Amazon has developed a thriving ecosystem of Alexa-powered devices under its Echo name. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest from this line, Amazon has something for you. The company just put its Echo Show 15 up for preorder with a December release date.
The Echo Show 15 will have a large HD display
If you’re unfamiliar with the Echo Show line of devices, these are smart displays that give your voice assistant a visual interface. When you summon Alexa, it can display information like the weather, traffic, or search results. You can even make video calls with them.
The Echo Show devices have been pretty popular in the market, and there’s a variety of sizes. The Echo Show 15 comes in at a large 15.6 inches. The display is a 1080p display that will definitely show a lot of information.
It will have a punch-hole on one of the corners which houses the 5-megapixel camera. There’s a switch on the side that will physically cover this button if need be.
Based on the screenshots, the display will be optimal for showing multiple applications at the same time. You will be able to see the calendar, play a video, and check your to-do list at the same time. You’ll be able to arrange the windows however you want to and display whatever content you deem the most relevant.
You’ll be able to change the orientation
The Echo Show 15 is meant to be hung on a wall, which means that it can be in either portrait or landscape orientation. This is great because you can have the information arranged however you want it.
If you watch videos more often, you might want to have it in landscape mode. However, if you like to have your content arranged in a vertical fashion, then you can easily swap it to portrait orientation.
You can do a lot with the software
The sky’s the limit when it comes to these smart displays. For starters, you have the power of Alexa available. Just summon the digital assistant to have the information pop up. You can watch videos like the news and who can forget cooking videos? Want to binge Arcane while cooking, you can watch services like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.
Maybe video isn’t your thing. You can stream audio content with the Echo Show 15. You’ll have access to radio, podcasts, and audio books via Audible, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
You can do this along with the basic tasks of creating and checking your agenda, checking the weather, getting traffic information, finding sport scores, finding out the latest news and much more. This device will be your information and entertainment hub.
If you want to pick up an Echo Show 15, they are on preorder now. You can preorder one for only $249.99. The product will officially launch on December 9th.