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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ECHO SHOW is a MUST HAVE for Amazon Echo Fans!

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    gadgetguy11
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    When I first read about Amazon Echo Show, I thought the sound quality would be inferior to Echo because of the small size, which to me would be a deal breaker. I read that the sound is actually superior to Echo & it is compatible with most existing security cameras, so I decided to buy one. Then Best Buy ran a strong promotion if you buy 2, so I caved and bought 2. (I have a number of Echo's and 2) Echo Dots in the house). I am completely BLOWN AWAY by Echo Show!! Here is a brief summary of thoughts: LIKES: 1- Substantially the Best Sound Quality of any Echo to date, with stronger bass, directional stereo, Dolby Audio & focused sound field to the front. You can rock out louder, with less sound to the sides & back, so you do not share your music to all, as does the Echo. 2- The 8) Far Field microphones are more effective than Echo. 3- High resolution 7" screen is perfect for a desk or kitchen. 4- Song lyrics are great! (Free optional setting to turn on lyrics). 5- Photos of the album cover & the band on all music are awesome! 6- 3) buttons on top: Mute / Camera Defeat with red on screen indicator; Volume UP & Volume Down. 7- Excellent resolution with built-in camera. 8- Auto presence detector turns Show screen on when you are detected. 9- Speak to Alexa, just as with Echo or Dot, & Show mutes the volume & shows what you asked on the screen, with the music volume lowered in the background. 10- Ask the forecast & you get written & verbal forecast. You also get a second screen showing the next 4 days, including real feel, a picture of the anticipated weather, chance of rain, etc. 11- Say: Alexa, show me the "Front Porch", or any of the numerous security cameras & within 2 seconds, there is a highly detailed live video with sound! 12- Video conference - I do not know anyone else with Show yet, so I cannot try this but call yourself & you can see the picture they will see to adjust your surroundings. 13- Uses the same power supply as Amazon Echo. 14- Sleek shape fits right in with contemporary surroundings (see photo of Show in the center of the desk with 2) 4K monitors & iPad Pro). 15- The touch screen sensitivity is perfect. 16- Build quality is First Rate! 17- Rubber feet protect any surface & are anti - slip. 18- Addictive! More than any other device, this is one you will want in the center of your desk, as shown in my photo, because once you add the video component, you will wonder how you enjoyed music, sports, & just about everything, without it! 19- See your shopping list. 20- See visual confirmation that the lights you ask Alexa to turn on actually turned on. DISLIKES: NONE! I would only offer one design option. I would offer an optional Amazon Echo Show Wireless Subwoofer for this beast, that you could buy later. It would work like the many Soundbars that include a Wireless Sub. That would allow SHOW to not only ROCK OUT, but to shake the walls at the same time! I am seriously planning to sell some Echos & Dots to pick up a couple more Shows. They are GREAT!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's not a bad device

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    Robert
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    The Alexa Show was purchased to replace another much older device and while the Show is a good device it is lacking in some aspects that I had in the older device. I'm not sure if I'm missing it in the Show but I was able to get internet cameras on the older device (such as San Diego Zoo Elephants) that you can't get on the Show. While certainly not a deal breaker it was fun to watch. Setup was pretty straight forward and easy. It is a good aspect that we can talk to the device and it knows what we want to a certain extent. It is very literal at times and you have to make sure you have the exact code words or you get something other than what you want. (such as "play" or "start" or "open") I use it as an alarm clock and it is quite easy to set up the same time for my week but it would be a little more difficult if you have to work one weekend day of the week and then 4 more or other combination. You would have to set up several different alarms, one for each day as far as I can see. Some of the alarm sound choices are a bit alarming, I don't really want to be terrified awake each day. I found one that was mellow and at a moderate sound level works well. It would be nice to be able to add your own alarm sounds so you could have it customized to what you'd like. I don't see that yet anywhere. Another thing about the alarm is if you try to dismiss it and touch the screen the wrong way it puts the alarm into snooze mode instead of turning it off. If you tell it to dismiss the alarm it works fine but there are times I'd rather not say anything at that time of day and just dismiss it with a swipe, which is possible, but very sensitive and if you miss, here comes snooze! Just little things that may get fixed in the future with enough feedback from the customers but some may not effect people as much as some people who have more impact with a particular anomaly. I am thinking of getting a thermostat that hooks to it so I can monitor and change the heat and cooling but that is in the future at this time. Hoping that works well when it arrives.It will be nice to raise the temp a degree in the cold of winter without having to get out of the warmth of the bed. All in all I'd say it's a good emerging technology but needs a little work. Considering this type of thing was science fiction not too long ago It's kind of where we're heading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra for the display and drop-in

