We had been hearing reports recently that Amazon has a new Echo product in the pipeline. In was said to be the first Echo device with a touchscreen. We even saw a leaked render of this product a couple of days ago and today, the company has made the official announcement. It has officially confirmed the price and specs of the Amazon Echo Show.
It’s quite similar to the normal Echo smart speaker. It’s powered by Alexa so it can do anything and everything that you can do with a normal Echo speaker. However, the integrated display opens up a whole world of possibilities.
The Echo Show is going to use its display to provide users with more information about their queries. For example, asking Alexa about the weather is going to bring up detailed weather information on the display. It can even be used to play video news briefings from networks like CNN.
Amazon Echo Show is also capable of accessing photos stored on Prime Photos which enables the device to double as a digital photo frame. If it’s being used to stream music from Amazon Music, the display can show lyrics for that track.
The Echo Show can be hooked up to Wi-Fi enabled cameras so that it can show the feeds when asked by the user. There’s even support for voice and video calls which will work through the Alexa app.
Amazon Echo Show is being offered in black and white colors for $229.99 respectively. Pre-orders are open now and shipments begin June 28th.