Amazon's new Echo will let you see who's at your front door

  • The Amazon Echo Show will let users view live feeds of cameras around the house.
  • Popular brands such as Nest and Ring are already offering support.
  • The feature will be live when the Echo Show begins shipping this month.

Amazon announced Thursday that owners of the Amazon Echo Show, which begins shipping this month, will be able to use the device to tap into video cameras around the house.

Echo Show owners who want to take advantage of this feature will also need a smart camera. To activate the camera, Echo Show owners only need to say "Alexa, show me the front door camera," or "Alexa, show me the baby camera."

Several of Amazon's partners have already announced support for the feature, including Ring, Logitech, Arlo, Nest, August, EZViz, Vivint, Amcrest and IC Realtime.

Nest and Ring might be the most familiar names. The latter makes a smart doorbell with a camera that lets you check who's at the door, and the former, owned by Google, has a series of smart home cameras.

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