Amazon has added a digital picture frame option to all of its Echo Show devices

When comparing smart display features and audio quality, the Amazon Echo Show can hold its own against competitors like the Google Nest Hub series. The Echo Show 10 stands out from the crowd because to its swivelling base, which can be turned to face the user. While the Echo Show models excel in many areas, one area where they fall short is in their capacity to function as a digital picture frame and display a rudimentary slideshow. Finally, Amazon is fixing that omission, although with a little catch.

The Verge reports that as of August 5, Echo Show displays may be set to show photographs for three straight hours. Only the Echo Show 15, which came out in December of last year, has the capacity of displaying digital picture frames. All Echo Smart displays in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France have had the capability upgraded this month.

When you tell Alexa to “start the picture frame,” the smart screen will clear its widgets and alerts so that just your photos are visible throughout the presentation. Only a brief caption indicating when and where the photo was shot may be distracting.

Through the Alexa app’s display settings, Echo Show users may choose the albums to be shown. Photos may be collected from associated Amazon and Facebook accounts, or even uploaded from your smartphone or tablet. Display a shuffled collection of third-party photographs if you can’t make up your mind.

Then what is the catch that we mentioned? Why this display option is only accessible for three hours at a time on a digital picture frame is a mystery. Even so, any improvement is welcome, and we’ll take what we can get.