Compare to the older echo, the new Amazon Echo 2nd Generation has a speaker that is one level higher. In turns of its look, the previous one is like a tall glass of water bottle, whereas the new one looks like a beer can. As for this 2nd generation, Amazon offers 6 changeable outer shells for you to choose from. Personally, I use the black one as I find it blends in with my room well.
There have been reviews out there that say that the 2nd generation has a quieter sound; however, I find it better than the 1st generation, and I had no problem with the 1st gen. either.
Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more
New speaker. now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.
Watch Echo 2nd Gen. In Action