Amazon announced the newest addition to the Echo Show family—the Echo Show 5. With its 5.5-inch display, rich sound, HD camera, and built-in camera shutter, Echo Show 5 lets you see visuals and do more with Alexa around the home—all for Rs 8999.
“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,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India.
With rich and full sound, Echo Show 5 is great for watching music videos from Hungama by saying, “Alexa, play latest music videos”. Catch up on your favorite shows and videos from Prime Video, or short news clips from Aaj Tak, NDTV and more. Kids can have fun with Alexa skills like ChuChu TV and Vir The Robot Boy. Coming soon, a new integration with wikiHow will allow access to hundreds of how-to videos by voice—all you have to do is ask to learn how to open a tight jar, clean a convection oven, make a paper crane, or solve a Rubik’s Cube.
Echo Show 5 also has a rich sound. Listen to your favorite songs from Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, TuneIn, and more. Simply say, “Alexa, play party songs” to play music for your dinner party.
Stay in touch with your closest friends and family with hands-free video calls to those who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, the Alexa App, or Skype. Plus, with Echo Show 5 in multiple rooms of your home, you can easily drop in on another room or make an announcement that dinner is ready.
A new smart home dashboard on all Echo Show devices gives you even more control over compatible smart home devices and groups. Simply say, “Alexa, turn on the lights,” and use the on-screen controls to adjust the light’s color or brightness. You can also view your smart home camera feed, access recently used devices, and manage smart devices by room. Echo Show 5 is available in two colours – Black and White.
Now, you can customize your morning and evening routines with Alexa. Set an alarm at night and Alexa will ask if you’d like to listen to nature or sleep sounds to relax. When your alarm goes off in the morning, wake up to an Alexa Sunrise—the screen on Echo Show devices will naturally brighten and display a sunrise animation before your alarm goes off. You can also create a routine using a smart plug to switch-ON the Geyser 15 minutes after your alarm goes off, or one that gives you weather forecast, and morning news when you say “Alexa, start my day.”