Introducing The Amazon Alexa Show

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimised for visibility  across the room. Call or message your family and friends who also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All you have to do is ask. Available fromm http://amzn.to/2zT30W8

Echo Show has eight microphones and beam-forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. When you want to use Echo Show, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo Show responds instantly

Introducing a new way to be together more with the people who matter most. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App. When you’re busy making dinner, just ask Alexa to place a call from your Echo Show to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.

You can also enable a new feature called Drop In for the special cases when you want to connect with your closest friends and family. For example, you can drop in to let the family know it’s time for dinner, see the baby’s nursery or check in with a close relative. With Drop In, you’re always in control—turn it on or off at any time, select who is allowed to drop in on you and choose which devices are available for Drop In. You can also decline Drop Ins.

With the Alexa App, conversations and contacts go where you go. When you’re away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family’s Echo. Alexa calling and messaging is available at no additional cost—to get started download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smart phone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number. Learn more

For news and information you can see and hear, just ask Alexa for your video flash briefing from the BBC, The Telegraph and more. Curious about the latest film trailers? Just ask. 

Echo Show helps keep you organised at home. Start a timer in the kitchen and watch as it counts down, or easily see and manage your family’s calendar. Sign in to the Alexa App to take your to-do and shopping lists with you. Instantly add an item to your list with Echo and see it in your Alexa App when out shopping. 

Powered by Dolby, Echo Show is fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response and expansive sound. Watch as the display comes alive to show song lyrics, custom stations, curated playlists and album art with Amazon Music. Listen to tens of millions of songs with Amazon Music Unlimited. With multi-room musicsupport, you can play music across multiple Echo devices simultaneously (Available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify (coming soon); Bluetooth not supported).

Echo Show also connects to Spotify, TuneIn and more, giving you voice control for your music. Echo Show is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services such as Apple Music from your phone or tablet.

Equipped with eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you across the room from any direction—even while music is playing.

When you want to use Echo Show, simply say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo Show lights up and streams audio to the cloud. The Alexa Voice Service is then used to recognise and respond to your request instantly. If you have more than one Echo Show, Amazon Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Dot, Alexa responds from the Echo device you’re closest to. If you want to limit your interaction with Alexa, simply turn the mic/camera button off. Learn more about voice recognition on Echo Show.

 Use Echo Show to see a live camera feed from the nursery or your front door. Turn on the fan or dim the lights from the couch—all without lifting a finger.

Echo Show works with smart home devices such as cameras, lights, locks, thermostats and more. Learn more about compatible smart home connected devices, including starter kits for easy setup from brands such as WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Netatmo, TP-Link, Hive and others.

 

Alexa—the brain behind Amazon Echo Show—updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more you use Echo Show, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences. We’ve recently added Alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music and reminders.

Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering a takeaway with Just Eat or pizza from Domino’s, requesting a ride from Uber, performing local searches with Yelp, trying a new recipe from Recipedia, and more. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about skills in the Alexa App.

Use the Alexa App to connect music services you already use such as Amazon Music and Spotify. Link your calendar from Google, G Suite, iCloud, Outlook.com or Office365. Set up your smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, WeMo, SmartThings, Netatmo, Hive and more. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is available for iOS, Android and Fire devices. 

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