Amazon launches Echo Show 5 device at Rs 8,999

Amazon launches Echo Show 5 device at Rs 8,999

Rishabh Pachory

Amazon on Wednesday announced the latest addition to its Echo Show family, the Echo Show 5 with 5.5-inch display at Rs 8,999. In India, Amazon Echo sales are doing quite well and many people actually prefer it over Google's Home assistant. The Echo Show comes with a slew of new features which is what makes it one of the best home assistants to buy right now.

The Echo show has a 5.5-inch display which allows it to show more information to the user at once. It also comes with new features, such as how-to videos from wikiHow, updated smart home controls, customisable morning and evening routines, and new privacy features, all of which should come in handy if you use a home assistant often.

The device, packed with a HD camera and built-in camera shutter, will be available in black and white colours. While pre-order starts on Wednesday at, shipping would be started in July, Amazon said.

"The Echo Show 5 now makes it easier and more affordable to have a smart display in every home," said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India.

The smart display will allow people watch music videos from Hungama by saying, "Alexa, play latest music videos". It will also allow one to catch up on their favourite shows and videos from Prime Video, or short news clips from some TV channels. Surely, the Echo Show makes full use of the HD display.

Apart from video content, It can also be used to listen to songs from Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, and TuneIn, among others, much like the regular Echo devices. The device could help you stay in touch with your friends and family with hands-free video calls to those who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, the Alexa App, or Skype, the company said. The video call functionality is a great addition and will attract a lot of potential consumers.