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.”