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Amazon Echo Show – 15 – family display unit

Amazon’s Echo Show 15 inch is available with a bigger 15 inch screen than the predecessor model of the Echo Show. The device offers a 15.6 screen size that could be used to double up as a smart screen in the portrait or the landscape mode. Below, we will look at the main features of the Amazon Echo Show 15.

What is the Amazon Echo Show 15?

Amazon Echo Show 15 is a smart screen that can be wall-mounted or fixed on a table stand. It serves the role of being a family screen for sharing widgets, family pictures, and apps like calendar etc. You could choose to put family image gallery, shared apps, and widgets on this smart screen to double up as a family entertainer and family scheduler. You could even use a picture in picture mode to place pictures within the pictures gallery and take in a security camera feed.

Echo show is closely integrated with Amazon’s Alexa or Echo devices. You could use the smart screen alongside an Alexa or Echo device to stream music in the common area of your family lounge or the living room.

How good is Echo Show 15’s display?

Echo show 15 has a display size of 15.6″. This is when measured on a diagonal basis. The Echo Show screen comes with a Smart HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The screen serves well in playing video feed from Amazon Prime. You could even watch Netflix on the smart screen, or use the smart screen to get weather updates through the day. Anything on Amazon Prime becomes an automatic choice for the Echo show 15 smart screen display.

What are some main features of an Amazon Echo Show 15?

Amazon Echo Show 15 offers many interesting features. Some are mentioned below for your ready reference:

Amazon Echo Show 15 is climate friendly

Amazon’s Echo Show 15 is climate friendly as it encourages the use of recycled plastic and aluminum parts in the device. Amazon has mentioned the details on the website –

  • 5% post-consumer recycled plastics in device
  • 99% recycled aluminum in device
  • 50% post-consumer recycled plastics in power adapter

The aim is to make the smart device more environment friendly and to ensure that we are leaving lesser carbon footprint on the environment through the device.

Echo Show 15 is wall mounted

Unlike the predecessor models, the Echo Show 15 can be wall mounted. Screws and wall fittings are provided in the package without any incremental costs. If you choose to place the Echo Show 15 on a table, you may buy the table stand separately. Cost of the table mount stand is not disclosed yet.

What video content is supported by the Echo Show 15?

Echo Show 15 is capable of displaying video content through the Amazon Video. It can show Netflix shows too. You could use the YouTube app to play YouTube videos through the Echo Show 15. Echo Show 15 can also be set up to show video feed from your home through the Alexa app. In such cases, the Echo Show 15 will double up as a video monitor for your home or any part of your home. For video monitoring to work, the Echo Show’s camera must be strategically placed in one of the common areas of the house. The ideal placement would be in the lounge room or the living room.

What audio content is supported by the Echo Show 15?

Echo Show 15 supports audio content from Amazon Music, Spotify and Amazon’s audible. You could choose to play songs through the Echo Show’s speakers. Or, you could use Amazon’s audible app to listen audio books. On a similar note, you could hear any podcasts of your choice through the Echo Show 15. Spotify playlists could also server as a source for your music feed.

How does Amazon Echo Show 15 show family album on the screen?

Amazon’s Echo Show can easily serve your family albums in the digital photo frame. The Echo Show 15’s 15.6 inch wide screen will become a photo frame that will show the family pictures that are drawn out from the Amazon photos or Facebook.

Can Amazon Echo Show 15 show customized content for family members?

Yes, Amazon Echo Show 15 can show customized content for each family member. For this to happen, each family member must have a unique identifiable voice or visual profile on the Alexa device. Echo show will pull the unique profile details from Alexa and show customized content to the family member based on his or her profile.

Based on the identified profile, Echo Show 15 will show the appointments, reminders, music playlists that correspond to the user profile.

Can I connect smart home devices to Amazon echo show 15?

Yes, you can connect other smart home devices to the Echo Show 15. This makes the Echo Show device a smart device central dashboard. Echo Show will become a focal point for managing the other smart home devices. You could also play the security camera feed in a picture in picture mode on the Echo Show 15 device.

Privacy Protection on Echo Show 15

Echo Show 15 is as secure as an Alexa device. User’s privacy is protected through a range of features as mentioned hereunder:

  • Visual ID is used to identify and protect user profiles. If you have setup visual profiles on the Echo Show 15, it will show customized content based on your visual ID. Once you delete the Visual ID, all details corresponding to the Visual ID are removed from the device.
  • There is a camera shutter to protect the camera at all times, when it is not in use. Camera feed won’t be available whenever you choose to close the camera shutter.
  • Tactile buttons are provided to switch on or off the microphone or camera on the Echo Show 15.

All other privacy features that are inherently available on an Alexa or Echo device would hold true for the Echo Show 15 devices as well.

What live TV shows are supported by Amazon Echo Show 15 device?

Amazon Echo Show device will show all TV shows that are relayed by the Streams player. Stream player will play free to air content available on many different channels. Streams player can be accessed through the Amazon Skills. Some TV channels that can be played through the Echo Show 15 are mentioned on this link.

Can we do facetime on Amazon Echo Show 15?

No, Apple’s Facetime feature can work on Apple’s own operating system. Amazon’s Echo Show 15 is based on Amazon’s own platform. So, you cannot use the Echo Show to be used for face time with an Apple iPhone.

Bluetooth on Amazon Echo Show 15

Bluetooth support is available on the Amazon Echo Show 15 device. Bluetooth can be used to pick content from a paired Alexa or Echo device. Or, you could use the Bluetooth connectivity to play music on a Bluetooth speaker paired with the Echo Show 15 device.

This is what we got from the Amazon website:

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 15 or from Echo Show 15 to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.

Does the Amazon Echo Show 15 have wifi 6?

No, the Echo Show 15 does not have WIFI 6 support yet.

Wifi 6 (802.11 ax) is not currently supported. Dual-band, dual-antenna wifi (MIMO). Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wifi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or IBSS) wifi networks.

What are the technical details of the Echo Show 15’s processor and device?

The processor details of the Echo Show 15 and other components are listed below:

  • Amlogic PopcornA (Pop1) octa-core SoC with Amazon AZ2 neural network engine
  • Sensor: ALS RGB + Accelerometer
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Weight of Amazon Echo Show 15: 2215 grams

What operating systems are compatible with Echo Show 15?

Amazon’s Echo Show 15 is compatible with:

  • Amazon’s Fire OS version 5.3.3 or higher
  • Android OS version 6 or higher
  • iOS version 11 or higher

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