By James Scout/ September 29, 2022
Soon, Eero's Wi-Fi routers can use the fourth-generation Echo and Echo Dot speakers from Amazon as mesh extenders.
Alexa-enabled smart homes already have multiple Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers. Eero, a mesh networking company, owned by Amazon, aims to employ such speakers as mesh Wi-Fi extenders.
The functionality will become available on Oct. 20 as a free software update for the spherical, fourth-generation Amazon Echo and the recently announced fifth-generation Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock smart speakers,
which were also revealed during Amazon's autumn hardware and services event. In the months ahead, the over-the-air update will also hit fourth-gen Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock devices.
Once Eero is installed, you'll need to link your home network with your Amazon account in the Eero app and turn on the Eero Built-In feature. From there, your compatible smart speakers can rebroadcast the Wi-Fi signal from any of Eero's mesh routers with speeds of up to 100Mbps.