Discover even more with the Amazon Echo Show 8. This clever smart display combines an 8-inch touchscreen in HD with a voice-activated speaker. So you can ask Alexa, Amazon’s voice service, to stream your favourite programme on Prime. Listen to podcasts, audiobooks and playlists in stereo sound. Or video call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo Show.
The Echo is compatible with other smart home devices too. Ask Alexa to dim the lights in the living room. Change the temperature on your thermostat. Or switch off plugs using just your voice or the handy touchscreen.
Worried about privacy? You can turn the mics and camera off at any time – and view, hear, delete your voice recordings whenever you want. The Echo is quick and easy to install. Simply plug it in, follow the on-screen instructions and get started by saying ‘Alexa’.
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Use this voice-activated device to manage your smart home
Control your entertainment
Download skills (like apps) through the Alexa app to get the most out of your Echo Show. Stream live TV, watch films on Amazon Prime or music videos on Vevo. Connect to Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer to access your playlists and listen to your favourite tunes. Or say ‘Alexa, show me my holiday photo album’ to display memories from your summer trip. There are even games you can download to keep the kids entertained.
Simplify the running of your home
The Echo makes it easier to manage everyday tasks. Ask Alexa to set an alarm for the morning, add an event to your calendar or to give you step-by-step recipe instructions for cooking dinner. The Echo can help you stay on top of your day too. Ask Alexa to check the weather forecast and to read out the latest news headlines. Or get a traffic update for your commute to work.
Manage compatible smart devices
Go hands-free and use your voice to control other compatible smart devices in the home. Ask Alexa to turn up the temperature on the thermostat. Show you who’s at the front door. Or to switch lights and plugs on/off around your home. And if you’re worried about privacy, you can view, hear and delete your voice recordings at any time. Or turn off the mics and conceal the camera if you don’t want to be disturbed.
Set up and use the The Amazon Echo Show 8 in 3 easy steps
1. Plug in your Echo Show 8
2. Connect to the internet using the Echo Show 8
3. Just ask Alexa for music, weather, news and more
|What's included||Echo Show 8, power adaptor (30W) cable (1.5m), things to try card and a Quick Start guide|
|Compatible with||Fire OS, Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser|
|Connections||Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|Speaker size||2" (52mm) neodymium speakers with passive bass radiator|
|Camera||1 MP camera with built in cover|
|Accessibility features||Alexa captioning for subtitles, magnify the screen, toggle colour inversion and choose between colour correction options. You can also enable to VoiceView screen reader to navigate the screen and hear feedback about the items you select|
|Dimensions||200.4 x 135.9 x 99.1 mm|
“Alexa, show me who’s at the front door”
You don’t have to get up when the doorbell rings with the Ring Video Doorbell. Just ask, ‘Alexa, answer the front door’ and use the Echo Show to see, hear and talk to whoever’s on your doorstep. Or ask Alexa to show you a live feed at any time. Even if you’re not in, you can answer the door with the Ring doorbell. Whenever the motion sensors are triggered, an alert pops up on your phone and you can see, hear and talk to whoever’s on your doorstep.
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