Does Amazon Echo Have An Aux Input?


Many new smart devices are getting rid of the older components which makes me do some extra research before purchasing a smart product as it may not always support your other devices.

Do Amazon Echo products Have an aux input?

Amazon Echo does contain aux input (3.55 mm) which allows users to connect to various types of devices. Although Amazon Echo Dot & Amazon Echo Show only contains aux outputs. This means you can connect to a speaker but not use it as a speaker with the aux port.

Below is a comparison table that highlights all of the Amazon echo device’s features.

Amazon Echo Line up

TypeProduct Features
Amazon EchoDimensions: 148 x 99 x 99mm, 780g

Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth (A2DP)

AUX: 3.5mm audio in/out

Audio: 3.0-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter

Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)
Amazon Echo PlusDimensions: 148 x 99 x 99mm, 780g

Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth (A2DP)

AUX: 3.5mm audio in/out, Zigbee controller

Audio: 3.0-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter

Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)
Amazon Echo StudioDimensions: 206 x 175 x 175mm, 3.5kg

Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth (A2DP)

AUX: 3.5mm audio in/out, Zigbee controller

Audio: 3x 2.0-inch midrange, 1.0-inch tweeter, 5.25-inch woofer, Dolby Atmos, MPEG-H
Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)

Amazon Echo DotDimensions: 43 x 99 x 99mm, 300g

Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth

AUX: 3.5mm audio output only
Audio: 1.6-inch speaker 
Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)
Amazon Echo ShowDimensions: 80 x 80 x 13.8mm, 78g

Connectivity: Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz)

AUX: 3.5mm audio output only
Audio: Built-in speaker for voice feedback

Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)

What Device is Right For You?

Before you make up your mind on what device you want to get take a close look at the comparison guide above to ensure the one you want fulfills your needs.

If an AUX input is a mandatory component the Amazon echo dot & the Amazon Echo show is not something you want to get because they only contain aux output ports. Whereas the Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo studio all contain aux input as well as output ports so these will be a valid option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an Amazon Echo do?

Amazon echo acts as a personal assistant and can be used to voice control of your smart home. It can be in charge of your camera, thermostat, speaker, garage door wifi, fan, tv, lights, lock and smart plug.

What’s the difference between Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot?

Amazon echo dot is a smaller version of amazon echo, amazon echo has better quality speakers and has both an aux in and output whereas the amazon echo dot just has an output. If the main reason you want the device is music then amazon echo is the better choice.

Does Amazon Echo require Alexa?

Yes, amazon echo is the name of the speaker whereas Alexa is the name of a voice assistant that comes built-in into the echo products.

Is there a monthly fee for Amazon Echo?

There is no subscription-based fee with the amazon echo you just buy it once and download the amazon echo app which is free.

Amazon Echo Features That You May Not Know

Alexa Guard

The Amazon Echo has a feature called Alexa guard which is aimed at protecting your house when you are gone. The way it works is it listens for certain sounds such as smoke detectors or broken glass to detect intruders.

Alexa Guard also takes control of your home lighting, by turning on and off lights from different rooms this is to mimic someone being there while you have gone reducing chances, someone would consider breaking in.

Alexa Guard is easy to set up and will take no longer than 5-8 minutes depending on what features you would like to enable.

Whisper Mode

To activate whisper mode just whisper to the device and it will immediately whisper back. This feature is incredible if people are asleep and you don’t want to wake anyone up but want to use amazon echo features.

Change Alexa Voice Speed

If you feel like Alexa might be talking to slow or to fast there is an incredible feature that allows you to tell Alexa to talk slower or faster there are seven options for speed, there is the default speed then there are 4 speeds for Alexa to talk faster and 2 slower speeds.

Delete All Recordings

Once you activate Alexa’s wake word which are: ‘Alexa’, ‘amazon’, ‘echo’, or ‘computer’ your voice recording will be recorded(this is to provide you with a better more personalized experience). Amazon Echo has a feature that allows you to review and delete all of your voice recordings to Alexa.

Activate Brief Mode

brief mode stops Alexa from repeating everything back to you and instead will respond to you with a ding or a beeping noise. This is beneficial if you use Alexa allot throughout the day and would rather have the device do a task without repeating back what you just said

Play Games

Amazon echo has a feature that allows you to play various types of games with as many people as you want. These games range from trivia, rock paper scissors, blackjack and much more.

Final Thoughts

Amazon Echo products contain different features to ensure you pick the one that best suits your own personal needs look at the comparison table above to help you make a decision.

If the speakers are the main feature you will be using then amazon echo is the right choice and not amazon echo dot. echo dot is a smaller version with slightly less speaker quality then the echo and does not contain an aux input only output so if that’s one of your concerns the amazon echo is the right choice for you as it provides both.

There are also various other features provided by amazon echo its important to understand what you will be using it for and how often before you pick what type of amazon echo device to go for.

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