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
Really don't see the need for a smart speaker, will be selling mine as soon as possible. Half the time it's gets it wrong, whether that be a complete misunderstanding or picking the wrong version of the song on Spotify. Much easier just to jump on your phone for a search or pick a song and cast it. Smart lighting integration works, but you look like an idiot talking to your lights. A good old fashioned light switch, or again a phone app, do the job better IMO.