Amazon announced the release of the latest version of the Echo Show.
The Echo Show 8 includes better adaptive response technology that allows the device to see where the user is standing and change the size of the display for optimal viewing.
Users that enroll in virtual ID can have the Echo Show personalize content automatically by recognizing your face.
One of the most notable new features is functionality that will allow users to make the Echo Show into a photo frame with personalized content.
This feature has been curiously missing from earlier versions of the device.
There is, of course, an upcharge for the feature and an ongoing cost to link the Echo Show to your Amazon Photos account.
The Echo Show Photos Addition will cost $159.99 which is $10 more than the normal version, but includes a six-month subscription to Amazon PhotoPlus.
After six months, Amazon will add a $1.99 monthly charge for PhotoPlus unless you are a Prime member.
Amazon’s popular photo storage service is a key benefit to Prime members who receive unlimited photo storage, and up to 5Gb of video storage, with paid options to upgrade video storage up to 3 terabytes.
Users of the Echo Show Photos Addition can select and personalize the images that are on rotation from the device and are displayed in high resolution.
Amazon has invested billions to expand its data centers globally including one massive data center in Virginia which has accounted for local investments of over $51 billion over ten years.
With all of this storage space, Amazon is pushing to host photos and video content for many more users and the new Echo Show Photo Edition is another cog in that expanding strategy.