Amazon debuts new 3 Echo speakers

Amazon's Echo Show may soon get some competition from Google.                  Chris Monroe  CNET

Amazon's Echo Show may soon get some competition from Google. Chris Monroe CNET

The TechCrunch report comes after Amazon, earlier in the week, said that its Echo Show devices were no longer able to play videos from YouTube because Google stopped supporting the service.

Speaking to, TechCrunch those anonymous sources have revealed how the Manhattan device has a screen similar in size to the 7in Echo Show.

The Google Manhattan device can also function as a smart hub to control other smart home devices like Nest's cameras and thermostats. A few days ago The Verge reported that trying to access YouTube on the Echo Show brought up the following error message: "Currently, Google is not supporting Youtube on Echo Show". They initially will be available in the U.S., UK, and Germany. This is actually a bit odd since it lets you call yourself with your own phone number from an Echo.

The development of a tabletop smart screen device is a change of direction for Google, which was previously focusing on television-sized screens that would integrate its Google Assistant technology. While different players in the business like Microsoft are drawing nearer to Amazon's ecosystem with the objective of consolidating their services to a certain extent, Google hinted at not adopting such an approach anytime later on and apparently isn't thinking about any sort of organizations with significant rivals. Just like Echo Show, you can also use Echo Spot to start a voice or video call, or send a message-simply say, "Alexa, call dad", or "Alexa, send a message to Mary".

The new additions include a bigger Echo Plus speaker device, Echo Connect, Echo Spot and new Echo buttons to control all your Echo devices.

The all-new Echo Spot is available in black and white for $129.99 and will start shipping in the USA this December.

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Amazon's Echo Show may soon get some competition from Google.

As well as displaying visual information, the Show is also capable of playing video content from a variety of sources including, of course, Amazon Prime Video.

The new, smaller Echo also has better sound and an improved ability to hear users, said Dave Limp, who runs Amazon's and Echo lines.

The device will launch in Q4 in the USA and early 2018 in the United Kingdom and Germany.

We're going to need a lot of salt for this one. Alexa will tell you whose calling, and you can decide whether to pick up calls or not through simple voice commands.

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