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A New Feature makes the Amazon Echo Show More Useful for Blind Users

If you have an Amazon Echo Show, it now comes with a new trick that can help you identify products.
The Show and Tell feature, rolling out today, allows you to say "Alexa, what am I holding?" which will prompt the device to attempt to identify the can, bottle, or item that is being held in front of its camera. Alexa will give audio cues to help you focus the item and then give its description if it identifies it.
You'll need the full-size 1st or 2nd generation Echo Show or the smaller and more affordable Echo Show 5 to take advantage of this feature. You can learn more and watch a video from this blog post

Source: Alexa, What am I Holding? - Amazon Blog
Category: News
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Brooke Monday, 21-Oct-2019 7:08 PM ET:

I just bought the Echo Show 5 to try out this feature and am getting the message that it's not available on this device.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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