Amazon Echo Show is a Voice-Assistant with Alexa, Touchscreen, and Camera

Elizabeth Williams
May 20, 2017

The launch of the Echo Show is Amazon's latest effort to make Alexa a key part of its customers' lives and dominate the nascent voice-powered computing market.

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

The Amazon Echo Show features a 7 inch touchscreen display and it comes with Alexa and has a number of new functions over the current Alexa enabled devices, have a look at the video below.

Amazon Echo Show is up for pre-order now and ships June 28. Here's the Echo Show, an Echo with a touchscreen and camera.

To start a call, you'll need to wake the Echo up by saying "Alexa" and then ask it to call someone, for example "call dad". It will also have the ability to make and receive both phone and video calls, though it may have limited capabilities on that front at first. Pretty much anything you'd rather see than be told.

The Amazon Echo Show is pretty pricey, but it seems like it's definitely worth it.

Another feature called "Drop In" lets your friends, uh, drop in on your Echo Show's screen to basically say "what's up?" YouTube videos, lyrics for the songs you love - those are among the things you can see on the screen. It has eight microphones, so that it never misses your voice commands.

But what exactly is the new feature all about and how do you go about using it? It'll also play video for you, broadcast news, and even act as a monitor for other rooms in the house.

How do I use Amazon Alexa calling and messaging?

Confirming what was rumored earlier today due to a leak, Amazon has announced that the Amazon Echo Show will be released on June 28 in both the USA and United Kingdom, with pre-orders open now.

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