Echo Show 15, Amazon’s smart display that went on sale in Brazil this Wednesday (11), has more features and fewer improvements when compared to its predecessors. And for a higher price.
Unlike Echo Dot, the core model of the product with Alexa virtual team, Echo Show 15 is wall-mounted. Products, provided by Amazon for Form last, has a 15.6-inch touchscreen, face recognition camera and costs R $ 1,899 – 3rd generation Dot costs R $ 349.
The idea of the product, which arrived in the country five months after its release in the US, is to require a family organization center, authorized to warn, Store names, calendars and other widgets should be displayed on the home screen, just one. touch or by voice command.
Alexa arrived in Brazil in October 2019, the year that Amazon merged itself nationally with Prime, a subscription plan that would include free shipping, games and music and video streaming.
Although the assistant is software, it is with the sale of hardware products (Echo lines) that it has become popular in the market. Upon receiving a voice command from the user, the device, which includes speakers, can indicate the date process, set alarm time and turn on the smart light, among many other functions.
At Echo Show 15, Alexa was just part of the product. In addition to the widgets on the home screen, the latest updates compared to previous versions (Echo Show 8 and 10), powered by TV and tablet experience.
The larger screen, higher resolution, touch-navigable interface, internet browser (Silk, by Amazon) and access to applications such as Prime Video, Amazon Music, Spotify and Netflix allow business products. Copy is also considered a fun place, but it works. does not include many features.
With a twist, using the Echo Show 15 for this task is clunky compared to modern appliances – it does not help that it is designed for kitchens and living room walls.
Using even the widgets of the device is a poor performance compared to Android and iOS device and application ecosystems. For example, to be able to see the product list with Alexa, it is necessary to use a cell phone. This lack of integration prevents the equipment supported by the facilitator from performing more efficiently.
Businesses are also frustrated by simply being able to display photos from a shared Facebook account or always on the device, leaving connections with Google Photos, iCloud and even a memory card. good old – and that even caused by the type of door – portrait, with pillars and borders.
As the product focuses on families, each member can have their own profile, registered voice and face. Thus, when the user is placed in front of the camera, widgets with personal information will appear on the home screen.
Lower resolution than the Echo Show 10, the camera is limited to face recognition and phone calls on Amazon devices. Video chat between Skype and Zoom is not possible, not least because there is not even a retailer of the device – the user can access the new features only when the equipment modifications.
The power of the Echo Show 15 lies in Alexa, which makes access to it all and cheaper in Echo Dots (no drills and screws). Works more like text to the helper than any other method, the device screen and the functions it carries with it are usable.
Folha’s experiment with Echo Show 15 provided by Amazon