Amazon Echo Pop: All your questions answered

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Amazon’s latest addition to its Echo family is the Echo Pop – a smart speaker available in four colors. (Amazon)

Amazon’s own brand of tech gadgets has built something of a cult following over the last few years, with the Echo range of devices beloved for their affordability and ease of use.

Spanning smart speakers and displays, these compact designs allow you to play music, control smart home tools, get information, news, updates on the weather and more via voice control, using Alexa – Amazon’s voice assistant embedded in many of its smart gadgets.

The retailer has now just unveiled a new addition: the Echo Pop for £44.99.

If you’re not sure why you might need to upgrade your current Echo speaker, or if you’re thinking of buying something similar for the first time, we’ve got all the information you need on what is it and how it works.

What is the Amazon Echo Pop?

The Echo Pop is Amazon’s newest smart speaker that’s designed in a semi-sphere shape and is available in charcoal, glacier white, lavender bloom and midnight teal.

It has a custom-designed front-facing directional speaker which provides high-quality, clear sound throughout large rooms, small homes and everything in between.

So what can it do you may be asking? Well, pretty much everything – it can be used to read audiobooks, play podcasts, control compatible smart lights and plugs, tell you the weather, news and other information.

You can also purchase a protective sleeve for the Echo Pop, available in seven different colors.  (Amazon)

You can also purchase a protective sleeve for the Echo Pop, available in seven different colors. (Amazon)

Not only that, it also has a microphone on/off button and the ability to view and delete voice recordings, as well as built-in shutters to cover the camera.

Lastly, it’s made from 99% wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

How does it work?

Once it lands on your doorstep, setup couldn’t be simpler.

Plug it into the mains, connect it to the Amazon Alexa App to enable voice control, and get started.

In order to give Alexa commands, each request needs to start with the word “Alexa”. For example, if you want to find out if you need to bring a brolly out with you, you could say: “Alexa, what’s the weather forecast for today?”

When is the Echo Pop available to buy?

The Echo Pop is currently available for pre-order, with shipping starting from May 31.

You can also buy a protective sleeve for the Echo Pop for an extra £19.99 in blue, red, orange, grey, lilac, purple and even glow-in-the-dark.

Pre-order now: Echo Pop | £44.99 from Amazon (shipping from 31 May)

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