Amazon Echo devices are already quite popular. But, Amazon seems to never stop expanding the Echo lineup of devices as it has announced the newest addition to the Echo Show family—the Echo Show 5. The all-new Echo Show 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display, produces rich sound, it has got an HD camera with the built-in camera shutter. The Echo Show 5 has been priced at Rs. 8,999 and it adds more functionality, with the help of Alexa, when compared to any smart speaker.

Commenting on the launch, Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India said, “Customers love the screen complementing Alexa on the Echo Show. The Echo Show 5 now makes it easier and more affordable to have a smart display in every home. The new form factor is perfect for a bedside table, living room side table or desk, plus it has a camera shutter for added peace of mind, and new Alexa privacy features for even more control.”

The all-new Echo Show 5 is ideal for fulfilling the multimedia needs of many, without touching anything. You can just ask Alexa to do it. Customers can watch TV Series and videos on Prime Video. Also, a new integration with wikiHow will let users access hundreds of how-to videos by voice. The Echo Show 5 produces a rich sound so that music lovers can enjoy listening to their favourite tracks and artists, on Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, TuneIn, and more. Echo Show 5 also lets users make hands-free video calls to those who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, the Alexa App, or Skype. Also, with Echo Show 5 in multiple rooms, users can easily drop in on another room or make an announcement.

The Echo Show 5 comes with a new smart home dashboard which lets users monitor and control all compatible smart home devices and groups easily. Turning anything on or off can be done using just the voice and on-screen controls make it easier to make adjustments. On Echo Show 5, users can also watch smart home camera feed.

Customization aspects are great on the new Echo Show 5 as there are all-new clock faces. Users can also add a personal photo to the home screen or just connect Facebook to Echo Show 5 to play a slideshow of photos. Users can view a specific album or set specific photos to rotate in the background. There is the ambient lighting mode which auto-adjusts the brightness of the screen based on the brightness of the room.

Amazon has also focused on privacy and hence on the Echo Show 5, there is a button to turn off the camera and microphone. Where any kind of transmission is happening to the cloud, the visual indicator lets users know about it. Echo Show 5 also has a built-in camera shutter to easily cover the camera, while it still lets the user talk to Alexa. A new Alexa Privacy Hub will be introduced later this year which will be a single source of information on how Echo devices are designed as well as the controls users have over Alexa.

The all-new Echo Show 5 is available in two colours that match with the aesthetics of one’s home in the best way possible- Black and White. The Echo Show 5 is up for pre-order on Amazon and will start shipping in July.

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