Smart Home: The new Amazon Echo Show 15 can do what its predecessors cannot

Deepak Gupta February 21, 2022
Updated 2022/02/21 at 4:39 PM

Since February 17, 2022, Amazon has been selling a new smart speaker: the Amazon Echo Show 15. If you’re a fan of a smart home, it might well be worth it for you. We’ll tell you what new features the device has.

Smart speaker: Amazon Echo Show 15 can do that

The Amazon Echo Show 15 offers some features that previous smart speakers didn’t have. For example, it has a 15.6-inch smart display that, unlike its predecessors, you can attach to the wall in both portrait and landscape format. Alternatively, you can also use the device with a separately available stand. This is also completely new.

Amazon Echo Show 15 is primarily there to help you organize everyday family life, stay connected and be entertained. Among other things, there is an integrated calendar in which you can create notes, shopping lists, memos or to-do lists. If you only want to read your own notes, you can use face recognition: if you look at the smart speaker screen alone, you will only see what is relevant to you – a feature that is also new.

If you hang the device in the kitchen, it can serve as a small TV. With the help of Alexa you can start content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, ARTE, Spotify and Co. You can also easily retrieve messages. Need a quick recipe? The Amazon Echo Show is also suitable for this.

The new smart home device offers numerous features that the previous versions did not have. If you are a fan of it, the device could be worthwhile for you.

The key data

The Amazon Echo Show 15 costs 249.99 euros. Here are all the key data:

function echo show 15
Alexa integrated Yes
screen 15.6 inches (39.6 cm)
Resolution 1920×1080
speaker 2 x 41mm (1.6 inch)
camera 5MP
camera control Integrated camera cover and microphone/camera off button
Personalization with visual ID Yes
Wall mounting possible Yes
alignment portrait or landscape format
dimension 402mm x 252mm x 35mm (W x H x D)

If you want the new smart speaker Amazon Echo Show 15, you can buy it now.

Those are the first impressions

Computerbild was able to test the Amazon Echo Show 15 and awarded the test score 2.3 (good). The pros are the large screen, the customizable home screen, and the ability to distinguish voices and faces. According to Computerbild, the arguments against the device are that the table stand costs extra, there are too few widgets and there are no connections and the sound is too weak.

In the interim conclusion of heise it says, for example, that the smart speaker is primarily aimed at people who have always wanted a digital assistant that accompanies them in everyday life and caters to their individual needs. However, the functions are still expandable in some areas.

If you are interested in the device, you should know these hidden Alexa functions. And a secret Alexa voice command will unlock a “Super Mode”.

Source: Amazon, computer image, heise

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