The second generation Echo Show is now officially available in India. The Echo Show, announced in October 2018, has a large 10-inch HD display, an integrated Smart Home Hub and an array with eight microphones.
The audio options are rounded off by dual side-firing speakers with 2-inch neodymium drivers and a passive bass radiator. In accordance with the new design language, the Echo Show has a back cover in dust cover. Unlike the Google Home Hub, the Echo Show comes with a built-in ZigBee smart hub that allows you to operate devices such as Philips Hue lamps without having to buy a special hub.
To take advantage of that large, expanded screen, Amazon has worked with a number of developers to create skills that are optimized for the interface. Some of the more specific Indian skills are Sanjeev Kapoor recipes, horoscopes and the possibility to call a taxi via Ola. The Echo Show can also display music videos, movie trailers, and Prime Video content.
The Echo Show includes a 5-megapixel camera on the top that can be used for video calls between Alexa devices. Although the controversial & # 39; Drop-in & # 39; function also finds its way here, the ability to make Skype calls would make the Echo Show an interesting counter-top video phone device.
Priced at 22,999 rupees (~ $ 332), the Echo Show in India is nearly $ 100 more expensive than in the US. To make the deal sweeter, Amazon bundles in a free Philips Hue lamp to get you started. In addition, you can get $ 2000 rupee cashback if you purchase the device with a Citibank credit card or debit card.
Are you using a smart home device? Is an inconspicuous speaker the right choice or do you prefer something with a large screen that allows you to communicate with your very smart home environment? Let us know in the comments section.