Amazon officially announced about Echo family newcomer, Echo Show. Echo Show is a smart speaker with a built-in camera and touch-screen display. The announce of the device wasn’t a surprise. The photos of it leaked into the Net few days earlier.
Echo Show combines the functionality of a home assistant Alexa with 7-inch touch-screen. The screen can display weather forecasts, calendar dates, lyrics and much more relevant to your voice enquiry. The device is equipped with a video camera that is activated during video calls using technology similar to FaceTime or Skype.
Using the same command as with any other Echo speaker, a user may ask Alexa to play some music. Echo Show in this case show song lyrics on the screen using Amazon Music service. You can also ask Alexa to play a video and she will do so using YouTube app. There is no information available about alternative video playback options.
Video call option allows you to communicate with other owners of Echo Show or of Echo app on iOS or Android devices. Additionally, Alexa Calling service also allows you to make voice only calls connecting even those who have Echo or Echo Dot devices without a built-in camera.