Streamline your life with this Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display. Integration with Alexa and an advanced microphone let you control smart home devices, update calendars and queue up content using voice commands. This Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display has a 5.5-inch display and a built-in camera for video chatting with friends and family.
See and do more with Alexa
Echo Show 5 connects to Alexa to give you vivid visuals on its 5.5" smart display with a crisp full sound - all in a compact design that fits in any room, in any home. See on-screen lyrics with Amazon Music.
Connect with your favorite people
Connect with your favorite people. Make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or another Echo device with a screen. Instantly connect to other supported devices in your home, or make a voice announcement to every room with a supported Echo device.
Set alarms and timers, catch up on the current events, check weather and traffic, as you head out in your new city.
Entertainment for every part of your day
Catch up on today's news and sports highlights. Watch movie trailers. Cook along with step-by-step recipes. See song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. It's the perfect size for adding glanceable entertainment to any room.
Designed around your privacy
Enjoy multiple layers of privacy. Your voice is streamed to the cloud only after your device detects the wake word - Alexa.
You can turn off the microphone and camera with a press of the button. The built-in shutter lets you easily cover the camera.
Control your smart home
Manage compatible smart home devices on the simple interactive display, or use your voice. Regulate lights and switches, set thermostats, view security cameras.
Make other nightstands jealous
Use the ambient sunrise lighting feature to get your day started right. You can also choose from several fun clock face designs.
Alexa boasts more than 80,000 skills and counting
Amazon Alexa is always getting smarter. The skills are like apps, and help you do more. Play Jeopardy! or learn something new with wikiHow. Just say, "Alexa, show me skills."
Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Display with Alexa
Power adapter/cable (4.9 ft.)
Number of Microphones
Amazon Alexa, Hue, Nest, SmartThings, Wink
Echo Show 5" Smart Display with Alexa
Number Of Speakers
Voice Assistant Built-in
Number of Microphones
Video and voice call
Wireless A, Wireless AC, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP),
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1. sonoffs to turn on and off all light switches in my home.
2. harmony hub to turn on, turn off, change channel or HDMI on my tv and Yamaha rx-v665 with surround speakers system.
3. Orvibo allone pro to control AirCondition, Playstation and electric fan.
4. Use drop in or announcement to another echo as intercom and video call to my dad thousands miles away.
5. Security alarm system and use voice commands.
6. Bluetooth speaker. Alexa to computer like I am on starship Enterprise.
I absolutely love this product! I got it to replace our Echo Spot due to the size being smaller than the larger show and price being cheaper. It is so much better than the spot. For one, I can see it!!! Sound quality is good, (additional) base is good quality, doesn't take up much room, picture quality is good and home screen options are fun. Would definitely recommend this above the spot any day!!!
We mainly use this model as an alarm clock in the bedroom with the camera shuttered. We use it for the daily briefings, alarms, listen to our favorite music while dressing, weather reports home and other locations, and any questions we need answers to. I have the Echo Show 2nd addition in the kitchen where we use it for many things, but i really like it as a photo frame slide show that runs all the time. Just so you know the 5 will also do the slide show and play the music.
This Echo Show 5 works very similarly to the Echo Dots that I already have and I have two Of these devices. I love that you can do things directly from the screen like create routines, alarms or change the brightness of the light or the volume right there. It does not react as sensitively as other Amazon devices. Sometimes I find myself almost yelling at it. It is great when I pair it with my ring devices and can’t see my front porch camera directly from this device. It also has abilities to voice call but I haven’t found it to be helpful as it takes several seconds to connect video.
Overall I am happy with it. I feel with more updates it will be fantastic.
I can ask Alexa for recipes and read them as I cook or bake in the kitchen. We lost our home in the camp fire so I also lost all of my recipes. This is perfect to replace them and have them at my fingertips!
In the space of the clock it replaced, the echo show is a productive aid for time, weather, reminders, quick questions, appointment setting, calls, and music easily mutable for calls or concentration. Voice calling is easy to other Alexa's in a home office or with the bridge to contacts and businesses outside. I looked up the hours of a business and then Alexa offered to call them me. Convenient and quick.
It's ok. Good for a first Smart Device-A few flaws
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3 out of 5
This is my first Amazon Smart device and so far it's just simply ok. I do see a lot of posts about the annoying "Try 'Alexa'...." screens showing up all day and night, yeah I do notice it at times when looking over at it, (Oddly it seems to start popping up when I enter the room..so maybe it hears me??) Who knows but it doesn't bother me that much. But if there was an option to turn it off, I would.
It has a nice bright clear display, sound is pretty good and can be customized -with an internal equalizer. Connection to bluetooth devices like FireTV, iPad, iPhone worked well...perhaps too well. Once I start playing video on my phone on the first level of my home, bluetooth audio would transfer to the Echo located in my office on the 2nd level. So, I had to disable that. :)
There is a frustrating issue I have right now - I do have a problem when I say "Alexa," there have been MANY times so far in the 3-4 weeks of owning this, it won't respond, even though I see the animated blue line moving across on the bottom of the screen (indicating Alexa is listening) - and I'm only 1 foot away from the device. I even tried changing the "Alexa" name to "Computer," no change. I've stood directly over the device saying "Alexa" with no response. At night before I go to bed, I will say "Alexa, turn off display" (have to say this a few times) - display turns off since I need complete darkness in my room to sleep. Trying to "wake up" Alexa in the mornings with my voice can be a real challenge - seems like SHE is in a deep sleep. So right now I'll just tap the display...it's just faster.
Perhaps a full reboot, maybe even a complete factory restore might help? I'm not 100% sure right now.
When this Show does function, this and the FireTV stick works flawlessly as it should - (asking "Alexa, play Jack Ryan" for example) will turn on Fire TV, and simply start playing the episode.
Also I picked up my first "Smart Bulb" with this, a special deal for a $5 Sengled - Smart Wi-Fi bulb. This seems to work very well with the Show, it even has a dimmer control.
Another big issue right now is the Echo Show and LG Smart TV's - this simply does not work. However this looks like it may be a big problem on the LG side and it's very low rated "ThinQ" app working with Alexa Smart Home Skills. As of Feb. 9, 2020 - the problem still exists.
Right now, its ok, there is some frustration with this so far. Perhaps a firmware update is needed.
I admit I had my eyes on this baby for a while. Finally broke down and bought it. It’s AWESOME!!! I have it in my bedroom and it’s the perfect alarm. I can also listen to my favorite Internet show, Elvis & Friends, each Sunday morning Couldn’t keep it on my phone but it’s perfect here. I’m still learning all the uses but I love it!
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, price, sound and size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Henry St Leger on September 20, 2019
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A:AnswerThis is Amazon's product line of Alexa enabled smart speakers. With compatible devices or smart products around your house, you can control anything from the washing machine to your lights.
This is basically an Echo with a screen. It has the same functionality but with a screen to show you what's going on.
In order to use this product, you will need an internet connection and a compatible tablet or smart phone.
A:AnswerYou can set a personal photo as the background but I haven't found a way to automatically rotate photos. On the Alexa app select the device. Scroll down to the bottom to Home Screen Background and go from there.
A:AnswerAs long as your thermostat and plugs say that they can be controlled by Alexa, this will work for you.
If they don't necessarily say they will work with Alexa, there are a few services that act as a third party and have skills set up to enable this devices to work with Alexa.
If you have owned an older version of an echo and the thermostat and plugs have worked, you are set, this is basically just a new version of the product.