Amazon Introduces New Echo Show With Touch Screen And Alexa Calling

In addition to Echo features users are already familiar with, Echo Show will also display extra information on Alexa queries.

A small image of Amazon Echo's new model was first spotted by AFTVnews on Amazon's servers before prolific leaker Evan Blass stepped in and shared high-resolution pictures of the upcoming device.

Amazon has announced a new smart speaker called the Echo Show, which combines its Alexa voice assistant with a 7-inch touch screen and video calling capabilities.

The most important part of the Echo Show is the video and voice calls.

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The device has compatibility with smart home products such as Ring and Arlo, so you can ask Alexa to show you the baby's room or your front door.

Do you have an Amazon Echo device? That brings the price to $179.99 each, or the same as the Echo - and lets you make two-way video calls. With the new Amazon Echo also sporting a camera, there is the possibility that it will also be able to assist users with their fashion choices. In April this year, Amazon had unveiled the Echo Look. No UK pricing or release date has yet been announced.

If you aren't ready to upgrade to an Echo Show, voice calling features will be rolling out to the full Echo lineup soon.

While the Echo Look can only be purchased with an invitation, Amazon will likely launch a massive marketing push for the Amazon Echo with a touchscreen. That's not the only big news that the company had to share today, though. Alexa will be able to hear all voice commands, as long as its woken up by saying, "Alexa", "Amazon", "Echo" or "Computer". Alexa has since expanded to more smart speakers, tablets, and phones.

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