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What is Amazon Echo Plus?Echo Plus is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more-just ask. Echo Plus has 360° room-filling sound, and can hear you from across the room from any direction. It is always getting smarter as Alexa continues to add additional features. With a built-in smart home hub and simple setup for compatible connected devices, starting your smart home or integrating into your existing system is now easier than ever.The simple way to start your smart homeWith the built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easier than ever. Just ask "Alexa, discover my devices", and Echo Plus will automatically discover and set up compatible smart lights and more without the need for additional hubs, apps or setup. Turn on the lamp before getting out of bed or switch on a kettle in the morning without lifting a finger. Simple setup works with a variety of ZigBee lights, plugs and more from leading brands such as Philips Hue, Samsung, Hive and more. Voice-control your musicWith a 2.5" downward-firing woofer and 0.8" tweeter powered by Dolby, Echo Plus has crisp highs, deep bass and 360° audio to fill your room with music. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time period or let Alexa pick the music for you.Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your Echo devices available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify (coming soon); Bluetooth not supported. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the living room, or play the same song downstairs.Hands-free calling & messagingWith Echo Plus, you can easily talk to anyone hands-free who also has a supported Echo device or the Alexa App-no tapping or searching required. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with an Echo device or the Alexa App. Alexa calling and messaging is available at no additional cost-to get started download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smart phone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number.Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore or remind the kids to go to sleep-without having to raise your voice. With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, quickly connect with Echo devices in your home.Far-field voice recognitionTucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd-generation Echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes.Echo Plus has Skills Echo Plus has thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, getting recipe suggestions from Recipedia, and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.