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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) review

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Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Voice control (smart speakers)
  • Alexa
  • Multi-room
Expert review

The third-generation Amazon Echo Dot is one of the most popular ways to add Alexa voice control and smart hub functionality to your home. It now has more powerful speakers, which Amazon claims makes it suitable for listening to your tunes with 'better-sounding' audio, alongside its smart hub credentials. See what we think of the Amazon Echo Dot and how it performs in our full review.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's the sound like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • What's it like as a smart hub?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

July 2021

First reviewed by Which?

July 2019

Released

October 2018

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