Amazon Echo Show 5, the latest addition to the Echo range of devices, will start shipping on Prime Day – July 15 & 16 – in India. 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. Priced at Rs 8,999, the Echo Show 5 will be available on Prime Day at its lowest price ever.
Echo Show 5 is great for watching your favourite shows from Prime Video. Users can watch music videos or short news clips and more. You can also listen to your favourite songs from Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, TuneIn, and more. Simply say, “Alexa, play party songs” to play music for your dinner party.
Echo devices are even more useful in the kitchen. Simply ask Alexa for step-by-step cooking instructions by saying “Alexa, give me the recipe for Palak Paneer” or “Alexa, let’s start cooking”, and Alexa will walk you step-by-step through popular recipes curated by star chef, Sanjeev Kapoor. To get the best experience customers can use instructions like “play” and “pause”, “next step” and “repeat step” — removing the need to manually reference recipes while hands are occupied with food preparation. You can also “play a song”, “set a timer”, or “add items to the shopping list” in between the cooking steps to make the experience more enjoyable and productive.
The new integration with wikiHow allows you to access hundreds of how-to videos by voice. Just ask “Alexa, how to crack open a coconut”, “Alexa, how to sleep better”, or “Alexa, how to make a paper boat”.
Add a personal photo from your latest vacation to make the home screen unique to you and your family. You can also connect to your Facebook account and play a slideshow of your photos, view a specific album or set your photos to rotate in the background. The new ambient lighting mode auto-adjusts the brightness of the screen based on the brightness of the room—so it’s never too bright or too dark.
Stay in touch with your closest friends and family with hands-free Skype video calls or use Alexa calling with those who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Plus, with Echo devices in different rooms of your home, you can easily drop in on another room for a quick conversation or make an announcement that dinner is ready. A new smart home dashboard on the Echo Show 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 colour or brightness.
Customise 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. 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.”
Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy protections. The device includes a microphone/camera off button that electrically disconnects both the microphone and camera, and a clear visual indicator that shows when audio or video is streaming to the cloud. Plus, Echo Show 5 has a built-in camera shutter so now you can easily cover the camera physically....