It is very easy to set up the Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation). It takes only a couple of minutes to set it up and then you’re good to go. It has the same spherical design as previous generations, it weighs around 300g and measures 3.9 x 3.5 inches. Even with small hands, it’s simple to grip it has the size of an oversized tennis ball.This generation doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack so it is a disappointment for those who are looking to connect it to larger speakers, but you can always use Bluetooth instead and there’s only one cable to plug in – the power cable. Up top is volume buttons, an Alexa action button, and a button to mute it so it won’t hear what you’re saying. If you hit the mute button, the speaker lights up red to let you know it can’t hear anything, with red denoting it’s actively listening for a command.
This new Echo Dot has tap controls, tapping the top of the speaker pauses a song, ends a call, or snoozes an alarm depending on the situation. The Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) works most same as previous generations in everyday use. Say ‘Alexa’ followed by seemingly any request and it’ll do the work. You can get high accuracy; even with a little clear voice, it can hear us speak. There are numerous Alexa skills are so you can do a lot here, especially once you’ve set up all your smart home devices with it. The Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) now also has a built-in temperature sensor. If you want certain Alexa routines to automatically run when the temperature changes, things just got far more accessible. The supporting Alexa app is easy to use, so you can quickly search for Alexa skills you may not have known before, pair up an ever-growing list of devices, as well as set up routines, and make your home near terrifyingly automated at times.
The Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) works with almost every music service let it be Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, and Amazon Music. However you listen, the Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) isn’t the strongest performing speaker out there, but it makes a good attempt at things. The 5th generation Echo Dot has a little bet heavy bass comparatively to the 4th generation and depending on the track you’re listening to, it can get a touch muddy. You can notice that the Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) can’t get the nuances quite right with some weaker clarity and lacking some crispness.