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Amazon Echo Show 5: Stay connected and in touch with Alexa – Charcoal
Amazon Echo Show 5 connects to Alexa to give you rich visuals on a 5.5″ screen with a crisp, full sound – in a design that fits in any room in your home. Ask Alexa to play your favourite music while cooking or play news while having breakfast. Alexa can remind you of important tasks like bill payments, kids’ classes and more. With a built-in camera ask Alexa to make video calls to friends & family or monitor your kid’s room while doing your daily chores, with compatible smart cameras.
The Echo Show 5 is the latest in a long line of Amazon products intended to get us all invested in its virtual assistant, Alexa. This voice-activated software will listen to your commands and (most of the time) come up with appropriate responses to get the job done.
That job might be reading the weather forecast, turning the lights off and the heating down in the front room, finding a recipe and reading out step-by-step instructions, playing music from your personal playlists on Spotify or Amazon Music and of course much more.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 apes the design of the 10-inch Echo Show, except with a more compact 5.5-inch display, around the size of a smartphone screen – hence the ‘5’ labeling. Whereas most smart displays are compared to tablets, the shape and size of the Show 5 – and its 960 x 480 resolution – means you’re not getting much visually that you wouldn’t from watching videos on your phone. It might be unfair to compare it to a handheld device, but the design choices here seem to be asking for the comparison.
The main feature is Alexa’s routines, which enables you to connect to other smart home devices and link them up into singular commands: such as boiling the smart kettle and playing a radio station when you get up in the morning, or dimming the lights when you’re settling in for the night.
Watch latest music videos, movie trailers, news and sports updates. Enjoy unlimited music on Amazon Prime Music and watch latest TV shows on Amazon Prime Video. You can also play music from Hungama Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, and TuneIn – without additional cost. Kids can enjoy fun skills like Chu Chu TV, Chhota Bheem, and more. It’s the perfect size for adding entertainment to any room.
Catch up on today’s news and sports highlights. Watch TV shows, movies, and trailers. Cook along with step-by-step recipes. See song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. It’s the perfect size for adding glanceable entertainment to any room.
How to pay bills with Alexa
With Amazon Alexa, you can pay your utility bills – electricity bill, mobile phone, gas bill, internet bill, water bill and more with one voice command. Just ask, “Alexa, pay my bills.” You can also check and add to your Amazon Pay balance.
Hands-free video calling
Make hands-free video calls to smartphones with Alexa app, Skype or other Echo devices with screen. Use drop-in feature to check on your kids or parents, by instantly connecting to Echo Show 5 via the Alexa app – just like an intercom.
Alexa boasts more than 80,000 skills and counting
With more than 80,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and help you do more like play Jeopardy!, relax with Headspace, or learn something new with wikiHow. Just say, “Alexa, show me skills.”