Amazon announced Echo Show
Amazon announced Echo Show with a touchscreen and built-in Alexa virtual assistant. We have witnessed a lot of leaks over the last few days. Finally we learned that it would be pre-ordered via Amazon at a price of $ 229.99.
The Echo Show eventually has all the features from the standard model. Many of the new features which are added use the capacities of the built-in display. The show’s screen allows users to get more answers about Alexa queries. For example, it is possible to get a complete report when the weather is asked, and the steps of each recipe can be followed up on the screen. In addition, news summaries from sources like CNN or videos like YouTube and Amazon Video can also be viewed on the device.
Like most other Amazon products, it works best with the company’s own services. The screen can work like a photo frame by taking photos stored in the Prime Photos service. Or it shows the lyrics on the screen while playing songs from Amazon Music. Amazon says the device can also connect to Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras, so users can start watching video camera images only by voice commands.
The most interesting innovation is the video and audio call feature. If there is an Alexa application, it is possible to make phone calls or accept incoming calls via the Echo Show, but Skype support is not currently available. Amazon also offers a feature called “Drop In,” which allows you to make phone calls with designated friends or family members at any time. It takes about 10 seconds to reject the Drop In call to the other party or to just switch to voice mode. Amazon says that you can use this feature only in a small number of cases, for example when you want to check the status of an older relative.
The Echo Show comes with a microphone technology similar to the normal Echo. However, there are eight microphones instead of seven. The screen has a size of 7-inch. A 5-megapixel front camera and a pair of two-inch speakers are also available on the device. The company will start shipping the device to customers as of June 28th. Amazon is offering a $ 360 price for those who want to buy two items at a promotional price.