The Echo Plus is a minor upgrade over the original Echo, with slightly better sound. But its much-touted smart hub feature is pretty limited, and it's not a significant improvement overall for existing Echo owners.Read Full Review
- Sounds better than the first Echo
- Has access to thousands of Alexa skills
- Slightly cheaper than before
- Smart hub feature is pretty basic
- $100 Echo is a better deal
- Not a huge upgrade for first-gen Echo owners
Hold off on the Echo Plus until Amazon improves the Alexa app's smart home controls.
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