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Echo keeps ex­pand­ing

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Ama­zon’s Echo range is ex­pand­ing fast. There are, as be­fore, three sizes of tra­di­tional speaker Echo – from the Dot to the Plus, all re­cently re­freshed with new hard­ware – but these have now been joined by cam­era-and­screen equipped ex­ten­sions to the range. There’s the larger £200 Echo Show, and this, the dinky chopped-sphere Echo Spot at £129. That cam­era can link to Ama­zon’s ‘skills’, apps that ex­tend what the de­vice can do, and you can make video calls too.

Watch it You can stream video calls or TV – either zoomed in, or slightly cropped at the edges.

Flat face The cir­cu­lar screen chops off the edges but gives the Echo Spot a unique look.

Touch ing Phys­i­cal con­trols, four mi­cro­phones, and a touch­screen make this uniquely in­ter­ac­tive.

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