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QuestionI'm considering purchasing an Amazon - Echo Show 8 with Alexa for my elderly mother. I'd like to know what applications and capabilities this unit can provide that would help my mother?
- Answer I purchased a show for my father in a nursing home. With Covid 19 his nursing home has a no visitor policy during the pandemic. I now can drop in and FaceTime him without having to call the front desk. He is a stroke patient and can’t move his right side at all. He doesn’t have to answer verbally or touch anything with a drop in. I’m very grateful for the echo show!
QuestionWhat accessories do I need to purchase in order for this to function properly as a video chat? I am purchasing for my mom and don't want her aide to run to the store to purchase additional items to make it work.
- Answer It comes with everything needed for video chat/calls. Built-in camera, microphone, speaker, and screen. It has free video and audio calls between Echo devices and the Alexa mobile app. So you could get another Echo Show (or the Alexa app on your phone) and call her for free.
- Answer Yes, you can get a video call on your iPhone.
- Answer Echo Show 8 connects to Alexa to give you rich stereo sound with vivid visuals on an 8" HD screen. Set alarms and timers, display your favorite photos, check weather and traffic as you head out, or catch up on news highlights and movie trailers. Connect with your favorite people by making hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or another Echo with a screen, use Announcements to send voice messages to every room with a supported Echo device, or use Drop In as a two-way intercom between rooms.
- Answer Yes I received an echo dot. Best purchase I have made from any Alexa product
- Answer Not yet. Lots of people have given feedback to add an option to turn the suggestions off, and may become available via future system updates.
- Answer Yes, my son just started talking to it and it learned his voice automatically. Then when I bought the echo dot for his room and we registered it for him it just automatically added him. So easy
- Answer Yes. I have been watching music videos from Vevo on it too.
- Answer Hello Sharon, Echo Show 8 uses WiFi to function, but you would need to download the Alexa app to a mobile device for registration and customization purposes. You can also use a tablet that has access to the Amazon, Google Play, or Apple app store to download the Alexa app.
QuestionDoes this device require a wall outlet at all times?? I would really prefer an Alexa device that is wireless and not need some bulky cord and outlet connection.
- Answer Yes it requires a wall outlet to be plugged up at all times.
Questionmy echo shows red at bottom of screen need to change it to blue for alexa to answer questions
- Answer There is a mute button is turned on.
- Answer I have both and I think its just the screen size. I just use mine to play music, videos, and play games....others may have a more advanced knowledge with the device but thats the only difference that I have noticed.
- Answer Size 5 size 8 and a 10
QuestionCan I keep the weekly weather forecast on the main display at all times? Kind of like as my screen saver?
- Answer Hello Britt1985, yes you can. Do so by swiping down from the top of the device and navigating to Settings > Home Content > Toggle off all switches except for "Weather Forecast" > Toggle off "Rotate Continuously"