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    JustPosting
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    Righht off the bat, I've used both Google Home and Alexa. Google is just better at recognizing your voice and understanding your commands, in whichever grammatical syntnax I use. I also find that it recognizes any voice much more quickly while playing music. Google is also better with accents, as some of my family members have accents. Google also is much better at finding random information from the web. Now, the positives. The Alexa is getting better all the time. Amazon is constantly updating. This latest update for the Show is really nice. News stories, calendar info, and Amazon delivery info scroll across the screen in a more fluid manner than before. I especially like the background photos that go with the news stories. One thing Alexa is better at than Google Home is connecting with Smart Home devices. Alexa has a been around longer and just has a longer list of compatible devices. I find that manufacturers come out with skills faster for Alexa than Google Home and sometimes work more consistently with Alexa (i.e. Netgear cameras). Alexa also seems to have more useful skills compared to Google Home Actions (that's what Google calls their skills). Google is catching up there also. Now, using a smart display, vs smart speaker, is nice for watching the news, shopping on Amazon, and streaming your home cameras. Not many of the other skills use the display yet. I rather have the screen than not have it because I use the three aforementioned skills very often. I'd probably purchase the new Show smart display because it's better in every way but this 7" display is still very good. It has Dolby audio and allows to stream Amazon as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for students and people who work at home

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    DreadDreck
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    After a few months of figuring out how Alexa works, I’m confident that I can give an accurate review on this product. When I first got Alexa I was asking it so many questions; I’m sure everyone has done the same when they purchase a new toy and really want to try it out. So far I’m happy to report that there have been no glitches or bugs with it whenever I use it. I would recommend purchasing this product whether it is the dot or video screen one. For me, this product has allowed me to keep up with the daily news, listen to music whenever I’m working, and helping me with the definition of some words that I do not know. Like all products there are a few downsides to the Alexa. The main one that I have seen is that occasionally Alexa will activate at the command of some words. Normally these words are very similar to “Alexa,” so I believe that it might have heard its name and activated. The other problem that I have found, while this might not affect that many people, is that I can turn on and off the lights in my mother’s house; she lives in another state from me. My mother and I have found the problem behind this, when you get Alexa it will ask you for an Amazon account. When setting mine up we used my mother’s account, which in turn connected to her other devices at home. This product is also more focused more on the people who work at home and towards students in general. For the individuals who work at home, they may be wanting to listen to music or needing to set reminders while working on what they are doing. As for students in general, I can say for experience that it is nice listening to music or the news just by asking for it when I get ready for the day or when I’m doing homework. Overall, I would recommend getting Alexa as it provides a great way to stay in touch with the news and can be a decent sound system as well since it does connect to your phone via Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Creative use of Technology

