Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) review: bigger and better smart display

The Guardian

The new second generation Echo Show is bigger with a better display, but is size enough to keep Amazon ahead of stiff competition from Google? Since the original Echo Show launched last year the software has been refined, but the experience is broadly the same. The Show is a voice-first Alexa speaker, with touch interactivity as an additional input rather than the core experience. If you never wanted to touch the screen beyond the initial set-up,you wouldn't have to. When you do go to touch it, swipes and taps work as you might expect from a modern smartphone.

How to choose the best smart speaker for you: shopper's guide

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Amazon's Echo devices are powered by its Alexa artificial intelligence. LOS ANGELES -- Hey, Alexa, which of the seven Echo speakers should I buy, and what's the difference between them? And OK Google, the new Home Mini is so affordable at $29 for the holidays. How does it stack up to the entry level Echo, Amazon's Dot? If you're shopping for a smart speaker, here's how to decide which model and brand fits your needs and some advice on what to do once you own one.

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Google Blocks YouTube From The Echo Show Due To Disagreement With Amazon

International Business Times

Google has pulled YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show smart speaker. Apparently, Google and Amazon are in some kind of disagreement with the former claiming that the Echo Show is violating their terms of service. For the uninitiated, the Echo Show is one of Amazon's Alexa-powered smart speakers. It's currently the only model that features a touchscreen display and a front-facing camera for video chats. The display on the Echo Show also allows users to watch videos online and even use it as a monitor to view their home security cameras.