Does Echo dot 4th gen need to be plugged in?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) needs to be plugged into an outlet at all times. It does not have a built-in battery, so it cannot be used as a portable speaker. This means that you will need to have a steady power supply for the Echo to function properly.

The Echo (4th Gen) comes with a 30W power adapter that needs to be connected to the speaker through a power cable. The power cable that comes with the speaker is all white and is fairly long, so you shouldn’t have too many issues reaching an outlet. The length of the cable gives you some flexibility in positioning the Echo within a room.

By being plugged into an outlet, the Echo can access a constant power source, ensuring that it is always ready to respond to your voice commands and play music or provide information. This eliminates the need to worry about charging the device or running out of battery power.

Although it may be disappointing that the Echo (4th Gen) is not a portable speaker, this design choice allows Amazon to prioritize audio quality and performance. By being connected to a power source, the Echo can deliver consistent and powerful sound without any compromises.

It is worth noting that the Echo Dot (4th Gen), which is a smaller version of the Echo, also needs to be plugged into an outlet. The same applies to other Echo devices in the Amazon Echo lineup. While some portable speakers on the market offer Bluetooth connectivity and built-in batteries for on-the-go use, the Echo (4th Gen) is designed primarily for use in a stationary setting.

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) requires a constant power supply and needs to be plugged into an outlet at all times. While it may not be a portable speaker, this design choice allows for consistent audio quality and performance without the need for charging or worry about battery life.