Amazon’s Echo Show is the newest addition to the company’s Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs. The Echo Show is equipped with a seven-inch screen that plays media, responds to voice commands and can be used to make video calls.
- What is it? The newest entry in Amazon’s voice-activated line of Echo products.
- How much will it cost? rumoured to be £220 in the UK.
- When is it out? June 28 and up for pre-order now on Amazon US with no official UK.
Amazon Echo Show features
As well as the Alexa voice assistant, which we’ve become familiar with thanks to its inclusion in existing Amazon Echo speakers and Amazon Fire TV devices, the Amazon Echo Show is equipped with both a screen and a webcam, which will allow it to both show you, as well as tell you, information.
The screen is seven inches in size, and is touchscreen-enabled. It’s capable of showing notifications, playing internet video, and showing lyrics on Amazon Music, among other things, and it can also facilitate conversations between different devices in the same house.
The screen can also be configured to show a live video feed from elsewhere in the house through compatible third-party security cameras.
In addition to the screen, the Amazon Echo Show is also equipped with a camera, as is the recently announced Amazon Echo Look. Amazon is pitching the Look as a style accessory, which will, for example, analyse your clothes in order to offer outfit suggestions.
This functionality will presumably also be making its way to the new Amazon Echo Show, although this is yet to be confirmed.
The Show is available in black or white color options.
Size: 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm)
Weight: 41.0 oz. (1170 grams). Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
Display: 7″ touchscreen
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks.
Bluetooth Connectivity: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show or from Echo Show to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices.
Audio: Dual 2 inch stereo speakers
Alexa App: The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices.
Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities