Likewise, the Amazon Echo isn’t just a speaker. It’s early days, so I won’t compare the potential of the voice-controlled device to the iPhone. But the Echo, backed by an artificial intelligence platform named Alexa, is much more than just another Bluetooth speaker. With Alexa’s smarts, the device is also a personal assistant, a smart home controller and beyond.
Whether you’ve already got an Echo or you’re considering a purchase, this in-depth guide will show you how to get the most out of this year’s surprise tech hit.