Amazon has expanded its range of smart devices in India with the launch of the second generation its Amazon Echo Show. The Amazon Echo Show comes with a 10-inch display and has Dolby-tuned speakers making it more user friendly and easy to operate. The sale of the Amazon Echo Show goes live today on Amazon India and other select retailers. The newly launched Amazon Echo Show bears a price tag of Rs 22,999. Previously, the company has launched a number of other devices that have been selling in the Indian market including Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streaming sticks etc.
Launch offers on the Amazon Echo Show include a free Philips Hue smart lightbulb with the purchase of the smart speaker. There is also Rs 2,000 cash back if customers pay for their purchase using Citibank credit and debit cards, and no-cost EMI plans on purchases with cards of major banks.
The second generation of the Amazon Echo Show was launched in the US back in October 2018 but at that time, it was not made available in India. After months of its global launch, the Amazon Echo Show will be going on sale on Amazon India. The Amazon Echo Show is similar in function like the previously launched Amazon Echo Spot. The Amazon Echo Show comes with a fabric design and has a 10-inch HD resolution screen, that allows the user more interaction with the smart speaker. The users can even watch videos and listen to audio using the Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. But the display on top of the Amazon Echo Show gives the user an ability to video call, home surveillance, voice assistant support and much more features.
In addition to this, the Amazon Echo Show also comes with Dolby-tuned speakers, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Zigbee architecture for home automation and smart home functionality is also added to the new smart speakers. Along with that, the Amazon Echo Show comes with 8 microphones for the far-field voice recognition and video calling. The microphones allow the speakers to listen to the voice commands from a long distance while listening to the sounds during the voice and the video calls. Along with that, the Amazon Echo Show comes with a 5MP camera at the front for video calling and other video-based works.
The 10-inch screen of the Amazon Echo Show adds the ability to stream movies, music or TV shows from Amazon Prime Video and stream songs from Amazon Prime Music, Gaana or JioSaavn. Users can also view their Facebook photos, movies, and news using the screen. But the key function of the Amazon Echo Show is its AI voice assistant – Alexa. The device can be used as a regular Amazon Echo, Echo Plus speakers or as a tablet. The Amazon Echo Show also comes with an in-built web browser that can be used to shop online, book a cab using Ola and more. Alexa can also be customised based on the needs and the choices of the user. The device can be used with other Amazon’s devices as well.
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