Amazon Echo Show brings a screen to Alexa

Amazon Echo Show brings a screen to Alexa

Just recently, Echo Look was released, featuring a camera to help you make styling decisions through the use of artificial intelligence, and this week brings about another Echo device, this one being called the Echo Show.

This new device by Amazon is the company's fourth major Echo-branded model.

Amazon said Alexa calling is rolling out today to existing Echo and Echo Dot devices.

As reported earlier, Amazon on Tuesday, has finally introduced the Echo Show.

That means you'll have to wait a month and a half to get your hands on the new speaker if you order it today, although it's nice to see it come simultaneously to both the United States and United Kingdom, after the original Amazon Echo took over a year to arrive in the latter territory. So, the Echo Show includes a 7-inch touch screen that can plug into select services. Alexa can also show YouTube DIY tutorials for simple tasks like cooking, cleaning or anything from YouTube. If so, can you see yourself using it for calling or messaging? As long as you have the Alexa app on your phone you can make and receive calls to and from an Echo Show. Amazon continues to offer the standard Echo and cheaper Echo Dot.

The Echo Show further comes with Dolby-powered speakers for "for crisp vocals and extended bass response" along with eight microphones so it can "hear you from any direction - even while music is playing". So if you ask it for a weather forecast you'll get a graphic representation as well as a spoken reply. No other video call apps work yet, but it's possible it may be updated to work with Skype or Google Duo in the future.

Now available for pre-order, the Echo Show retails for $230 and will begin shipping on June 28, 2017.

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