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Amazon's new Echo smart speaker with a touchscreen launches tomorrow

Amazon's new Echo smart speaker with a touchscreen launches tomorrow

Building on the existing library of home voice commands in previous Echo products, now you can ask Alexa to play music and the Show will display music lyrics on the screen.

Something that may come in handy to new parents is the option of being able to connect the Echo Show to a smart home camera then use it as a voice-activated baby monitor.

It seems like Amazon is marketing the Echo Show as the hands-free device for your living room or kitchen. The Show brings a 7-inch touch-screen display to the Echo family, so you can make and take video calls, with actual people. The Echo Show details will be posted as soon as it became available in the market.




The Show is a radical departure from previous Echo devices as it can provide you with information visually (via its screen) as well as through sound. In late April, Amazon unveiled the Echo Look, which sports a camera to judge your outfits, for $200.

While Show has numerous same functions as the traditional Echo speaker, it looks significantly different and comes with added features. Pre-order starts from today for $229.99 and will be shipped at June 28. It can double as an Alarm clock by your bed, or be an extra helper in the kitchen for checking news or watching YouTube videos.

The Echo Show has eight microphones and beam-forming audio tech to better pick up voice commands. If you want two of them, you can use the promo code SHOW2PACK upon checkout to get $100 off your order. In addition to managing your devices with Alexa, the updated Alexa App lets you call and message Amazon Echo and Echo Dot owners, and anyone else with the Alexa App on their phones.


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