Amazon Echo Show – Amazon introduces new voice assistant with a touchscreen

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Amazon Echo Show – Amazon introduces new voice assistant with a 7″ touchscreen.

Amazon today introduced new voice assistant Amazon Echo Show with a 7″ touchscreen. Echo Show is a new touchscreen device compared to the earlier released voice assistant amazon echo and echo dot. It comes with same features as the earlier echo only the echo show now has the capability to stream videos and pictures like a smart phone.  You can stream videos from YouTube, play music from Spotify, amazon music etc.  It also has a built in 5 MP front facing camera to stream live video or video call (like Skype and facetime).  The video calling can be done from smart phone with the Alexa app.

The Alexa app is compatible with amazon’s fire os and also with android and ios. It comes with a Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities.

Amazon echo comes with a 8 microphone, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, which helps in hearing the voice from any direction even when music is playing. It also works with other smart home devices like lights, camera, thermostat etc. like the previous amazon echo and echo dot. Smart home devices like Philips Hue, Smartthings, Ecobee, Wink, WeMo are also supported to control the home automation with the amazon echo show. Check amazon.com for more details.

As per Amazon, if there are multiple devices like the previous version, voice command will activate the nearest device. It works with the same wake up word or keyword “Alexa”

You can connect other Bluetooth devices to amazon echo show like bluetooth speakers to get voice output to your speakers. Currently supported music apps are amazon music, Pandora, Spotify, iheartradio and tunein

The voice assistant  is now available for pre-order on amazon.com for $229.99. It will be available from June 28th, 2017.  Amazon is currently offering two devices for a $100 discount. Click here to buy.