Amazon Introduces the All-New Echo Show
Features powerful speakers, a stunning 10-inch HD display, a 5 MP camera, and a built-in smart home hub
Just ask to stream videos from Prime Video, browse your favourite websites, and enjoy Alexa skills
Stay connected to friends and family around the world with Skype calling, Alexa calling, and Drop In features
SYDNEY—21 Sept, 2018—Today Amazon announced the all-new Echo Show with an immersive 10-inch HD display with crisp and bright visuals, a built-in smart home hub, and a powerful speaker system that delivers powerful bass and stereo sound— available for $349.00 and includes a Philips Hue smart lightbulb while supplies last.
“Customers tell us they love the convenience of being able to ask Alexa to show them things,” said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Today, we’re making the voice-first, visual Echo Show experience better in every way by adding even more experiences to delight our customers—a dynamic and vivid display makes watching videos even more enjoyable, new speakers for music, simple set-up and control of smart home devices, Skype calling to friends and family, and all-new visual features.”
New Design and Expansive Sound
The all-new Echo Show features a vibrant 10-inch HD display that shows colourful, fresh, and compelling visuals. So when you ask Alexa to show you the weather, watch a video or pull up your shopping list, the experience is even more delightful. The screen is complemented by dual, side-firing 2” Neodymium drivers, a passive bass radiator and Dolby processing to deliver expansive sound with deep, powerful lows and crisp highs, perfect for listening to your favourite music. Just ask to play Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.
Built In Smart Home Hub
With a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, Echo Show makes it simple to start your smart home. Just say “Alexa, discover my devices,” to automatically discover and set-up compatible light bulbs, plugs and switches without the need for additional hubs or apps. Once set up, ask Alexa to turn on the lights or use the touch-screen to turn devices on and off.
Even More Calling Options
The all-new Echo Show has a built-in, 5MP camera that supports high-definition video calling and is great for hands-free calls to friends and family who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Use Drop In on supported Echo devices in the playroom, or check in on the living room to see if the dog is behaving.
Coming soon, customers can connect with even more friends and family around the world through support for Skype calling and video calling. Just say, “Alexa, call Nick on Skype” or “Alexa, Skype Nick” to reach Nick wherever he uses Skype.
“Skype calling with Alexa will allow the hundreds of millions of Skype customers around the world to easily make hands-free Skype calls from their Echo devices,” said Gaurav Sareen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft. “This new experience makes it even easier to connect with friends and family and we can’t wait for customers to try it out.”
Staying on top of your weekly shopping is easy with Echo Show. Simply say, “Alexa, reorder toothpaste” and she will help you order your favourite brand. Need to build a list, just say, “Alexa, add nappies to my list.” And if you’ve got an important order on the way, Alexa will let you know when it’s arriving. Just say “Alexa, where’s my stuff.”
Built-In Web Browser
Echo Show has a built-in web browser that can be opened by saying, “Alexa, open Silk” or “Alexa, open Firefox.” Once open, you can use the on-screen keyboard to type a URL and visit your favourite website. And like other browsers, you can bookmark your favourite websites for easy access.
Skills for the Screen
Thousands of skills are available on the all-new Echo Show. Now you can do things like check your commute with NextThere or watch the Fox Sports News live stream. You can also find out when your energy bill is due from AGL and check your credit card due date with NAB. With Alexa skills it's easy to create some family fun with skills from Kinderling and Amazon Storytime, or chill out with a selection of relaxation sounds, and much more.
Pricing and Availability
Echo Show is available at $349.00 and includes a Philips Hue smart lightbulb while supplies last. Echo Show will also have an accompanying stand that will allow you to tilt the Echo Show to adjust the viewing and camera angles for only $49.95. Both are available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com.au/echoshow and will begin shipping next month. Devices may also be pre-ordered at retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, and more.
The all-new Echo Show joins the all-new family of Echo devices announced today. To learn more, visit: www. amazon.com.au/pr.
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