Amazon’s new Show Mode turns your Fire HD tablet into an Echo Show
Amazon's Echo Show is something of a niche device, slapping a display on an Echo equipped with Alexa, but starting next month, you won't have to actually buy an Echo Show to take advantage of its unique features. On Thursday, the retail giant announced a new feature for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets called Show Mode, which turns the tablet into a hands-free Echo Show with a full-screen display that responds to Alexa voice commands.
Rolling out on July 2nd, Show Mode will be a free update delivered to all current generation Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. In Show Mode, you can ask Alexa to see the news, check the weather, view camera feeds, make a video call, or play music from your favorite streaming service. In other words, your tablet is now an Echo.
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