Amazon Announces a Smaller, Cheaper Echo Show

Amazon will let you delete your voice history with Alexa

Amazon Echo Show 5: everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show 5 sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 960×480 pixels.

It will cost $89.99, which works out at around £70 / AU$130 based on current conversion rates, with prices in non-US territories still to be confirmed.

Echo Show 5 has a much compact design than previous Amazon Echo Show devices, thanks to its smaller 5.5-inch display.

When is it available? . It can be pre-ordered now and is priced at Rs 8,999.

Echo Show 5 can be preordered now and costs $90.

With the Echo Show 5, the company has addressed the recently raised privacy concerns against its smart speaker.

To do so Amazon has added a physical button to control a physical shutter for the front camera, along with a button that turns off the microphone. Amazon also says it is also introducing new ways to delete your voice recordings on all Alexa-enabled devices. You can say, "Alexa, delete everything I said today" to delete all of the day's recordings.

As always though, the highlight of the new Echo device is Amazon's Alexa. 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.

Amazon Echo Show 5 is available in Charcoal and Sandstone colour finishes for £79.99. Use your favorite photos on the home screen.

However it's also the cheapest smart display that Amazon sells.

It should sound great too, if it delivers the "rich and full sound" Amazon promises, whether you're watching music videos on Vevo, or playing songs on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora. Since the Echo Show 5 is primarily created to reside on your bedside table, this cover should reassure those who worry about inviting an always-on device into their home. And that means, despite Amazon and Google having made up, there's still no sign of YouTube coming to Echo Show devices.

The new Echo Show 5 looks fairly identical to the bigger 10-inch model.

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