Amazon Echo Show (with 7" screen & camera) $229.99

Available June 28 2017.

-Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
-Introducing a new way to be together. Talk to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App.
-See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
-Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
-Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo.
-Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
-With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
-Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Jeopardy!, Allrecipes, CNN, and more

Drop In feature lets you view other Echo cameras (who have given permission). Also make calls to/from Alexa app… Facetime/Skype competitor.

No mention of web browser or apps yet.

Little more info here…


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So first question, can we get it to work with ActionTiles???

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Woo hoo! Have been waiting for this. Lots of immediate uses. I have a friend who uses hearing aids who just can’t understand Alexa’s responses: we’re hoping the video displays will work there. Totally handsfree video calling is also a big plus for me, even though right now it’s only to people with an Alexa device or the Alexa app.

I don’t even know what all the features are yet and I ordered two already. :wink:

BTW, there’s a deal, $100 off two, use code SHOW2PACK.

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JDRoberts… have you seen this? https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/09/amazon-enables-free-calls-and-messages-on-all-echo-devices-with-alexa-calling/

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Is the black version sold out already? Trying to click on it, but it always takes me to the white version.

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I was just looking at that feature, although I hadn’t see that article. Thanks! :sunglasses:

Here’s what I had found:

(Incidentally, beginning some time this week, Amazon will also let you call and message between Echo, Echo Dot, and the Alexa app.)

That’s going to be really nice. I have a friend who is a full quad, can only move her head a little. Siri works well for her EXCEPT she has terrible cellphone reception inside her home. So she has had to have other people place her calls. She does use an Echo, so this will be a real plus for her, at least for reaching her contact list.

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Looks like it. When I first looked at the page this morning, you could choose black or white–now only white. Unless they’re going to do a trickle release and and add some availability over the day.

Best Buy has the black version. Same price.

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So…looks like the push to Alexa has arrived. Hoping they will make this available for the custom skills:

“you can set up drop in, then yes. The other side will have 10 seconds to reject the call or switch to voice-only”

@bamarayne

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Google be aware … Nest has been excluded. Works with Ring and Arlo for cams, ecobee and ‘others’ for thermostats. Would Amazon be successful without Nest!!!

Got one on order…Ask Alexa will be be compatible at release date!

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Saw that one article mentioned it can be used to view certain cameras - wonder if that could interact with cameras connected to ST?

Might want to try again - just ordered two black versions.

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Thanks. Looks like they updated the web site.

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So far cameras are limited to Arlo and Ring, but I’m sure there will be more in the future.

Since both Arlo and ring also work with SmartThings, that’s a good start. :sunglasses:

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This just killed the Nucleus Intercom.

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I am waiting until the put the ‘show’ in my next TV…

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No doubt this will reach the UK some time about 2019

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I can’t offer enough thumbs up :thumbsup: and hearts :heart_decoration: for this request, Ginny! Thank-you for not only being the first to wish this, but for actually being the first response post on this announcement topic! :pray:

I was just mentioning to @625alex yesterday (when this Echo Show was just a rumor…) that this bodes well for AT!


Now… I guess I ought to order one; though I’ll be rather miffed if it has browser issues. :worried: (no jinx! :scream:).

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Is there a way to use this as an intercom to all of your existing echos? To just broadcast a voice message?

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