What is Amazon Echo and Echo dot?

The Amazon Echo and Echo dot are two of the growing number of new devices providing a digital personal assistant.

They work similar to Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant or Microsoft's Cortana, performing actions and answering questions in response to voice commands and questions (for example "Turn on my bedroom lights" or "What's the weather like?").

Echo products are a bit different, as they aren't built into a phone or tablet, but are standalone devices.

You can buy an Amazon Echo at amazon.co.uk/echo.

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