Amazon Alexa Pompeii Advert

Amazon promotes its Amazon Echo Show in a new ad, which highlights that now you can pick up facts without putting down lunch.

The 20-second spot opens with a man standing among dozens of people living in an ancient town and stopping one of them to ask what year it is. He learns that it’s 79 A.D. and it soon turns out that he’s in Pompeii and the locals running by in horror are scared by Vesuvius erupting. The man, who’s holding a sandwich in his hand, is soon transported back to his kitchen, where his daughter is doing her history homework and his Amazon Echo Show gives him the answers he needs to help his daughter with the homework. Asked about the name of the volcano that destroyed the city, the father asks Alexa the same question, but in a whisper.

The ad concludes with the tagline “A Voice Is All You Need” flashing across the screen.

Amazon’s Echo Show lineup includes several models, such as the 1st Generation, Echo Show 2nd Generation, the 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Show 10 and the Echo Show 4th Generation.

The latest features three audio drivers, Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Amazon Sidewalk, and Amazon’s new AZ1 processor, and costs $99.99.