Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Review

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is the fourth-generation Amazon Echo speaker. It is a well and one of the most popular smart speakers. The Amazon Echo third-generation Echo was a small, doughy-looking speaker. The main change for the fourth generation is a decent-sounding speaker and a larger, rounder body than the previous generation.

Pros and Cons of Amazon Echo (4th Gen)


  • As powerful as the Echo Plus.
  • Strong base for the size.
  • Built-in smart home hub.
  • Good build quality.
  • Alexa is friendly with lots of smart home products.
  • The built-in mic is good at picking up the wake word


  • High frequencies do not get quite as much finesse as they could.
  • Alexa can be uncooperative to talk to.
  • The round design is nice, but not for everybody.
  • Alexa app is confusing at first.
  • No YouTube compatibility by default.

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Specs

Physical Connections3.5mm
Voice AssistantAmazon Alexa

Key Features

Premium Sound

The rich sound that automatically adapts to any room of your big house. It supports lossless HD audio.

Voice Control Your Music

It can stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Spotify, and more.

Alexa Is Ready To Help

You can set timers, reminders, and alarms. Alexa answers your questions like “Alexa, what time is it?”, “When is the time for the next meeting?”

Connect With Others Hands-Free

You can call your friends and family members who have the Alexa app or an Echo device. Immediately call in on other room’s members or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.

How do you connect to the Amazon Echo (4th Gen)?

It is very easy to Connect to play music on the Echo (4th Gen). What are the processes? At first, all you need to do is plug the speaker in and download the Amazon Alexa app. Then the app will lead you through the process of adding a new device to the Wi-Fi network to get it set up to use. If you are trying to connect any other Smart home appliances, the process is a little more involved. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Click on the Devices tab on the bottom row.
  3. Click on the + icon on the top right and select “Add Device.”
  4. Select the kind of device you’re trying to connect and follow the instructions.

How do you charge the Amazon Echo (4th Gen)?

You don’t need to charge! The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is not a portable speaker. It has Bluetooth 5.0. This needs to be plugged into an outlet at all times via the 30W adapter on the back. The power cable that comes with the speaker is white and long too.

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) has power input along the back

Bottom Line

The Amazon Echo (4th gen.) is a great smart speaker. It is popular for the price as long as you live in an Alexa world. It sounds clear and good. The LED ring on the bottom makes it very perfect and clear when the microphone is listening and when it isn’t.

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) FAQs

Q: Does it requires a smartphone to set up the speaker or can it be done via Alexa assistance for a blind person?

Ans: Echos (4th Gen) need you to set up via the app on a Smartphone, or via a website like primarily. Then once set up, you would be able to do it all via voice commands.

Q: Do you need to subscribe to get music?

Ans: You can access Echos (4th Gen) a limited number of songs for free via Amazon Music. However, if you want the full capabilities of Amazon Music and access to its full library, you will have to buy a subscription. You can also plug in free Spotify to listen to on your Echo. But it also will not afford you the same capabilities that a Spotify Premium subscription would.

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