Amazon Echo Plus (2018)
The Echo Plus is Amazon's flagship Alexa speaker, and it finally has audio quality to live up to that billing. Audiophiles will continue to look elsewhere for streaming music speakers, but for everyone else, the Echo Plus is a good-sounding speaker with full access to Alexa's many capabilities.
- Does everything the old Echo Plus did
- The best-sounding Echo Amazon has made yet
- Improved physical design
- Internal temperature sensor makes it more useful in smart home setups
- You can finally pair two speakers together in stereo
- Most will be better off opting for the $50 Echo Dot instead
- Alexa app is still kind of a mess
Echo Plus (2018)
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE3 ReviewsTom's Guide90Smart Speaker, Big SoundBuy it.The Echo Plus delivers a smart-home hub and robust smart speaker in one device, offering significantly better sound than its predecessor.ZDNet80A refined upgradeThe second-generation Echo Plus is a solid upgrade from last year's effort. Its appearance alone makes a big difference, combine that with upgraded audio and a small touch like the temperature sensor, and the new Echo Plus is an appealing smart speaker.For those who already have a few Echo devices spread throughout rooms, the Echo Plus is the logical addition. For everyone else, you'll need to figure out how much you care about sound quality and go from there.TechRadar80Amazon Echo Plus reviewThe new Amazon Echo Plus ditches its original two-tier build for a design much like the mainline Amazon Echo, with improved audio components and a far more attractive design. As a smart home hub, however, it no longer has the edge.