Heather Grey, Sandstone
Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Generation Smart Speaker
The second generation of the Echo Plus features an all-new sound system that is a real improvement over any of the previous models in the series. The aesthetic has also changed, with the body of this model being completely covered in fabric. This model has the following specifications:
- Weight: 780g
- Size: 148mm x 99mm x 99mm
- Prices are estimates only and are subject to change
- Colour: Sandstone
Introducing the Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Gen
Your smart home never sounded so good. Say hello to the redesigned Amazon Echo Plus. Equipped with premium speakers powered by Dolby 360-degree audio, the Plus pumps out a rich room-filling sound that’s perfect for audiophiles. It also features a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor, so you can easily connect and control a huge array of smart home devices using only your voice.
*Please also note: This product is a parallel import. This has nothing to do with the authenticity of the product (it is completely authentic) but means it has been imported without the approval, or license of the registered owner of the trademark and therefore no guarantee or warranty in respect of such goods will be honoured or fulfilled by any official or licensed importer of such goods. However, any warranty claims will be covered by J AND J REWARDS or the relevant third party seller, in accordance with our standard return/refund policy.
Room-filling sound powered by Dolby
Equipped with premium speakers, the Echo Plus can play immersive Dolby 360-degree audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust the equalizer settings.
Your personal assistant
Connects to Alexa — a cloud-based voice service — that lets you play music, make calls, set alarms, ask questions, check your calendar, manage your shopping list, control smart devices, and more using only your voice.
At your beck and call
When you want to use Echo Plus, simply say “Alexa,” and specially engineered microphones hear and recognize you from across the room, from any direction — even while music’s playing.
The heart of your smart home
It has a built-in Zigbee hub that makes setting up new smart home devices a breeze — simply say “Alexa, discover my devices”, and Echo Plus will discover and set up compatible devices.
Home comfort at your command
Syncs seamlessly with your smart home setup, and lets you switch on the lamp, turn on the fan, change the channel, lock the doors, dim the lights, and more without lifting a finger.
Smart home compatibility
Works with devices such as lights, switches, TVs, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink.
Built-in temperature sensor
Get a precise reading on the temperature inside your home or use Alexa in conjunction with compatible smart thermostats.
Alexa keeps you connected
Place a call or send a quick message to anyone who has an Echo or the Alexa App, while Drop In lets you connect instantly with family and friends, and even other Echo devices in your home
Stream playlists with your voice
Hands-free voice control makes searching for music a cinch with services like Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, and you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your phone or tablet thanks to Bluetooth technology.
Tell Alexa to play the same song across your all compatible Echo devices for whole-home enjoyment, or play classical music in the kitchen, rock music in the den, and jazz in the living room to cater to everybody’s tastes.
Always getting smarter
Adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences, so the more you use it, the more intuitive it becomes.
When it comes to skills and capabilities, the growing list of what Echo Plus can do is already in the thousands — use Echo Plus to order a pizza from Domino’s, request a ride from Uber, track your fitness with Fitbit, and much, much more.
Our honest review
- The Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Gen has all the features of a normal Echo 2nd Gen and more. You get a slightly better quality speaker that can go a bit louder. You get a Zigbee hub built into your speaker which basically means that when pairing other smart products (not all of them need this hub) you won’t need an external hub.
- It also comes with a temperature sensor built-in.
- The design of the speaker has also improved over the Echo 2nd Gen. Now it has round edges which gives a nicer look to it.
- The price compared to a normal 2nd gen does increase heavily for the slim amount of extra features you get.
- When looking at the difference between the Amazon Echo 3rd Gen and the 2nd Gen plus, there is very little difference for a large difference in the price. They have the same design, size and quality of music. The only difference is the built-in hub and the temperature sensor.
This speaker is perfect for you if your plan is to buy loads of smart products and connect them all to your Alexa. Then the internal hub can be a huge help and save you some hassle. If you are looking to buy a smart speaker without the intention to immediately link it up with multiple products, we suggest a different smart speaker such as the Amazon Echo 3rd Gen.
Included in box
- Echo Plus
- Power adapter (30W)
- Quick Start Guide