Echo Plus has a new design and an improved sound. It comes with a built-in hub to easily setup and control your compatible smart home devices. New premium speakers powered by Dolby, play 360° audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo Plus connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, and TuneIn – just ask for a song, artist, or genre. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings. Just say, “Alexa, increase the bass”. Set up your smart lights and plugs from Philips Hue and Anchor without a separate hub – just ask “Alexa, discover my devices”. Also control other compatible smart lights, plugs and remotes from Oakter, Syska, TP-Link, and more. Call or message family and friends who have an Echo device or the Alexa App and use Alexa to make Skype calls. Use announcements like a one-way intercom to broadcast messages to all your Echo devices. Control Echo Plus hands-free – it can hear you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones, even in noisy environments or while playing music. 15,000+ skills including ordering cab, food, jokes and games. Always getting smarter and adding new features.