The All-new Echo Show 8 with an improved 13 MP camera and auto-framing that keeps you centered during video calls. The vibrant 8” HD touchscreen, adaptive color, and stereo speakers bring entertainment to life. Alexa can help manage your day–ask to see lists, compatible cameras, and more.
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This product lags and is so slow to responses. I have high WiFi speeds and excellent internet connections, so my internet is certainly not the issue. And I’ve had to exchange it as well for another which did the exact same thing
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Ease of Use
2 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
5 out of 5
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Ease of Use
5 out of 5
Set up, Sound quality
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great electronic for your home
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Easy to set up. Speaker volume is loud and bass is exceptional. Great for watching shows and listening to music.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, price and sound. Editors are less positive about usability and reliability. 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Nick Pino on June 29, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) reviewWhile those are all serious strikes against the Echo Show 8, it's not all bad. This generation incorporates a new 13-megapixel wide-angle camera that digitally pans and zooms during video calls and an octa-core processor that helps the display
The VergeRating, 4 out of 54.0Dan Seifert on July 6, 2021
Amazon's new Echo Show 8 is a little faster and has a better cameraAmazon's midsize Echo Show 8 is the best smart display in its lineup. It is larger and more capable than the diminutive Echo Show 5, while costing far less than the larger Echo Show 10. The Echo Show 8 is handy for watching video, listening to
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Kate Kozuch on January 31, 2022
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) reviewAmazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: The $129 Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has a clever new auto-framing camera for video chats, making the best affordable Alexa display even better.
PCMagRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Will Greenwald on June 8, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) ReviewThe original Echo Show 8 has been one of our favorite smart displays since it came out two years ago, thanks to a nearly perfect balance of strong audio performance for the size, a bright and colorful screen, and loads of useful Alexa voice
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) review: The Alexa smart display for everyoneFaster and better than ever, but is the Echo Show 8 (2nd gen, 2021) the best smart display? Find out in this Amazon Echo Show 8 review.
A:AnswerHello CColl! This is a great question! There are a multitude of features you can use the Echo Show 8 for that aren't just video calls! Yes, the recipes feature is tremendous to use, but you can also use the video streaming capabilities of the device for a plethora of streaming services such as Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, etc. You can also use it for streaming music with your favorite music services such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify. In addition to these features, Alexa can be used for numerous other tasks such as controlling smart home devices, being an intercom using a "drop in" or "announcements" feature, securing your home as a security camera that you can access through your Alexa app, and be a link to video doorbells so you can see who is at your door through your doorbell with compatible devices. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg of ways you can utilize your Echo Show 8 but I hope this helps and answers your question a bit! Thanks again for inquiring and I hope you have a phenomenal day!
There are main differences include the following:
Echo Show 8 1st gen has a 1MP camera with built-in shutter and the 2nd Gen has a 13 MP camera with auto-framing.
1st gen has one 2.0” (52 mm) neodymium speakers with passive bass radiator and the 2nd gen has 2 x 2.0" speakers
Overall the second generation has a better camera and sound than the first generation!
Hope that helps.
A:AnswerHello Fred! I believe you are asking if you can use the Echo Show with an iPhone? There is an Alexa app available for download on the Apple AppStore which allows you to utilize the full extent of what the Echo Show can offer. Also, since the Show is a screened device, you can even use and set it up without using an app at all. You can just follow the onscreen instructions and the device is a full featured touch screen. I hope this answers your question and you have an amazing day!
A:AnswerHello, Lucy! Yes! You can Zoom through the Echo Show 8. You can ask Alexa to join a zoom meeting. Depending on how you have it set up, you may need to enter a meeting ID and/or a passcode. I hope that helps! Have a great day!
Hello! I can't do a side by side on here but, I can tell you in a snap shot quickly...starting with the SHOW8:
The new Echo Show 8 has some great upgraded features. The device now has a 13 MP camera that is built to keep you in frame! The camera has auto-framing that can zoom and tilt to always keep you in frame and centered for video calls. You can also look in when you're away with the built-in camera. The Echo Show 8 gives you control of compatible devices like cameras, lights, and more using the interactive display, your voice, or your motion.
Move around the room during video calls or while you're cooking along to a recipe and the brilliant 10.1" HD screen will automatically turn to face you! Catch up with your favorite people without having to worry about staying in frame, the 13mp camera can zoom in and pan out to make sure you are centered! Take a look around when you're away! Watch your shows with the premium sound that adapts to the space you're in and so much more...
I hope this helps explain some of the features of the Echo SHOW8 compared to the SHOW10
Yes! You can access your Nest/Google doorbell, thermostat, and other cameras on your Echo Show 8. All you would need to do is enable the Nest skill in the Alexa App and that will link all of your Nest devices to Alexa. As far as YouTube goes, you can access it on the device, but it is not through an app. It is accessible through the web browser on the device. Simply say, "Alexa, show me cat videos on YouTube" and she will pull it up for your! Have a great day!
I understand that you want your dad's calendar to sync and show on your Echo Show 8. You are able to add accounts on your Alexa app which will allow you to sync calendar and email. Those accounts are Google, Microsoft and Apple. You can add these accounts in the start up page of you Alexa app by searching calendar and it will proceed to walk you through the set up. Hope this has answered your concern.
Have an amazing day!