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Amazon unveils the Echo Show

Amazon has officially unveiled the Echo Show, which is a touchscreen device with Alexa built-in. It can do everything that you love about the original Echo while also being able to show you things.

With the Echo Show, users can watch flash briefings, YouTube videos , see music lyrics, control smart home devices (or view people at your door with Ring video doorbell), look at photos and check the weather and add to items to to-do and shopping lists.

The actual Echo Show device has a 7-inch touchscreen, being powered by a Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, support for dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, dual 2-inch speakers and a 5-megapixel camera. The Echo Show can also connect to the Echo Look camera.

Since the Echo Show has a screen and a camera, you’ll be able to make calls to anyone using the device or the Alexa app. Your friends and family will need the Amazon Alexa app on their phone to be able to call them.

 

With the Echo Show, it brings along  updated Alexa Skills Kit which will be available to developers soon, that will optimize their Alexa Skills for screens and connect smart home camera to Alexa.

The Echo Look is available for pre-order now in the US for $229 but won’t be released until June 28th and comes in two colours, black and white. If you’re planning on buying two Echo Show device, use the coupon code: SHOW2PACK to save a $100, which will make it $360 USD for two.

Source: AmazonAmazon Developers




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