Amazons Echo Show can now scan barcodes to flesh out your shopping list
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In our review of the Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display, Dan called it the smart alarm clock to get. But I think I might move mine to the kitchen, right next to the garbage can.
Thats partly because Amazon has just added the ability for the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8s camera to scan barcodes, and automatically add those items to your shopping list (via VentureBeat). I might do that when Ive got an empty package Im about to toss in the trash.
You start by saying Alexa, scan this to my shopping list. Up pops this screen:
I just tried it with a milk carton, orange juice, and a New Balance shoebox, and it seems to work fine in each case, adding each to my Alexa shopping list….