    Posted
    LoganB

    If you are looking for something to help you keep more organized or keep you up to date with weather, markets, and the latest news the Amazon Echo Show is what you are looking for. Honestly, the product is top of the line technology, and is easy to use as long you are patient and work with it, and read the directions. The size of it is truly perfect; it honestly reminds me of the size of normal alarm clock that would have on a nightstand, and with that it truly can serve that purpose. It also has a touch screen, and I feel it is very durable and can stand to last. The sound quality is also superb, with dual 2-inch speakers. It has Bluetooth capabilities as well, but it only works with android, Samsung, Fire OS, IOS device, excluding Mac products. The Echo Show comes in two colors black and white. The product has many different features and functions, and they can accommodate pretty much anyone’s needs. The top feature is the Alexa App, which is an application in which you can call commands and ask it questions about most anything. Then I believe the music capabilities are truly amazing and how you can ask it to play almost any song or playlist whenever you want. Also you can tell it to volume up or down as well. Another new modernized technology it has is the capability to do hands free voice command Smart Home options. A couple things that could be improved, is sometimes that it does not fully hear your exact words, and it will search for something you aren’t expecting. The other function it could have is it could have single voice recognition to only several voices, so then you don’t have the entire room trying to mess with it constantly. The price is also fair as well, for its creative capabilities it has. So if you are trying to find some new technology to add to your home the Echo Show would be a great addition for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting...

    Posted
    TuxToaster
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    The Echo Show is definitely an interesting product. If you haven't interacted with one in person, it's basically an Android driven touchscreen built into an Echo device. Unlike a typical Android tablet, however, there are no icons and very little interaction is done with the touchscreen. By default, the screen simply shows the time and current weather in the top left, with a rotating view of Alexa tips, calendar events and news items on the bottom portion of the screen and a randomly chosen background picture. When you talk to Alexa, a blue gradient bar appears on the bottom edge of the screen (reminiscent of the blue light on the original Echo) and the text of her response shows up on the screen. If there are multiple choices, they are listed on the screen and you can reference them by number as well as touch them. The camera integration with various Smart Home providers also works decently, albeit a bit slow to connect sometimes. But overall, the touchscreen on the Echo Show puts an interesting spin on the concept of the Echo devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Top of the Echo Lineup

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    Charlie
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    I recently bought this over the holiday shopping period at a savings of $50 and I couldn't be happier with it. I'm a big Amazon Echo fan. I started with a refurbished Echo 1st generation about 2 or 3 years ago and thought it would be nothing more than a toy. But I bought the Best Buy Vivint Smart home products and learned how to control them with the Echo and fell in love with it. I also thought the music quality was very good. I eventually bought three more Dots to spread around the house, along with smart plugs, bulbs, etc. I now have my entire home set up nicely for voice control through Alexa. When I saw this Echo Show on sale at Best Buy, I hesitated on buying it immediately because I didn't think I would use it that much and, even on sale at $180, it's still expensive, However, it didn't take long for me to love it even more than the rest of my Echoes. The screen is clear and crisp. The sound from it's two speakers is far better (in my opinion) than even the full size Echo. I love how it show's reminders and appointments on the screen instead of just a verbal announcement. And even though you can't get anymore information from the show than the rest of the echoes, having that information on a screen to view, especially for things like theaters and times for movie showings, is invaluable. And the screen is very touch sensitive so I've had no problem navigating through information even though the emphasis is for voice control. Also, when you ask for the WX, it gives the current forecast and a seven day forecast on the screen along with the "feel like" temperature, etc. Now I can't wait for the new Amazon Echo Spot to come out this month. It will replace the Dot that sitting next to my bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazon Awesome

    Posted
    SkyWatcher
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    I had reservations for the purchase of this Echo show, they quickly eroded after setting it up and using it now since Christmas day. Everyone in my family loves the camera function, sound quality, picture resolution and basically everything about it! It isn't totally perfected yet but it is a work in progress when it comes to the skills and how you choose to use this device since it is definitely designed for Amazon and their customers. Versatile enough so that everyone could find something to enjoy from music, pictures, videos to having your favorite book read to you. One of my favorite features are the Ole time radio series offered in the skills. Takes you back in time as you relax and very similar to a good book. Just my preference and it does offer much more and new skills are daily being added. Although we have several echo dots everywhere, my 6yo loves to come to the echo show to hear her music or to see new pictures uploaded to our cloud. The sound is amazing for its size, that's a huge plus. Pictures are dynamic and so far the only issue with me anyway is it's shape. Slightly odd but it seems to blend into our decor pretty well. Hopefully newer and even better skills will be made as this is a real gem in the rough with tons of applications still ahead that it can be used for. I have it connected to our home security system, robot vacuum cleaner and at times to my cell phone. Taken all together it is useful, fun and a nice addition for our gadget loaded home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alexa can show you a lot of cool things

