that serves as a kind of smart alarm clock. The Spot has a 2.5-inch screen and is an evolution of both the Echo Dot and the Echo Show, marrying a screen with the kind of small device that can be placed throughout the house, the company says. “It works great as an alarm clock. But it does a lot more,” Amazon devices chief Dave Limp said.
Like the show, the Spot can be used to make video calls. It has built-in sound, but it also has a line out so that it can be connected to external speakers via a cable or Bluetooth. It’ll also support streaming from services like Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Amazon is hoping users will buy several little Spot devices to sync them up for multi-room audio support.
The Spot will cost $129.99. It can be preordered in the United States today and will go on sale in December.
Introducing Echo Spot
Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, control smart home, and more
Just ask to play a song, artist, or genre, and see lyrics with Amazon Music. Also, stream music and books from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Audible.