Amazon brings Echo Show to India at a price of ₹22,999
Amazon has announced Echo Show to add to the wide range of Echo devices available in India. Echo Show, which comes with an immersive 10-inch HD display, crisp and bright visuals, a built-in smart home hub and a speaker system with Dolby processing that delivers powerful bass and stereo sound, is available for ₹22,999 on Amazon.in and select retailers.
Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India, says, “Customers across the country have purchased Echo devices and started their voice-first journey with Alexa. Today, we’re making this voice-first experience better by introducing Echo Show which provides an enhanced audio-visual experience. The large screen size will increase utility and make it even easier to ask Alexa to show you things, no matter where you are in the room. And the room filling sound will make watching a music video, catching up on your favorite shows or listening to your favorite playlist more enjoyable.”
The Echo Show has a fabric design and comes with a 10-inch HD display that shows colorful, fresh, and compelling visuals. So, when users ask Alexa to show movie trailers, video news bulletins and award-winning TV shows from Amazon Prime Video, or Facebook photos, the experience is delightful. Users can also ask for weather, pull up shopping list, and watch favorite music videos from Hungama on the high-resolution display by saying, “Alexa, play latest music videos.”
Alexa skills optimized for the screen can help request a ride from Ola, recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor, horoscope from Ganesha speaks, wisdom from Sadhguru, news briefing from Aaj Tak, cricket update from ESPN Cricinfo, and more.
The Echo Show has an impressive eight-microphone array and ‘far-field’ technology to differentiate voice from ambient sound. The Echo Show 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 favorite music. Just ask to play Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Hungama Music, Gaana or TuneIn. Adjust the treble, mid, and bass levels using only user’s voice, or set up multi-room music to play music across compatible Echo devices throughout home.
With a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the Echo Show makes it simple to start smart home. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices” to automatically discover and setup compatible light bulbs and plugs 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. Users can use Alexa-compatible cameras to view live feed from a camera location without lifting a finger. Just say “Alexa, show the kids’ room.” Users can also use Alexa Routines to complete multiple tasks, from controlling smart home devices to playing music and getting news information, with a single voice command.
The Echo Show has a built-in 5 MP front-facing 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. Users can also use Skype voice for video calling. Just say, “Alexa, call mom” or “Alexa, call Vijay on Skype”. Use Drop-In feature on supported Echo devices to instantly speak with family, or check in on the kids’ room and join their playtime being still in office.
Echo Show has built-in web browsers that can be opened by saying, “Alexa, open Silk” or “Alexa, open Firefox.” Users can use the on-screen keyboard on these browsers to type a URL, search and watch web videos, and visit your favorite website. Like other browsers, users can bookmark their favorite websites for easy access.
On Echo devices with screens, users can enable Alexa captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between colour correction options. Users can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select. Tap to Alexa makes Alexa available to customers who are not able to interact with Alexa via voice, such as customers with speech impairments.
Availability and Offers
The Echo Show is available on Amazon and will start shipping immediately. It joins the Echo Input, Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Spot and Echo Plus to create the Echo family of devices.