Smart Home

Echo Show 8-inch comes with recipes and new roles for children

With a panel 8 inch HD, Amazon has launched the Echo Show 8, the third member of the family of screens smart of the company. The new device, released in the framework of the Amazon Devices Event of September comes shortly after the manufacturer to submit to the Echo Show 5.

In addition to the HD screen and the compatibility with the intelligent assistant Alexa, the Echo Show 8 sets out the characteristics that, according to Amazon, are the most valued by the users of the version of 5.5 inches: the audio quality, the camera’s shutter -which gives you a greater sense of privacy– and the relationship of size.

The new device will be available for advance purchase starting September 25, 2019 at a price of $129.99 dollars. In this way, users can now choose between three screen sizes: from 5.5 inches up to 10 inches with the Echo Show.

Wizard recipes

Given its characteristic of environmental use, the devices Echo Show are ideal for communicating with family members, to connect with any doorbell smart home or to keep some of your favorite series, read news or to check recipes while you cook. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions received Alexa through these devices has to do with the preparation of dishes. In line with this, Amazon announced that Alexa will be the voice service exclusive to Food Network Kitchen, a new cooking product from the Food Network, the tv channel cooking Discovery.

Customers will be able to watch episodes live and on-demand tv programs from the Food Network in Echo Show. When you see a recipe you like, just be able to ask Alexa to save them. In addition, you can receive kinds of cuisines, live or on-demand chefs Alton Brown and Giada, both of Food Network.

FreeTime in the Echo Show

FreeTime ya estaba disponible en el Echo Dot Kids Edition.
FreeTime was already available in the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

In addition, they also announced the support of Echo and Show with the service, FreeTime, that through a monthly subscription provides access to more than 13,000 pieces of content friendly for children three to 12 years, such as books, games and television programs, among others.

In this way, the children now will be able to view videos suitable for them through some device Echo Show, make video calls to contacts that have been previously approved by the parent and add fun stickers to your photos. In addition, Amazon will release the API Education Skill, which will allow parents to ask Alexa about the tasks or school performance of their children, as the schools develop the necessary programming. This API is compatible with systems Canvas, Kickboard and Coursera.

Echo Glow


Additionally, Amazon unveiled the Echo Glow, a smart lamp is compatible with Alexa, and has as objective to transform into a product for the rooms of children or a company ideal when families go camping. Users will be able to ask Alexa from that turn on the light, a sleep timer that fades gradually as it approaches the hour of sleep or, in the future, to organize a party with music and lights. The smart lamp is available for advance purchase starting from September 25, 2019, for $29.99 dollars.

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