Echo Show 5 | Stay in touch with the help of Alexa Sandstone fabric
- Alexa can show you more: with an 5.5" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help you manage your day at a glance.
- Connect with video calling and messaging: call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
- Be entertained: ask Alexa to show you TV programmes, films or the news. Listen to radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks.
- Control your smart home: voice control compatible devices, or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights and adjust thermostats.
- Make it yours: display your Amazon photo albums and customise your Home screen. Create morning routines to start your day.
- Made to fit your life: cook step-by-step recipes. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.
- Designed to protect your privacy: electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with the press of a button. Slide the built-in cover to close the camera.
Echo Show 8 - Brilliant
The Echo show 8 is definitely now my favourite, it's the perfect screen display size in my opinion and has that physical camera blocker. I use my Echo Show 5 as a bedroom clock that still gives me access to all my security camera feeds and all my smart Alexa enabled devices should anything go bump in the night. The Echo Show 8 I can move around the house as its size makes it really portable. The built-in speakers make for really good quality audio much better than the 5 and plenty loud enough as a standalone performer. The 8 also seems much better at listening and performing to given actions and inquiries. I very highly recommend the Echo Show 8 it's much more than just a Five Star.
Great sound, ideal for kitchen
Love the Show 8, great sound, nice size display ideal for viewing stuff in kitchen.. as others have said the software needs work, you have to bare in mind this isn't a tablet with a speaker its a smart speaker with a display, you can do many things with it. Ideal for viewing recipes, prime videos, music, viewing cctv, youtube...