Amazon’s line of Echo devices are the top choice of consumers, particularly the Echo 2nd Generation, which features speaker upgrades and multiple case choices. But as great as it is, man can’t live by Echo alone.
There are tons of accessories to improve and enhance your experience, from Smart TV’s to wall mounts, and our list of these must-have Amazon Echo 2nd Gen Accessories will help you learn all about them.
And of course, after you read our choices you can just ask Alexa to order them!
Amazon Echo 2nd Gen Accessories
- 1 Amazon Echo 2nd Gen Accessories
- 1.1 All-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote
- 1.2 Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) and Echo Plus Battery Base by Smatree,Make Your Echo/Echo Plus Portable
- 1.3 Speaker Stands for Alexa Echo 2nd Generation
- 1.4 Echo Buttons, an Alexa Gadget (2 Pack)
- 1.5 Echo Connect – requires Echo device, home phone service, and smartphone for set up
- 1.6 TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere
- 1.7 Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub
- 1.8 Echo Dot Smart Speakers
For anyone who loves to watch TV and stream, whether it’s Netflix, Prime video, or your favorite shows, Fire TV is a must to go with your Echo. You can use Alexa to play, stop, rewind, and pause whatever you’re watching- so you can control what’s on screen without ever having to put your popcorn down.
And you can also use Alexa to find out when your show is airing, the names of the actor’s your watching, other shows and movies they’ve been in, and more. Makes watching TV a lot easier and more enjoyable.
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) and Echo Plus Battery Base by Smatree,Make Your Echo/Echo Plus Portable
If you ever thought about using your Echo 2 outside for a few hours now you can thanks to this ingenious battery base. It plugs in, so you can use it at home for extended use but the beauty of it is you can charge the base and then use your Echo for 5 to 10 hours without needing an outlet. And your device clicks right in, for a snug, secure fit.
Bear in mind, some things may drain your battery quicker, like continuous music play, putting it closer to a 5-hour battery life. Still, 5 hours gets you an afternoon at the park, making it more than worth it. Oh, and it can charge your phone too due to a USB port.
The Echo 2 has improved speakers, so why not maximize it with this cool stand. The sleek look of it compliments your device and allows it to project across the room as well as pick up your voices with no interference.
The stand is made of a matte black sand-blasted anodized material, giving stability to your Echo 2. Which means if someone bumps into it, or your dog runs past it the stand will keep your gadget safe and upright. A simple solution if you have a house full of kids and pets or just want to protect your investment.
If you and your loved ones like to play games or you have game night with your friends the Echo buttons are a must-have for your Echo 2. As you can see from the picture they are actual buttons and act like a game show buzzer, allowing you to “buzz” in if you are playing a game using your Echo.
They give your game play a real game-show feel and prevent arguments about who rang in first! A fun way to elevate your gameplay.
Hands-free dialing is a snap with an Echo 2 and this device called the Echo Connect. All you have to do is connect your existing landline to the Connect and you can use your Echo 2nd Gen to call anyone.
And since you are using your phone line, friends and family will know who’s calling, so you can have Alexa dial-up mom or call your doctor even if your elbow deep in pizza dough.
If you’re not sure about automating your home but want to test-drive the idea these plugs are a good start. They’re easy to install and once they are you can plug any lamp or device into it to turn them on and off using Alexa.
For instance, you can have her turn the TV on or shut off the light while you lay in bed. And using the app you can even control them when you’re not home!
On the other hand, if you plan to outfit your home with smart devices from floor to ceiling, or already have, the SmartThings hub is an accessory you’ll need. This hub can help Alexa control a myriad of devices, from Honeywell thermostats and Kwikset smart locks to the Philips Hue bulbs and more.
The hub lets you find and recognize devices and is easy to use; plus, it is compatible with so many brands, so you won’t have to switch things out or look for an obscure brand.
Last, but not least, if you have an Echo 2, why not pair it with an Echo Dot? This smaller version is affordable, so you can put one in your kid’s room or the bedroom to communicate with your family.
Also, with the Dot, you won’t have to move the Echo 2 if you have multiple floors and can communicate between the 2 devices to control the lights and more. Thinks of it like an upgraded intercom service, only better.
As you can see there are lots to choose from on our list of Amazon Echo 2nd Gen Accessories. Each one has something different to offer and will dramatically improve how you use your Echo 2. And best of all they are all reasonably priced, so you can pick up more than one to cover all of your needs.