After being extensively leaked Amazon has made the Echo Show official.
In the video above Amazon makes a pretty good use case for the device, particularly for separated families where the added visual element is an important factor.
Besides video calling the added upgraded device brings:
- 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
Amazon is offering a buy one, get $100 off the second one deal at present, with the device expected to ship on the 29th June 2017.
I would assume our readers would agree that Amazon has raised the bar somewhat again. See more about the device at Amazon here.