Say hello to our long love Amazon Echo’s big brother – Amazon Echo Show. As the name suggests, the design of the Echo appears as an Alexa-integrated tablet, with Amazon’s long-trusted powerful speaker on the bottom.
The first impression of the device is appealing, as it flaunts an impeccable glossy black plastic exterior with a 7-inch touchscreen. The Show features every functionality like its predecessors i.e., The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. But with the Echo Show, most of the information is presented in video format. How cool is that!
As mentioned earlier, the Echo Show comes with every feature as its predecessors but is capable of so much more.
For instance, let us assume that you have smart cameras in your home. You can simply ask Alexa to show what’s happening in your living room, the results are delivered instantaneously, which is a lot faster than using a smartphone.
Another great feature is the music playback. With the Echo Show, you can use applications like Spotify, and the screen displays the album art, lyrics, and touch controls for the app. This was unavailable in the previous version of the Echo.
Amazon Echo Show also supports YouTube videos, but if you are a Netflix fan, then there is bad news for you. You can control the video playback using both voice and touch control. The Echo Show even allows you to make video calls, between different Echo Show devices. The front facing camera provides a good video quality, while the speakers offer crystal clear voice. All you have to do is name the person on your contact list, and Alexa will take care of the rest.
Besides that, the Show is the largest sounding Echo yet. It has two powerful inbuild speakers, designed to provide a booming sound. It doesn’t have a great amount of bass to compete with Monster wireless speakers. But, it is good enough for a mid-sized kitchen or a living room.
The Amazon Echo Show is labeled with a moderate price tag – $200, which is quite a bargain for a product that offers so much. However, critics believe that the screen is just a regular add-on for Alexa, and is not essential. The price may be negotiable as it includes a screen, but people are not yet ready to pay $200 for an Echo device.