Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) with 10-inch Display and Smart Home Hub Launched in India
Amazon has today announced the all-new Echo Show to add to its existing lineup of Echo devices in India, that includes the Echo Input, Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Spot, and Echo Plus. A few highlighting features of the device include a 10-inch HD display, a built-in smart home hub, and a Dolby processing support speaker.
The Echo Show features a fabric design on the rear with a 10-inch HD display on the front, which is big enough to showcase your favorite audio or video content. It has a dual, side-firing 2” Neodymium drivers, passive bass radiator, and Dolby processing to deliver a powerful, yet clear audio experience for all your music. The device comes with eight-microphone array and ‘far-field’ technology to differentiate user voice from ambient sound. It also has a 5MP front-facing camera with support for high-definition video calling.
Amazon Echo Show Features
- Ask Alexa to show movie trailers, video news bulletins, and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video or Facebook photos. In addition to that, you can also ask Alexa to show weather, pull up your shopping list, and watch your favorite music videos from Hungama.
- Request a ride from Ola, recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor, horoscope from Ganeshaspeaks, wisdom from Sadhguru, news briefing from Aaj Tak, cricket update from ESPN Cricinfo, and more.
- Play Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Hungama Music, Gaana or TuneIn, with the ability to adjust the treble, mid, and bass levels using only your voice, or set up multi-room music to play music across compatible Echo devices throughout your home.
- Ask Alexa to turn on the lights or use the touch-screen to turn devices on and off by setting up the compatible light bulbs and plugs with the help of the built-in Zigbee smart home hub. Simply say, “Alexa, discover my devices”, to perform the actions automatically. Additionally, you can also use Alexa Routines to complete multiple tasks like controlling smart home devices, playing music, getting news information, and much more, with the help of just one voice command.
- Call your family and friends who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App, using the 5MP front-facing cameras, with commands like – “Alexa, call mom”. You can also you the Drop-In feature to check in on the kids’ room and join their playtime, remotely.
- Open the built-in browser with the help of commands like – “Alexa, open Firefox”, and use the on-screen keyboard to enter a URL, search the web, and watch videos. You can also bookmark your favorite websites.
- Enable Alexa captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between color correction options on Echo devices with a screen. In addition to that, you can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and get spoken feedback for your selections.
Amazon Echo Show Pricing and Availability
The all-new Amazon Echo Show is priced at Rs 22,999. It will be available starting today on Amazon, along with a few select offline retailers.
Customers who buy the Amazon Echo Show also get a few exciting offers like- a Philips Hue bulb for absolutely free, Rs 2,000 cashback on purchase via Citibank Credit and Debit cards, and No-Cost EMI of Rs 1,917 across a few different banks.