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    Jared147
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    Been working on the project to make our home to be a smarter home. I saw these Alexa Show on the black friday sale and I had to get a couple of them. In my opinion, I am very happy with my decision to get the Alexa Show overall. Setup is really a breeze and you can get the Alexa show powered on and ready within 10 minutes. I love the customization that you can do on the home screen to show you trending news and weather information. I think the Alexa show works a little better if you have a prime account to play music and video. I really like it when you play music that it will show the lyrics of the song on the screen as well. Alexa can respond to you quite easily from anywhere in the room. I was surprised by how far she could hear me once I called the wake word even when she was playing music at the same time. The speaker on the show is actually not too shabby but if you want to use an external speaker you can use the Bluetooth option to have the Show device connect too. You may need to experiment with the settings to get customize just the way you like. Overall very happy with this version of the Alexa platform that I had to get two of them for my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    M'eh

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    HKX12
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    If you're an Alexa fan this would be fantastic because it has the screen. My only problem is that I'm already comfortable using my laptop for anything Alexa can do. Also I'm not up to speed on using the skills - which i guess are the echo equivalent of apps. But for answering questions i could just use ok google on my phone which can go anywhere. This is tethered to a wall, which is fine for what it is and i wouldn't want something battery powered anyway. But then my wife started talking about getting echo dots for every room because they were on sale and I'm like, hey, just keep your phone in your pocket and you've got more power than echo with you anyway. Alexa rarely understands what i want (maybe i just don't ask right) and when she does, can give only a single result (which is invariably not my first choice) instead of being able to choose from dozens of options like when i do a Google search. She won't even give a satisfactory search of Amazon shopping options. I end up going to the laptop to do that anyway. In time artificial intelligence will improve. For now it seems still just a novelty. With practice perhaps my success with it will improve. If someone wants to get ahead of the technological curve and start learning how to interact with AI now then this would be an ok option. But keep in mind she is constantly listening to your private conversations to target advertising to you. The device is attractive and functions well. The speaker sounds good and it can connect to bluetooth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needs better search engine.

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I have had the Echo Show for about a month now. So this review is from a new user whom has never had smart devices aside from cell phones. Alexa is great for listening to music, most of it free if you're an Amazon Prime member, pair your Echo device with a bluetooth speaker for awesome sound. Alexa works well with smart home devices such as light bulbs, outlets and thermostat. (Most of these are really easy to set up, so you don't have to be a very technical person.) All of which can be voice controlled or remotely via the Alexa app from your smart phone. If you have a friend with an Echo Show, you can make video calls via the devices or directly to a smart phone which is pretty awesome for family and friends whom live far away. As far as answering questions, do not expect the best answers. The Bing search engine needs some work. If you want to ask the questions she prompts you with on an Echo show, she's your girl, but if you want to know something, you might have to look it up yourself. IE; weather forecast, you get whatever Bing uses and the short version. If Bing would expand their horizons in searches, I would definitely 5 star this item. She does fairly well with recipes and shopping lists. I am going to be trying out the calendar sync portion of this with my wife after the holidays. All in all, very fun, helpful, item. It can order you pizza too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best item on my nightstand

