Designed to protect your privacy
Alexa and Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy protection. Echo smart speakers have a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones. You also have control over your voice recordings and can view, hear, or delete them at any time. Alexa uses ultrasound motion detection with select features, such as Occupancy Routines. Ultrasound does not emit on your device unless a feature is enabled that uses motion detection to properly function. You can turn motion detection off at any time.
1. Plug in Echo Dot.
2. Connect to the internet with the Alexa app.
3. Ask Alexa for music, weather, news, and more.
Every day is an earth day
You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to make sustainable choices. We considered sustainability in the design of this device. Here’s how:
50% post-consumer recycled plastics
100% post-consumer recycled fabric
100% recycled die-cast aluminum
Device, cable, and adapter included
Amazon is building new wind and solar farms to produce clean energy equivalent to the electricity used by this device.
Low Power Mode
To reduce its energy consumption, this device will enter a Low Power Mode when it is idle. Low Power Mode is not available for certain user configurations.
Understand the energy usage of select Echo and Alexa-connected devices with the energy dashboard in the Alexa app.
98% of this device’s packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
Compare Echo devices
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Echo (4th Gen)
Echo Dot (4th gen) with clock
|Size||3.9” x 3.9” x 3.5” (100 x 100 x 89 mm)|
|Weight||12.3 oz (351.3 g) Actual size and weight may vary by the manufacturing process|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Amazon Sidewalk||A shared network that can simplify Echo device setup and can help your device reconnect to your Wi-Fi router when you update your password or network name. Sidewalk uses a small portion of your internet bandwidth to provide these services to you and your neighbors and is enabled on your device unless you have previously disabled the setting. You can disable Sidewalk at any time. Learn more here.|
|Bluetooth connectivity||Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Dot or from Echo Dot to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.|
|Audio||1.6” speaker. 3.5 mm line out for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).|
|System requirements||Echo Dot comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa app is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and is also accessible via your web browser. Supported operating systems. Certain skills and services may require subscriptions or other fees.|
|Setup technology||Amazon Wi-Fi’s simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter. Learn more about Wi-Fi simple setup|
|Warranty and service||90-day limited warranty and service. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. The use of Echo Dot is subject to these terms.|
|Accessibility features||The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. Learn more about Alexa accessibility.|
|Included in the box||Echo Dot, glacier white power adapter (15W), and Quick Start Guide.|
|Generation||Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock – 2020 release|
|Privacy features||Wake word technology, streaming indicators, microphone off button, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.|
|Language||Alexa speaks English and Spanish|
|Alexa Skills & Features||Alexa makes your life easier, more meaningful, and more fun by letting your voice-control your world. Alexa can help you get more out of the things you already love and discover new possibilities you’ve never imagined. Discover and learn what Alexa can do.|
|Software Security Updates||This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites.|