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08:06  30 may  2019
08:06  30 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Amazon has revealed a smaller, less expensive version of its Echo Show smart display , which it claims is an The Echo Show 5 is, despite the name, Amazon ' s third generation smart display . The numeral refers to the device' s tiny 5.5-inch display , which is even smaller than Google 's competing

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Amazon's tiny new smart display makes it even with Google© Supplied The smaller Echo Show will be much more at home on a bedside table.

Amazon has revealed a smaller, less expensive version of its Echo Show smart display, which it claims is an ideal way to see suggestions from Alexa, give commands with your voice, or make video calls to friends and family in any (or every) room of your home.

The Echo Show 5 is, despite the name, Amazon's third generation smart display. The numeral refers to the device's tiny 5.5-inch display, which is even smaller than Google's competing Nest Hub (formerly called the Home Hub). Amazon's entry is less expensive than Google's too, coming in at $129 compared to the Nest Hub's $199.

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The Echo Show 5 is even smaller and less expensive than Google ' s Nest Hub, but it still has the video camera of the larger smart displays .

The Echo Show 5 works just like a shrunk down version of the bulky second generation device that arrived in Australia last year, which means it should be easier to use as a bedside alarm clock or on a desk. You can use your voice to summon music from Apple, Amazon or Spotify, podcasts from PocketCasts or videos from Amazon Prime, among other services. There is of course no YouTube, but Amazon is working on integrating wikiHow for instant access to how-to videos.

Amazon's tiny new smart display makes it even with Google© Supplied Echo devices can show images uploaded to Amazon, or taken from Facebook.

Like other Alexa devices you can also activate smart home products or create routines with the Echo Show 5, or have it read you the news or a summary of your email messages. If you use it as an alarm clock you can set it to lighten your room gradually with its screen before you wake to simulate a sunrise. You can also display video feeds from connected cameras such as those from Ring or Arlo.

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Since Amazon spearheaded the smart speaker concept with the first Echo, it only makes sense that the It can also play video from Amazon Video and a handful of third-party services, and it even has a fully functional Interestingly, the initial Google Assistant smart displays weren't made by Google .

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The Show 5 has a HD camera on the front so you can make video calls to other Echos, Amazon's Alexa app or Skype contacts. This will be a pro or a con depending on how much visual information you like your internet-connected smart speakers to have access to.

For the privacy-minded, the Echo Show 5 includes a mute switch that disables the microphone and camera, but if you don't trust that there's also a physical cover you can shut over the camera as well. And Amazon says it's introducing new easier ways to delete the recordings it keeps of your voice commands, including the ability to say "Alexa, delete what I just said" or "Alexa, delete everything I said today".

Google and Amazon each launched smart displays in Australia for the first time last year, with the main difference (aside from the smart ecosystems they tapped into) being size. Now that Google is launching the Nest Home Max, and Amazon the Echo Show 5, both companies will offer smart displays big and small. The Nest Hub Max also has a camera, for video calls over Google's Duo service.

The Echo Show 5 will be available next month.

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