Smart displays with inbuilt voice assistant

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 19 Feb 2020
Smart displays with inbuilt voice assistant

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Smart Displays take the convenience offered by smart speakers and add a display for added functionality. As such, they can be used to consume video as well as audio content. Use cases of such devices include the ability to make video calls in a hands-free and hassle-free manner, streaming your favourite music and video through different apps and even control other IoT devices. Such interesting features surely make them a device that you should have at your home. Here’s a look at a few smart displays available on Amazon. Please note that these devices are selected based on specifications and features that are offered.

Amazon Echo Show 8

The Amazon Echo Show 8 boasts of an 8-inch HD screen for a good viewing experience. The built-in Alexa allows for a bunch of use cases. It could fix appointments, make video calls, play videos and more. On the entertainment side of things, it comes with a range of options for you to choose including Amazon Prime Video and Voot, while music streaming is handled by Amazon Prime Music, Hungama Music, Saavn and Gaana. As with any other smart speaker/device, you can control other IoT devices through it. This would include controlling CCTV camera, smart lights, ACs and more.

Lenovo Smart Clock

The Lenovo Smart Clock is the ideal time-piece built in accordance with the needs of the 21st century. It comes with built-in Google Assistant and can be activated via the activation phrase  ‘OK Google’. The Smart Clock can be used to listen to music, set alarm, create reminders and more. It has a 4-inch screen that is big enough for you to get all the necessary notifications and manage your activities. You can also manage your other smart devices at home through the device.

Home Hub Nest

The Home Hub Nest features a large 7-inch touchscreen that should allow you to navigate through different apps with ease. It should be noted that the device comes with Google Assistant, so buyers should ensure that any IoT device in their home is compatible with it. As with other smart displays in the list, the device can be used to access photos, videos, music streaming apps and more. It can also be used to access other IoT devices in your home. This would include CCTV video footage, controls smart devices and so on. You get a physical switch on it that helps you turn off the microphone and camera for added privacy. 

Amazon Echo Show

If you are looking for a smart display with a big screen, then the Echo Show from Amazon is a great option for you. It comes with a huge 10.1-inch display and is powered by Amazon Alexa in which you can watch your favourite TV show or movie while enjoying a hands-free experience. Like other smart displays in this list, you can control your IoT devices through your voice without even leaving your couch or bed. Thanks to the display, you can use the Echo Show to catch up with news, make video calls, and much more. 

 

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