Select Lenovo laptops now support Echo Show Mode, an Alexa interface that turns your laptop into a smart display. Like a dedicated Echo Show hub, Lenovo laptops in Show mode provide a 1
Amazon debuted Echo Show mode on its Fire tablets in 2018, but this is the first time the software has been available on PC. While Amazon doesn’t list specific model numbers, the company says Show Mode should work on most Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad, and ThinkPad devices.
After downloading the Alexa software on your Lenovo laptop, press the “Show Mode” button in the Alexa control panel to enter Show Mode. You can also use the voice command “Alexa, open Show Mode” to activate the interface without touching your trackpad.
While you probably won’t be using your laptop as a 24/7 smart display, Echo Show mode can come in handy in a variety of situations. You can put your laptop into show mode at the end of your working day and turn it into a smart display for the afternoon. You can also use the Show Mode to look up recipes or have a video chat while cooking.
Download the Alexa app for your PC and start using Echo Show mode today. Amazon will eventually expand Show Mode support to non-Lenovo laptops and (hopefully) desktop computers.
Source: Amazon, Lenovo