According to Amazon's Echo Show product page, the $230 Dollars device features all of the hands-free voice-activated features of Alexa, as well as a 7-inch touchscreen that displays photos, YouTube videos, weather forecasts, music lyrics and more.
Some criticized the look of the Echo Show when the leaked images hit the net.
The device is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com for the price of $229.99. The Amazon Echo show allows the users to do much more than ever before. It's powered by Alexa so it can do anything and everything that you can do with a normal Echo speaker. As you'd expect, every Alexa "skill" that's supported on other Echo devices is also available for the Echo Show.
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It will be interesting to see whether this functionality is increased in the future to allow it to make voice calls outside of the home. Amazon says the Show will be able to stream video clips, but doesn't mention the ability to watch full TV episodes or movies.
Amazon Echo vs Dot vs Tap: Which is right for you? The 7-inch screen (with an unknown resolution) will show YouTube videos, photos and help users create lists.
The Echo Show integrates with compatible home security cameras like Ring and Arlo to beam the video feed to the integrated screen. Through the Alexa smartphone app, you can see your contacts who have Alexa and have enabled the calling and messaging feature. You can download Amazon Alexa from the App Store for free.
Pre-orders of the new Amazon Echo Show are set to ship June 28th to U.S. residents. You can give your friends and family access and it will display whether they were recently using their own Echo Shows.