Amazon’s Echo is getting a touchscreen and many new features. The online retailer introduced the Echo Show featuring a 7-inch touchscreen and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. It can also do everything that an Alexa-powered device can do right now, including access third-party skills, tell you the forecast, set a timer, and play music. The Echo Show is available for pre-order in black or white and will start shipping on Wednesday, June 28.
Right now if you buy two of them and enter the code SHOW2PACK at checkout, you’ll activate a special $100 discount. So you’ll get two new Echo Shows for the price of two standard Echos. Go in on this deal with a friend, or buy a few for yourself (they work very well in multiple rooms). Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things.
Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, talk with family and friends (if they have Echos as well), see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask. Select two-day shipping when you checkout, and Amazon says you’ll have it the very day it’s released. Read More ▶
On top of that it’s added some screen-centric tricks, such as voice and video calls and the ability to broadcast images from Ring and Arlo cameras around the home. It also hooks into other smart home devices, such as WeMo and Ecobee thermostats, and Philips Hue light bulbs.
Amazon packed the device with eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation for better voice recognition. Amazon says it can even hear you while blasting your favorite tunes.