The biggest new improvement to the Echo Show is that it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen.
Amazon announced a new Echo speaker on Tuesday.
It's called the Echo Show, it costs $229.99, and the company says it will start shipping in June.
As with Amazon's other Echo speakers, users will be able to talk to a virtual assistant, Alexa, that can turn on music, read news, and connect with apps like Uber.
The biggest new improvement to the Echo Show from past models is that it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen that can make video calls.
The touchscreen can also play Amazon Video and YouTube videos and display song lyrics, the company said.
Here's how it works:
Amazon's Echo Show is a smart speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen. It comes in black and white.
The biggest new addition is that the Echo Show can make video and voice calls — but only to other Echo owners or to smartphones through the Alexa app. You can tell your speaker, "Alexa, call Dad."
It also plays videos.
And it shows YouTube videos — this could be really handy for video recipes.
Of course, you can order stuff from Amazon with your voice, too.
Echo Show integrates with lots of smart-home products, like cameras from Ring and Arlo and lighting from Philips and SmartThings. With that integration, you can use it to peek in on your children, almost like a baby monitor.
Here are the smart-home products Amazon says Echo Show works with.
You can ask Alexa to randomly flip a coin.
Amazon's latest new feature is called "Drop In," which almost turns the Echo Show into an intercom.
The sound is powered by two big tweeters and some Dolby technology. It's also equipped with eight microphones with beam-forming technology that enables noise cancellation.
Amazon Echo Show works with Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHearRadio, but lyrics work only with Amazon Music.
Here are the full specs:
And more tech specs:
It costs $229 for one, but Amazon is offering $100 off the price of your second Echo Show when you buy two.
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