Alexa and Echo Device Generations

Quick tidbit I discovered while troubleshooting my Echo Dot recently– hope someone else might find it useful.

Have you ever lost track of which generation of Echo Dot you’re working with? 2nd gen, 3rd gen, etc.? The good news is Alexa is savvy enough to tell you which hardware generation you’re talking to, with the simple request of: “Alexa, tell me about this device.”

You’ll wind up with a response along these lines: