Amazon launches a new Echo device with touchscreen

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The new Echo by Amazon has a touch screen and allows users to make video calls

One of the most popular smart devices is Amazon Echo with the virtual assistant Alexa. But, now Amazon has a new member and its dubbed Echo Show. The latest device has everything you need but it also has a touch-screen and some fresh and exciting features.

According to Amazon the Echo Show is “a new way to be together more with the people who matter most”. The screen allows users to make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa app. This is helpful when you are busy and you have to call someone. You just ask Alexa to make the call for you.

And you can also enable a new feature called Drop In for the special cases when you want to connect with your closest friends and family. For example, you can drop in to let the family know it’s time for dinner, see the baby’s nursery, or check in with a close relative.

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If you own an Echo speaker and love it then Echo Show has “everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things”. You can watch YouTube videos, see photos, weather forecasts, your shopping list r even your front door. Just ask Alexa to show you.

For music lovers you can check out lyrics on the screen Amazon Music. Just play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, you can stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
Echo Show has powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
Of course you can control the lights, thermostat and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices. And you can take a peek at you baby’s room or the front door.

Amazon Echo Show is available for pre-order and it costs $229.99 and it will be available on June 28.

For the record Amazon introduced another device not so long ago. We are referring to Echo Look. With Echo Look you can take photos – “Alexa take a picture” – of your everyday look with just your voice. The has a built-in LED lighting and depth-sensing camera that allows you to blur the background in order to make your outfit to pop out.

Also, you can ask Alexa to take a short video or use the Echo Look app and see the outfit from every angle. In addition you can view recommendations that are based on your daily look and use Stye Check for a second opinion. And Echo Look will get smarter over time.


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Author: Martha Papadimitriou

Martha is a journalist, a blog writer, a mother and a bookworm. She studied Journalism and Communication and graduated in 2002. She has a restless spirit and loves to learn new things. Martha also wants to make the world a better place, and when she is not working she enjoys reading and cooking.

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