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This article was published on May 9, 2017

Amazon officially unveils its screen-equipped smart speaker – the Echo Show


Amazon officially unveils its screen-equipped smart speaker – the Echo Show
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It is official. Amazon has added yet another product to the Echo lineup – the Echo Show.

Featuring a small 7-inch touchscreen, the new smart speaker will come with support for the company’s artificial intelligence Alexa. It will also offer users the ability to make video calls, play videos from various platforms like YouTube and even display visuals to accompany your queries to Alexa.

Rumors about the Echo Show initially surfaced in November last year, when reports speculated Amazon is gearing up to unveil a supersized smart speaker with a touchscreen.

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Here are some of the specs and features Amazon touts about the Echo Show on its website:

  • Support for video including music clips, security camera footage, photos, weather forecasts and more.
  • 5MP camera for hands-free video calls.
  • On-screen lyrics for tracks played from Amazon Music, with support for Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and others.
  • Compatible with third-party surveillance systems like Ring and Arlo.

The Echo Show will ship at the price of $229.99, but Amazon is currently running a promo campaign that lets you grab two with a $100 discount.

Check out the new smart speaker here.

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