Amazon Brings Alexa Show Mode to Lenovo PCs

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Amazon, Hardware, Mobile, Windows 10 with 6 Comments

Amazon announced today that Alexa Show Mode is now available on Windows 10, but only on select Lenovo PCs.

“Show Mode [is] a voice-first, interactive Alexa experience for PCs, exclusively on select Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad[,] and ThinkPad Windows 10 [PCs],” Amazon’s Smitha Mysore Lokesh writes. “Show Mode automatically turns your Lenovo PC into a smart display at no additional cost, so you can ask Alexa to show you trending news stories, listen to music or set a timer from across the room. From convertible laptops to notebooks, the rich, responsive visuals adapt seamlessly to different Lenovo PC form factors. Show Mode brings new life to PCs by allowing users to do more with their PC, even when they step away from it. Just say, ‘Alexa, open Show Mode,’ or click on the ‘Show Mode’ button in the Alexa app on your PC to get started.”

Show Mode is currently available exclusively on select Alexa Built-in Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad and ThinkPad PCs with Windows 10 in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. It was first revealed by Lenovo at CES 2021, but Amazon notes that Show Mode will become available on additional PC models later this year.

“We are excited to bring Alexa’s rich, visual ambient experience to PCs,” says Amazon vice president Aaron Rubenson. “Customers love the fact that Alexa is always accessible. With Show Mode, Alexa is helping make PCs more versatile and adaptive, enabling richer experiences throughout the home or wherever customers may take their PC.”


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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Amazon Brings Alexa Show Mode to Lenovo PCs”

  1. anoldamigauser

    One more thing to uninstall.

    • jordan_meyer

      Amen... I have Echos for that. It's a "feature" of my kindle fire that only gets used accidentally and leaves me cursing and wishing there was a way to hide the stupid button because it takes over the entire screen and isn't always obvious that it's active or why it suddenly started behaving differently

      • wright_is

        My FireHD keeps asking me every couple of days, if I want to activate Alexa. It won't take no for an answer, only yes or later...

    • bettyblue

      My thoughts exactly.

      One more reason to validate my continued Mac use as a primary computer. I do not trust anything Amazon and this on top of Windows 10....ugggg!

  2. angusmatheson

    Macs do come with a ridiculous number of of programs in the dock these days. I guess they are useful programs - but dang there are a lot of them. And do they have all have to start out in the dock?