NEW! Amazon Echo Show – UK Price…Release Date… Where to buy…What to know!
Amazon has just announced the Amazon Echo Show, the newest entry in Amazon's voice-activated line of Echo products and the first device to be equipped with a screen, which combines the Amazon Alexa voice assistant with a touchscreen and webcam.
The Amazon Echo Show follows in the footsteps of the Amazon Echo Look, which combined Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant with a camera that can take pictures and offer style recommendations. What’s radically different is that the Amazon Echo Show can provide you with information via its screen as well as through sound - previous speakers could only use voice to communicate.
How much will Amazon Echo Show cost?
US$229.99 in the USA
£220 in the UK (rumours suggest)
When will it be launched?
On June 28th in the USA and available for pre-order now on Amazon.com (the US website)
Can I buy Amazon Echo Show direct from Amazon.com and have it delivered to me in the UK?
Err, no. I just tried it. There are restrictions on this product that stop you, probably mostly to do with UK import tax & duties. But you can get around shipping restrictions when an online retailer doesn't ship to the UK, using an international forwarding service like Borderlinx (Just register for a free account, and instantly get your own international forwarding addresses to use with online retailers - http://www.borderlinx.com/GB/en/pages/buy-on-amazon-com-and-ship-to-the-uk)
The Amazon Echo Show is equipped with the Alexa voice assistant, a webcam, and a seven inch touchscreen enabled screen, eight microphones, and Bluetooth, so it will can both tell you and show you information.
Some of the things it can do are: show notifications, play internet video, show lyrics on Amazon Music, and facilitate conversations between different devices in the same house.
Here’s the Amazon Echo Show blurb on Amazon.com:
• Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
• Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot.
• See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
• Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
• Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
• With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
• Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more
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