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    Sallywar
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    I’ve had the original Echo in our bedroom since it first came out and I have always enjoyed how it makes life a little easier. It does what it says it can do and does it pretty well (features as stated on description). The one we’ve had had since been moved to our kids room. What makes this particular device more special for me is the screen. I can use it as digital photo frame, it displays time date weather all the time, it displays lyrics on most songs I request on amazon music, etc. I personally don’t think it’s too bright at night in our bedroom when everything else is turned off. It gives a very muted light that doesn’t bother me at all and I’m a very sensitive sleeper (no light, no noise). Occasionally I’d use the drop in feature from my Alexa app on my iPhone to see if my kids are thrashing our bedroom again, lol. I don’t worry about camera and privacy, you can always put it on Do Not Disturb mode or change it in the settings to just turn it off all the time. Personally it does not bother me. It flashes suggested things that Alexa can do for you to try so you’re always reminded that she can do more than just stand there as a clock/music player/smart home assistant. Awesome purchase, especially since I got it on sale for $100 off retail price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alexa is very useful

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    discwizard70
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    Alexa Show is really well put together. The main reason for my purchase was to create my own 'surveillance system' linking my Ring Doorbell, and Ring Floodlights to view on command by Alexa on the Show Screen. Yes, you can talk to it, and get results for almost any query, but with the show, you get a lot more. The touch screen is great for video calls, especially when you install the Alexa App on your family cell phones. Alexa can scan items via UPC and order them on Amazon, or tell you where to get them. The recipes you ask for are not only spoken to you, but SHOWN to you. Also, when music plays, you can see the lyrics on screen (If you use Amazon Music to play the music). You can ask for a news briefing, and you SEE the news, highlights, etc. The speakers aren't quite up to the same standard as the echo series, but it's close. The sound fills the room nicely. When the Echo Show is not being immediately used, the screen shows a picture of your choice, making it a digital frame too. Overall, the device is very nice, and they are constantly releasing new skills for Alexa to use, so it seems like there is always something new to wow you. Turning on and off lights, adjusting your thermostat, playing music, viewing security cameras are all just the standard duties, there is WAY more to do with this device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Unit With a Few Quirks

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    TechGuy101
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    The merging of an echo with a screen was and is fantastic idea. The first generation echo show was a step up for me as I had only used the echo dots. Now i can see a visual representation on a screen. Everything from words to songs, receipes, and even my Nest cameras. I am very pleased with this item. Sound quality is lightyears beyond the standard dot. Music plays louder and you will get a better bass response as well. The reason for the 3 stars is 1) being a first generation unit it is slower to respond than the newer units. 2) I noticed a glitch in the unit. The first unit I purchased was returned after less than a month because the screen had lines in it and it would constantly jump. After receiving a new unit, 2 months in the same thing began to happen. What I discovered has something to do with the auto screen brightness setting. Deactivating the auto brightness eliminated the problem. Not sure what is actually going on but several people have had the exact issue. Overall I still would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My friend Alexa

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    SteveK
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    I have held off for a bit on jumping on the home assistant bandwagon. Bust as I have purchased more smart products the integration with the echo is becoming more and more intriguing. The tipping point for me was Echo Show integration with the Arlo camera. So now of I get a notification that someone is at my door I no longer have to reach for my phone, type in the passcode, open my Arlo app, type in the passcode again and then wait for the video feed to come up. I just say, Alexa show me the front door camera and the feed pops up. Killer App for me. I have also integrated the Echo show with my. Nest thermostats, WEMO switches and Rachio Sprinkler controller. All nice functionality but still kind of a novelty. My wife uses it as a pretty handy kitchen timer, and my kids use it to play games, so it has been a pretty popular device around here. If I have to complain about something, it is pretty pricey. And as many have complained about it is kind of ugly. I don't mind how it looks though. The music functionality is a bit limited for me as I am not an Amazon prime member but I can easily listen to music on YouTube. Overall a pretty cool product that undoubtedly will become more and more useful as Amazon releases new features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Michael
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    i bought this amazon show to replace my amazon dot in my bedroom well first of all everyone online says the camera is turned off by default but that's a lie the whole time since the minute i turned it on the camera was on , i thought i could use this as digital photo side show with lots of pictures but it only lets you have one pic, i finally went to the settings and turned off the camera, since the camera was not seeing any movement after 5 minutes the screen turned black and the only way to get the screen go back on is to say alexa, i have the ring door bell i thought when someone rings the door bell i would see them live in amazon show but that didn't happen the only thing this can do with ring door bell is if you ask alexa to show you front door live that's when it connects to ring door bell and with my high speed internet it took it over 15 seconds. i just think its useless amazon dot does the same thing with out a screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Echo Show Is A Pretty Amazing Piece of Tech

