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If you plan on using your smart speaker to stream music as well, a high-end Echo is definitely the way to go. If you only want access to Alexa though, we definitely recommend getting the Eufy Genie Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa by Anker instead. It’s basically an Echo Dot but it costs $19.99 instead of $50, so you can put Alexa in every room of your house and save tons of money doing it.
Here are the highlights from the product page:
- Eufy Genie is a voice-controlled smart speaker with Amazon’s intelligent Alexa voice assistant built in. Just say the wake word “Alexa” and Genie plays music, controls your smart home devices, answers your questions, sets calendars, reports the weather and news and more.
- Built with a 2W speaker that delivers dynamic audio and room-filling sound, so you can truly enjoy your favorite playlists from streaming services like Amazon Music, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. Also supports music streaming from your Apple devices via AirPlay.
- Enables a true voice-controlled smart home experience. Use Genie to control all Alexa-compatible Eufy smart products, such as RoboVac 11c and Lumos LED Smart Bulbs, in addition to other brands that work with Alexa. If you have more than one Eufy Genie or Amazon Echo in your home, Spatial Perception Technology intelligently selects the Eufy Genie or Amazon Echo closest to you to answer your request.
- Easy setup with the free EufyHome app. Use the Amazon Alexa app to access 10000+ skills and services, such as Pandora, Domino’s Pizza, Uber, ESPN, NPR News, and much more. Plus, Genie is always getting smarter. Future updates include: directly control Spotify with your voice; Alexa messaging and calling. (EufyHome requires a smartphone or tablet running iOS 8.0 (and above) or Android 4.3 (and above) to operate.)
- What You Get: Eufy Genie, AC power adapter (5ft/1.5m), AUX cable (5ft/1.5m), user manual, safety instruction card, our worry-free 12-month warranty and lifetime technical support.
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