Amazon Echo Dot, My New Gadget

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech Talk' started by Yvonne Smith, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Very Well-Known Member
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    Heard about the Amazon Dot and was interested in it. That was, until we found out the Goggle Home would have more things coming out that it could do and the speaker is much bigger. Look up the difference between the Goggle Home and Amazon Dot. Google Home is rated much higher. It does cost more. With the Google Home, we also bought Chromecast. It connects to the back of our tv and brings in Netflix, when subscribed to Netflix. We have stopped Netflix, but will get it back in a few months.
     
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    Ahh, I see. So it was mainly the higher product rating and the functionality that drew you into these voice-based assistants, with Google winning over? Correct me if I'm wrong--but, that makes sense.

    Thanks so much for sharing @Cody Fousnaugh -- I appreciate your response. This is why this form is a great community! I'm open to hearing whatever anyone else has to say about these devices.

    Janet:)
     
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    I remember @Ina I. Wonder telling us that she now has an Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot ? ) that she got on Prime Day. I thought this thread might be a good place to check back in with that and see how it is going; so , Ina, tell us how you like your new Echo and what all you are doing with it.
    I know you said that you wanted to play more of a variety of music and not run down the battery on your iPad or iPhone; and the Echo should be the perfect solution for having a wonderful variety of music, ot having just what you want to listen to.
    Did you get speakers to hook it up with, or are you using headphones ? Ours is connected with the home stereo system; but I think that if I wanted to use a bluetooth speaker, it would be even more portable if I wanted to move it around.
     
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    It sounds like a small Trojan horse. It might be useful for a handicapped person or someone who lives alone.
     
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    HI @Yvonne Smith , So far I've only listened to a radio station. I'm still scared ot it at this point, and this thread hasn't helped me me get over that fear. :confused:
     
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