Amazon announces Alexa Show Mode, an interactive voice experience for Lenovo PCs
Amazon unveiled Show Modean ‘Alexa-based interactive PC voice experience, exclusively on a selection of Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad and ThinkPad Windows 10 devices. Show Mode automatically transforms your Lenovo PC into a smart display at no additional cost, allowing you to ask Alexa for various things.
Here comes Show Mode, the Alexa-based interactive voice experience for PC
Through Show Mode, you can ask Alexa to update on the latest news, propose music or set a timer. From convertible laptops to notebooks, the rich and responsive visual experience adapts to various PC form factors from Lenovo. Show Mode breathes new life into your PC allowing you to carry out more activities. Just say “Alexa, open Show Mode” or click on the “Show Mode” button in the Alexa App on the PC to start the experience.
Show Mode supports many of Alexa’s features and lets you ask her about different topics, try recipes, play games, make appointments, create to-do lists, and more. Also, you can easily control compatible smart home devices or instantly call your contacts through Drop-In, just by using your voice.
Alexa for PC has exceptional graphics, large displays, high quality microphones and the computing power necessary to return a rich and immersive user experience. With Alexa’s ‘set it and forget it’ experience in Show Mode, you can talk to Alexa on a big screen without necessarily being in front of your PC and without picking up your smartphone.
Show Mode improves the PC user experience
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the rich Alexa experience to PCs.” commented Aaron Rubenson, Vice President Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Skills. “Users appreciate that Alexa is always accessible. With Show Mode, Alexa helps make PCs even more versatile and adaptable, enabling richer experiences throughout the home or in any high place the user chooses to bring their device. “
“Simplifying devices and enhancing the PC experience is at the heart of Lenovo’s customer-facing innovation culture. A voice-controlled interface is an important part of this commitment. ” he has declared Igor Bergman, Vice President of Cloud and Software, Intelligent Devices Group at Lenovo. “That’s why Lenovo is the first to bring Alexa Show Mode on PC to market. By enabling Show Mode on Lenovo PCs, we provide users with a versatile user experience and a comfortable and natural interface ”.
Show Mode is currently available on a selection of Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad and ThinkPad PCs with integrated Alexa and Windows 10. Compatible countries are Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Spain, United States.