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Amazon Introduces New $90 Echo Show, Adds Privacy Controls to Alexa

Amazon Introduces New $90 Echo Show, Adds Privacy Controls to Alexa

At the heart of the Echo Show 5 is a 5.5-inch display with a seemingly low resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. The Echo Show 5 is an affordable alternative to the Rs. 22,999 Amazon Echo Show, which offers much of the same functionality and features as the high-end device.

Echo Show 5 is available in Charcoal and Sandstone for £79.99.

Connect with video calling and messaging - Call friends and family who have the Alexa app, an Echo device with a screen, or Skype. Beginning on Wednesday, by saying "Alexa, delete everything I said today", the device will delete the corresponding recordings.

The camera on the £119.99 ($129) Echo Spot, which doubles up as a "smart alarm", will also probably be facing directly at the user's bed.

You'll need to enable delete by voice in the Alexa app before you can use the new privacy feature. It will become available on June 26, Amazon says.

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Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other behemoths have started changing the way they do things, putting more control in the hands of users, especially when it comes to which of their data is stored and where it's used. "The compact form factor is ideal for a bedside table or desk, plus it has a camera shutter for added peace of mind, and new Alexa privacy features that are coming soon to the United Kingdom for even more control".

There's also a new Alexa Privacy Hub, which covers all Alexa devices. As with all Echo Show devices, the new Echo Show 5 includes a microphone/camera off button that electronically disconnects both the microphone and camera, and a clear visual indicator that shows when audio or video is streaming to the cloud. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.

The features marks a solid step forward in giving users more control over how they interact with smart assistants in the home. The Echo Show 5 gives you the same access to everything the Echo Show does but in a smaller size and a cheaper price point.

Amazon has also announced a new smart home dashboard that's available on "all Echo Show devices", which is created to give more control over your smart home gadgets. Don't want to pay over $200 for an Echo Show?


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