Echo Show is a new device that brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. With Echo Show, customers can watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, smart home cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. Visit the Echo Show product page on Amazon.com to pre-order the device, see specs, and learn more.
We are also adding new capabilities to the Alexa Skills Kit that will enable you to optimize your skills for the screen and connect smart home cameras to Alexa. Sign up to be notified when these features become available.
All Alexa skills will automatically be available on Echo Show. Skills will display any skill cards you currently return in your response objects. This is very similar to how customers see your Alexa skill cards on the Alexa app, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet devices today. If no skill card is available, a default template shows the skill icon and skill name.
Effective skill cards help increase customer engagement with skills on devices with screens. Review our best practices for skill card design.
Soon, we’ll make updates to the Alexa Skills Kit that make it easy for you to optimize your skills for the screen and connect smart home cameras to Alexa.
Sign up now to get updates when these features become available.