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In a new feature, Amazon has added a digital photo frame mode to all Echo Show displays


By TechThop Team

Posted on: 13 Aug, 2022

The Amazon Echo Show can match Google Nest Hub devices in terms of smart display functionality and sound quality.

The Echo Show 10 stands out from its competitor's thanks to its rotating base, which can be swiveled in the user's direction. In spite of everything they do well, one place where Echo Shows.

Compared to other smart displays, the display doesn't do much more than displaying a simple slideshow of pictures.

The good news is Amazon is finally addressing that oversight - albeit with a slight caveat.

The Verge reports that starting August 5, Echo Show screens can display photos for three consecutive hours.

Previously, this digital photo frame display capability was only available on the Echo Show 15, which was released in December.

In the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France, the feature is now available on all Echo Smart displays with this month's update.

As soon as you issue the voice command 'Alexa, start photo frame,' your smart display will hide widgets and notifications and go full-screen for its slideshow, so your photos are the focus. Only the coroner notice in the picture threatening to obstruct you is the date it was taken and the album it belongs to.

The Alexa app's device settings allow Echo Show owners to choose which albums to display. Your smartphone or tablet can also upload photos, or you can pull them from your Amazon and Facebook accounts. For those who are unsure of what to pick, you can always select from a random selection of images from third parties.

So what are the caveats we warned about? The digital photo frame mode needs to be reactivated every three hours - why this display feature is only available for this time period is unclear. Nevertheless, it's better than nothing, and we will take any upgrade we can get.

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