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Amazon's Echo Show displays your smart camera's live video feed

No Show? Your regular Echo will soon pipe a camera's audio into your room.

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Amazon's Echo Show is getting another new trick, err, skill. Now the gizmo will link with the cameras on your home network and display their respective feeds when you say something like, "Alexa, show the front door." A press release notes that this will work with cameras from Amcrest, Arlo, August, EZViz, IC Realtime, Ring, Nest and Vivint. And if you don't have a Show, saying the command phrase will soon give you an audio feed on your Dot or Echo. Better yet, Amazon has released the camera control API into the wild so developers can start cracking on even more implementations for it.

Of course, Google Home plays nicely with smart home equipment too. Mostly Nest thermostats at this point, but given the device's lack of a video screen it can't quite deliver camera feeds. Maybe next year?

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