How do I set up an Amazon Echo?

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 Alexa, allowing you to naturally speak to give it commands or ask it questions (for example "What's the weather like?" or "Turn on my bedroom lights").

The Echo products are a bit different, since 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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