Amazon Launches Echo Show
Adapting the old adage “show don’t tell,” Amazon introduced Echo Show, a Wi-Fi-enabled Echo device that uses Alexa to field voice requests from users at home but delivers answers to a seven-inch screen that can also be used for video calls. The new feature is called Alexa Calling. Early Echo devices focused on Alexa repeating an answer through a speaker, although users did receive visuals on the mobile phone. Echo Show has Dolby-powered speakers to play music, and the screen has a range of uses such as displaying weather forecasts, shopping lists, YouTube videos, a feed from the baby’s room using a synced baby monitor as well as other smart home products.