The large 8"
touchscreen makes it easy to read updates and other text.
The Amazon Echo Show 8
features a spacious 8” screen that delivers plenty of detail. This touchscreen
display can be customized to show time, temperature, smart home device
readouts, favorite photos, and more.
The Echo Show 8 has
Amazon Alexa built in, so you can just tell it to play music or a podcast
episode, or stream your favorite radio station. Or call up videos, TV shows and
movies using voice commands.
Videos for entertainment and information
With an Amazon Prime
subscription you can enjoy movies, TV shows and exclusive programming on your
Echo Show 8. You can search the internet. Display your favorite recipes with
step-by-step instructions. Watch the latest news. And if you subscribe to
Amazon Music, the display can even show lyrics so you can sing along.
A world of music
The Echo Show 8 can
also stream music from other popular subscription services, such as Apple
Music®, Spotify®, and Pandora®. Just say, “Alexa, play my Spotify weekend
playlist.” You can listen to internet radio stations and podcasts through
TuneIn and iHeartRadio, or play your favorite SiriusXM channels.
If you're an Audible
subscriber, the Echo Show 8 can read to you, picking up where you left off with
Hands-free control for smart home devices
The Echo Show 8 can
give you voice control of smart lights, switches, and thermostats from
companies like Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and more. It can also provide video
feeds from your smart security cameras, and display readouts from your
The Alexa service
continually adds new features and products it's compatible with. Amazon calls
these features "skills," which can be downloaded from their website.
Voice and video calling
Make hands-free calls
with the Echo Show 8. Or video chat with others who have the Amazon Alexa app
or has an Echo device with a screen. You can even use the Echo Show 8 as
an intercom. Send an announcement to all Amazon Echo devices in your home, or
just have a two-way conversation with someone in another room.
An on/off button on
the top of the Echo Show 8 lets you easily disable the microphone and Amazon
Alexa for privacy. And there's a shutter you can slide over the camera as well.