Amazon’s Echo Show line turns the brand’s Alexa smart speakers into smart displays that you can control with both your hands and voice, but now that functionality is being pushed a bit further. Thanks to a free new update, Amazon’s Echo Show 15 now has the Fire TV interface, making it a full-fledged smart TV.
Normally an Echo Show would let you do all the familiar things you can do with a smart speaker, like check your calendar, order from Amazon, ask questions, set timers, check the weather, and a million other things, but now you can’t you also get a Fire TV experience.
Echo Show 15’s new user experience will be immediately familiar to anyone with a Fire TV, whether it’s from Amazon or a third party. You will get an on-screen carousel of apps with popular services like Netflix, YouTube, and so on, and you will be able to listen to music or stream content without any hassle.
You can also use Alexa to open apps or stream something, while also having the option to use an Alexa Voice Remote or the Fire TV app to navigate your Echo Show hands-free, eliminating distracting fingerprints on the screen. will be avoided. Simply put, use the navigation that makes sense to you.
You can make one yourself Echo Show 15 for just $195 at Amazon (opens in new tab)right now, down from the retail price of $250, while you can also pick up an Alexa Voice Remote for 50% off for $10. We haven’t reviewed the Echo Show 15 yet, but we liked the Echo Show 10 and gave him four stars in our review.
If you’re looking for a smart speaker or smart display, the Echo Show 15 is worth checking out, which bridges the gap between a TV and a traditional Alexa device.
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