Earlier this summer Amazon surprised us with the announcement of the Echo Look, a new device in its Echo family that has a built-in camera and can act as your personal style assistant. Then it added another member to its line-up with the touchscreen Echo Show.

If you're confused by all these different models, see our quick guide comparing the Echo Look, Echo Show and original Echo.

When is the Echo Show release date? 

The Echo Show was announced in the US on Tuesday 9 May 2017, with pre-orders beginning immediately and the device shipping from 28 June.

At a special event on 27 September it announced that the Echo Show was also coming to the UK on 16 November, so it's available to order now

How much does the Echo Show cost in the UK? 

The Echo Show has a price tag of $229.99 in the US, but in the UK costs £199.99 - you can also get a pack of two and save £100 (use 'SHOW2PACK' after adding two to your basket). It's available in black or white. Click here to order Echo Show.

What is Echo Show? 

The Show features a front-facing 'room-filling' speaker with Dolby audio processing, a camera and a 7in touchscreen, enabling it to do all the things the original Echo does but with a few additions:

• Watch video news broadcasts

• Watch YouTube videos

• View song lyrics from Amazon Music

• Monitor smart security cameras, baby monitors and video doorbells, including those from Ring and Arlo

• View weather forecasts

• Read shopping and to-do lists

• Video chat with others who have an Amazon Echo device or Alexa app

Eight mics, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation enable your instruction to be clearly heard even while music is playing.

What are the Echo Show specifications?

Specifications Echo Show
Display 7in touchscreen
Processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Camera 5Mp
Connectivity Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
Audio Dual 2in stereo speakers
Dimensions 187x187x90mm
Weight 1.17kg
Warranty 1-year limited warranty

What does the Echo Show look like?

The Echo Show is available in black or white. Amazon has released the following images:

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

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