Amazon Echo Show Alexa voice assistant : Amazon has announced the Echo Show. There have been rumors about this smart speaker for some time, now the digital Alexa voice assistant is officially unveiled. The Echo Show succeeds the current Echo-speaker, the device can answer questions, operate smart devices at home -like lamps or a thermostat- and you can order products on Amazon. The Echo Show features a 7-inch touchscreen display, a Dolby speaker is placed directly underneath the display. While the previous model had a round and high design, the Amazon Echo Show is a compact, standing square model.
Amazon Echo Show features
The Echo Show speaker can connect to services like Amazon Music and Spotify to play your favorite music. Videos can be watched through Amazon video, YouTube and Movie trailers. You can also ask Alexa for the weather forecast.
The Amazon speaker is equipped with 8 microphones, enabling the device to hear you even when you're on the other side of the room. In addition, the Amazon gadget comes with a camera equipped, which allows for video calling. You can also make audio calls. The only requirement, the recipient must have the Alexa app installed on his or her smartphone.
Additionally, you can use the Echo Show as a security camera. When you connect the Amazon speaker with a smart camera, the Alexa voice assistant displays the videos captured by the security camera, right on the 7" screen.
Amazon Echo Show price & availability
In the USA, the Amazon Echo Show is available from June 28, 2017, the speaker has a recommended retail price of $230 USD. Various other Echo products are currently on sale at Amazon. If and when the smart speaker comes to Europe is still unknown.
Digital voice assistants in 2017
2017 is the year of voice assistants. Earlier this year, Samsung released the Bixby assistant for its Galaxy S8 smartphones and on June 5, 2017, Apple will probably launch her own Siri speaker.