Amazon has just announced it’s latest voice activated smart touchscreen speaker called the Echo Show. Just like the previous Echo devices, Echo show also features Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant but in addition to that you are now getting a 7-inch touchscreen and front-facing camera for video calling.
It’s the 7-inch touch screen display and 5MP front facing camera that sets the Echo Show apart from previous Echo units, allowing it to play YouTube videos, security cameras, shopping lists, photos, and more. The Echo Show also integrates with Amazon Music to provide on-screen lyrics and it can stream audio from others services like of Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio through its Dolby speakers.
The addition of a screen also makes the Echo Show compatible with a greater variety of IoT devices, including Netgear’s lineup of Arlo smart home cameras. Echo Show houses eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation to help the unit pick up your voice no matter where you are.
The Echo Show is available for pre-order from today for $229.99 in the US (£220 in the UK and €240 in Germany) and will be shipped on June 28. It can be picked up in two colours, black or white, and also purchase two which will save you 100 bucks.
Pre-order the all new Echo Show here.