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.
Use voice assistants to explore Best Buy.
Ask for today’s deals, store hours and more via an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device.
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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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.
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.
I have Alexa devices all over my home. This mini is in my Master Bedroom and keeps me connected to my Ring Doorbell right from my bed. I use it to order pizza, find Best Buy deals of the day, set routines for my day, check the lenght of time for my morning commute in traffic, make my grocery list, control my Nest Thermostat and so many more tasks. A win, win!
Me and my Echo are having a nice experience together. I enjoy hands free calling. For some reason calls won't come in on my Echo but calls will go out. The menu sometimes offers movies and recipes. I was even able to practice my Spanish with Echo. I wish It had Hulu.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Pleasantly Surprised and Happy
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I am pleasantly surprised and happy with the Echo Show 5 Gen 1. It's about $10 cheaper than Gen 2 but my research showed that aside from a better megapixel camera they are basically identical and the Gen 1 keeps the 3.5mm audio jack. I purchased to use for video calls with family while one was in a nursing home for rehabilitation. I currently have the Echo 1, Echo Plus 1, Dots a Gen 2 Echo Show 10 refurb and this is actually nice with video over the other Echo's but enjoy them all.
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.
Love, love, love. It’s small enough to fit on my side table in my bedroom, close enough for me to use as an alarm clock or to ask Alexa a question. I also bought the stand for it to fit on, it’s just perfect.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, price, sound and usability. 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Henry St Leger on May 24, 2021
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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.