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Echo show shows up in UK

by on16 November 2017

Took a while

Amazon's Echo Show is finally ready for British customers after being announced in May.

The device comes with a 7-inch display and Alexa smarts. Pre-orders for the UK opened on September 28, and today, at last, the first units are shipping out. Each one costs £199.99, though a two-pack will net you a £100 saving.

It is not cheap, but the price is fair enough given that the Echo Show can be used for voice and video calls.

The Echo Show has eight microphones with noise cancellation and beam-forming technology. That means you can use the device like a regular Echo speaker, accessing thousands of "skills" that include Spotify, Uber, Just Eat and BBC News. #

Alexa can show you things too, including song lyrics, calendar appointments and recipe instructions. Heck, it can even show you a live video feed from compatible smart home cameras.

There's no YouTube because Google pulled support last month so that means that you will not be able to watch your cat videos on it.

Last modified on 16 November 2017
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