Amazon Tap is part of the Alexa family. Tap has the same tower-like form factor as Amazon Echo, but it’s cordless, has a 9-hour battery life and can be easily moved around your home
Amazon Tap is part of Amazon’s Alexa family of voice-enabled assistants. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service.
Amazon Tap can stream music directly over Wi-Fi from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. And when you’re on the go, streaming music is just as easy using your phone or other mobile device’s hotspot. You can also connect via Bluetooth to your music, including iTunes.
When connected to Wi-Fi you can access Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter. Just tap the microphone button and ask to hear news, set a timer, get the weather, and more. New skills are continually added - such as ordering a pizza from Domino’s, opening your garage with Garageio, and requesting a ride from Uber.
A single battery charge provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback to keep you entertained - wherever you are. The included Charging Cradle makes recharging effortless, even while listening. And when Amazon Tap’s battery is low Alexa will say “Just so you know, the battery is currently low.”
The optional Amazon Tap Sling protects against bumps and drops. Sling lets you pop your own color while listening to your personalized playlist. Available in six colors - ranging from classic to vibrant.
Amazon Tap, which will ship March 31, 2016, is available for pre-order on Amazon’s website.