Google to compete with Echo Show

Posted September 30, 2017

The TechCrunch report comes after Amazon, earlier in the week, said that its Echo Show devices were no longer able to play videos from YouTube because Google stopped supporting the service.

Are there already too many of these devices on the market? It will also act as a smart hub, just as the screen-less Google Home does now, and include the company's Google Assistant, a rival to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

With the Echo Plus taking falling in line with the dimensions of the Original Echo speakers, Amazon has chose to upgrade the Echo to give it a trimmed look, cutting its dimensions by 3.35-inches to make it measure 5.9-inches in size.

The Notifications feature allows Alexa to proactively indicate that there is new content from core features, such as Shopping updates, and Alexa skills for the user to retrieve.

That sounds good, but there are a few things to be taken into consideration here.

Echo Spot features second generation far-field technology with four microphones, acoustic beam-forming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation so it can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing.

Word has it Google is finding some new inspiration from Amazon.

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The line-up was completed by the "Echo Spot", incorporating a 2.5-in screen for hooking up to camera feeds and making video calls.

Amazon also introduced the all-new Echo with improved sound and a new design for just $99.99; the all-new Echo Plus with a built-in smart home hub for $149.99; and the all-new Amazon Fire TV with 4K and HDR for just $69.99.

The Echo Spot, priced at $129.99 is now available for preorder and will begin shipping in December. The device will be released in the United States in the fourth quarter and in the United Kingdom next year. also introduced the Echo Button, an accessory that can be used for games.

Amazon also unveiled tiny "Echo Button" devices that can be configured to work and control an Amazon Echo.

The Amazon Echo Look is one of the weirder entries in Amazon's Echo lineup. The device will also serve as a command center for Nest and other smart home products.

Having Android run on the Manhattan device will make it easier for third-party developer to create apps for it. Sources say that Google is interested in having Netflix as one of the apps that's capable on running on its new smart screen device, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Echo Connect will let you connect it to your landline/VoIP and Wi-Fi to let calls be handled through this tiny device.

Now it appears the company might be adding a touchscreen to the equation in order to compete with the Amazon Echo Show. Instead, you're more likely to use the small screen to read messages, show virtual clock-faces, or conduct video calls.