Amazon Echo update is about to fix one of the biggest problems with this smart speaker

The Echo is undoubtedly one of the best smart speakers available right now.

The £80 device can play music, turns on your lights and even tell you a joke just by speaking to it.

Amazon continues to improve this hugely popular device but one of the issues that it continues to have is its sound quality.

This chink in its otherwise faultless armour has been highlighted even further this year with Apple and Google both releasing incredible sounding intelligent speakers.

Admittedly, the HomePod and Google Home Max do cost a lot more than the Echo but it could definitely do with an audio boost.

Amazon is clearly aware of this problem and so it has now announced the launch of something called the Echo Sub.

This is the first wireless subwoofer for those who want to pump up the bass when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices.

Amazon says users can connect the Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound.

Plus, with the equaliser feature, you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble using the Alexa app.

The Sub will be available later this year and cost £119.99.

Along with this new sound booster Amazon has also announced which now features an improved design and 70 percent louder audio.

Despite the bigger and better features the Dot stays at the same affordable £49.99 price.

Amazon has made some changes to it Echo Plus as well with this device now getting a new look and improved smart home features.

And, you if want an Echo with a viewable screen, the now offers better sound and a 10-inch display.

Finally there was a whole new product launch in Seattle with the unveiling of something called the Echo Input.

Unlike the Echo and Echo Dot, there’s no in-built audio but with this skinny device simply adding Alexa support to any speaker via a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth.

At just £34.99 it could be hugely popular.

“We want you to have access to Alexa everywhere—in your kitchen, in your living room, in your office, and more,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Amazon Devices International.

“Today, we’re excited to expand the number of ways that customers can add Alexa to their homes, so they can use Alexa to make their lives more convenient and easy.”