My wife and I are excited to receive the Amazon Echo Show that became available for pre-order. I have installed and integrated the Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot throughout the house and this works great in most cases. It’s nice to be able to turn on lights or start some background music while carrying the baby from the living room to the nursery.
Amazon recently announced a new product in the “Alexa” powered line of devices called the “Echo Show”. This internet-connected device has many features including the normal Alexa experience with video. You can ask Alexa to show you recipes, music lyrics, or the output of a camera.
Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that 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.
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.
I am interested to see how this will work with our nursery and how to use it for the grandparents. I went ahead and pre-ordered two of these devices in the hopes that I can get them to work with baby monitors and allow my parents to video chat with us. I see that Arlo cameras will work with the Amazon Echo Show at launch and I wonder how many other cameras will be supported after the launch.