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    Speeedy16
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    So I was skeptical of Echo Show and the entire line to be honest. However, this technology has changed how our household operates. From my daily briefing in the morning, to tracking Santa with my 6 year old every morning learning interesting facts about Santa and several other things, I truly wish I would have bought this sooner. We have it integrated into our Cozi account so we can just ask Alexa to add items to various shopping lists instead of pulling out a phone and typing it in. We also have ADT Pulse and a Nest thermostat and the integration into those two platforms was so simple I couldn't believe it. My son loves to ask Alexa questions and in the mornings before school he is learning things instead of just watching a few minutes of a cartoon. Another highly used feature is the local forecast as my wife is a weather nut and always wants to know what the forecast for the area is. I am loving the Amazon Music now as well because we bought an Echo Dot just to integrate into our Bose whole house system so we can stream music all through the house now. If you are on the fence about getting the Echo Show like I was, just do it. It really is an amazing product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

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    Alberto
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    I have an Echo and bought this one because of the display. Speaker is good, Show is more informative when asking for Weather it will give you today and next 5 days as well, when playing a song it will show you the lyrics as I have now correctly learned the lyrics to Let it Go lol. But one thing that I am disappointed in is not having YouTube. I know YouTube is a Google product but until recently you could still search and watch videos on the Echo Show until. I don't know the exact beef between the two companies are, but I know they are pulling YouTube off their Fire Sticks as well. I hope it gets resolved soon, and they can figure it out. I do know Amazon has tried a work around the YouTube issue, but good look trying to type into the very small characters on the screen, and then I keep getting an error stating I cant watch the video. I haven't tried the Video calling, but I'm purchasing another one to have at my Moms home so ill update after I do. I do know if you don't just want anybody to pop and see what your doing that you have to turn that feature off!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best echo yet!

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    wbp874
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    With this you can make calls to other echo shows. Or using the app you can call others that have the a show. I haven't used this feature yet since I'm the only one I know who has one. I can tell you that while using the app at home or away from home off the network you can call the show. I did this while at work to check it out and caught my son coming in the back door. I freaked him out but after he settled down we chatted via video chat for awhile and both agreed it was awesome! You could also just drop into the show from the app to check on the house or whatever, wherever you have it. Keep in mind you're only gonna see what it's pointed at. The camera doesn't move. Plus in its natural form it is tilted back slightly so it point upward. There are stands on amazon the correct the tilt to make it straight up and down. Almost forgot but the speakers are amazing! You can link multiple echos together to play music. I have the show in my living room an echo in my bedroom and the dot connected to a JBL speaker in another room. After set up through the app I can tell Alexa to play music and they all come to life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love love the show

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    Polo69
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    We already owned 2 Amazon echoes. My wife saw this and said why don’t we have this? So I went and bought it. We absolutely love the show the best. The screen is awesome. You can even customize the screen with your own picture. I like the clock on it. I can see it if I wake up at night. I just recently got The Ring doorbell cameras. I can ask Alexa to show me the front door and it will pull the camera right up so I can see what’s going on in front of my house. I also use amazon music and when you ask her to play a song the lyrics show right up on the screen. You can see pictures of the deal of the day if you ask Alexa to see the deals of the day on Amazon. Also it randomly has news and sports stuff showing across the screen. I am not a news watcher so this keeps me current on some events going on. I saw that this 1st generation was on sale for $129.99 and it is worth every penny. You cannot go wrong with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend