Which Echo speakers have creepy built-in?
Amazon’s latest 5th Gen Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock have creepy built-in. The 4th Gen Echo also has creepy built-ins available, with the 4th Gen Echo Dots receiving over-the-air updates to add functionality.
Expand your creepy mesh with Amazon Echo
Amazon owns eero, so it’s only natural that the company would work to make its product lines work more closely together. Amazon is offering its 4th Gen Echo Dot products over-the-air updates to add creepy mesh capabilities. According to Amazon, the update will be available “in the coming months” after the announcement in late September 2022. The 4th Gen Echo and 5th Gen Echo Dots will be ready for eero starting October 20, 2022.
If you already have a compatible Echo device and creepy mesh, you can add the echoes to your mesh using the creepy app. One thing to keep in mind is that the Echos aren’t really designed for this task and are therefore not that fast. Echoes with creepy built-in support speeds up to 100 Mbps with 10 connected devices. While it’s not lightning fast, it’s still plenty of speed for browsing and some light streaming. Outside of a speed test, you may never notice the difference compared to a full creep router.
Amazon wasn’t the first to combine a smart speaker and mesh extender, but it’s the most accessible. Amazon’s Echo Dots are a great candidate for creepy expansion given how many people have already integrated Alexa into their daily lives.
|Row 0 – Cell 0||creepy built-in availability||Capacity|
|Echo (4th Generation)||20-10-2022||10 devices, up to 100 Mbps|
|Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock (5th Generation)||20-10-2022||10 devices, up to 100 Mbps|
|Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock (4th Generation)||Via OTA update in the coming months||10 devices, up to 100 Mbps|
However, there are some limitations to be aware of with creepy built-in devices. First of all, the first generation eero router does not support built-in eero. Eero built-in is supported on all currently available eero routers: eero (3rd generation), eero Pro, eero 6, eero Pro 6, eero 6+, and eero Pro 6E. You also can’t use eero built-in if DFS channels are enabled.
Another consideration is the newer eeros with 160MHz support. As we saw in our eero 6+ review, connecting older eeros to the newer router caused the system to revert to 80MHz at 5GHz. Expanding with an Echo makes the most sense for those using a basic eero or eero Pro. Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 could also be good companions. These are still nice mesh routers, and the cheapest model is still one of the best mesh WiFi routers you can buy.
Echo Dot (5th generation) with creepy Mesh Wifi router
Build a creepy mesh with Echo
You need a creepy router at the core of your creepy mesh with the Echos only able to extend your existing creepy Wi-Fi. This kit gets you off to a good start with the AC1300 eero router and the latest Echo Dot to boost your coverage.