Amazon Echo Show
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Amazon announced a new Echo speaker on Tuesday.

It’s called the Echo Show, it costs $229.99, and the company says it will start shipping in June.

As with Amazon’s other Echo speakers, users will be able to talk to a virtual assistant, Alexa, that can turn on music, read news, and connect with apps like Uber.

The biggest new improvement to the Echo Show from past models is that it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen that can make video calls.

The touchscreen can also play Amazon Video and YouTube videos and display song lyrics, the company said.

Here’s how it works:

Amazon’s Echo Show is a smart speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen. It comes in black and white.

Amazon's Echo Show is a smart speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen. It comes in black and white.

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The biggest new addition is that the Echo Show can make video and voice calls — but only to other Echo owners or to smartphones through the Alexa app. You can tell your speaker, “Alexa, call Dad.”

The biggest new addition is that the Echo Show can make video and voice calls — but only to other Echo owners or to smartphones through the Alexa app. You can tell your speaker,

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Like this.

Like this.

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It also plays videos.

It also plays videos.

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And it shows YouTube videos — this could be really handy for…