Amazon’s new Echo Show device is hitting stores on the 29th June, and the company has released some new videos demonstrating the device.
The videos show music controls, playing movie trailers, managing your shopping list and setting an alarm.
While the videos show the device to be functional, it also demonstrates Amazon being quite obstinate about voice control when touching the screen would be faster, and I think shows that there is still room for competitors like Microsoft’s upcoming Home Hub to deliver a more intelligent and intuitive interface.
For instance, Home Hub’s home screen will show the calendar for the family, their to-do lists, as well as all of their notes. According to previous reports, Home Hub will be able to distinguish between different users just like Google’s Home speaker, meaning that users should be able to check out their own personal to-do lists, and schedule on their family’s Home Hub as well. The welcome screen in Home Hub devices will apparently be always on. Home Hub is expected to arrive in Windows 10 with the next major update that’s scheduled to arrive around September of this year.
See the videos below:
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. See more about the device at Amazon here.
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