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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2887 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device for Alexa

    Posted
    ChilinMichael
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    Only a few days in, and I can't get enough of this device! First, the screen quality and touchscreen function is great, the speakers while not overly loud are more than enough and have great quality to them. My news briefing has been taken to another level, with video briefings (nice touch). Plenty of skills, and of course now some video skills/games such as Jeopardy. As you sit on the home screen, it scrolls if you select multiple pictures from your Amazon album, overlaying news and suggestions such as "Say Alexa, tell me more about" and the article name to get more info about it/even a video at times. I feel like this may have had less function when it first came out, considering reviews I had read; certainly now it's very worthwhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and has nice features

    Posted
    SarahD
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    So we added this to our Echo family of devices. It's nice to have screen, but I honestly don't find I use it as much as I thought I would. The video calling feature would be pretty great IF we knew more people with a video capable Echo device.... Also, we've had some technical issues that I haven't been able to resolve as of yet. Ultimately, this is a powerful little gadget and can be fun to pop on a movie while sitting at the kitchen bar counter. It's also awesome to be able to display our security camera feed for the outdoor cameras, but you should probably investigate it's features and your needs before splurging on this over one of the more 'traditional' echo devices. It's essentially an Alexa enabled tablet with a nice speaker, so something to think about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Way to Talk to Parents!

    Posted
    madcheddar
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    We recently moved away from the in-laws and they miss seeing us. They are older and struggle with face-timing so when we saw these at Best Buy for a great price, we grabbed two of them. We already had a couple of echos so we know we like how Alexa works, but what we didn't know how our in-laws would take to it. Now they just ask "Call Name" and not only does the Echo Show ring, but so do all of our Echos and we can even take the video call from our iPhones. They use it for all sorts of things and are much better at using Alexa than they are with a PC or smartphone. My only wish is that the sound was a bit better for music, but other than that, i am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what they needed

    Posted
    Chix
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    I got this for my inlaws so they could talk with my wife on a regular basis as she messes seeing them and I am glad that I did. At the time it was a better deal than the gen 2 and though that model is better, this is just what they needed to get into the smart devices and home automation landscape. I got them a few smart lights, smart plugs, some echo dots and this has helped to make things a lot easier for them around the house. They appear to like having the ability to see and char with family members and its easy enough for them to use. They actually find it amusing and show it off their friends every chance they get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Depends, Not a bedroom alarm clock

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    Dano
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    I was looking to replace our bedroom alarm. The thought of waking up to a playlist sounded good. The advanced functions for an alarm just aren’t available on this device. I was looking to replace our bedroom alarm. The thought of waking up to a playlist sounded good. The advanced functions for an alarm just aren’t available on this device. I did some research and watch some reviews, but simple things like turning off the alarm without canceling it before the alarm goes off —- just isn’t there. Typical functions that an Amazon device is good for, no problem. But even the display at night when it goes into do not disturb mode is impossible to read. It just doesn’t work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but some issues

    Posted
    WMKnox
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    I loved this thing until it was time to go to bed. Although it dims, the lowest setting is still very bright--like sleeping with a flashlight in your face. I hope they make fixes that will allow the screen to dim more. Also, not crazy about having a camera connected to the Internet on my nightstand. If you cover it up, the motion sensor then won't work. The sound is OK--not quite as good as the non-screen Echo--maybe because it's not omni-directional like the regular Echo. My enthusiasm for this device has subsided quite a bit because of these issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money !

    Posted
    SSingh
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    My experience with this item, ... this product did not perform as promised and expectations were a big disappointment . The processor is very slow , the sound clarity is often muffled. The price was ridiculous ... yet another cheap / mass produced product made in China! The pros .. overall appearance is nice , sits on a counter top and compliments room. I do not recommend this product. Keep shopping around. Also do not get SCAMMED of full ownership after the 14 days return policy by manufacturer and retailers. Send it back ASAP after a week’s trial. Be smart and hold onto your hard earned $$.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great step forward for home automation!

    Posted
    Tigrr50
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    The Echo Show provides a extensive foundation to build on with convenient voice-activated access to home control devices, useful information and entertainment media. The 7-inch screen makes all the difference over other Echo devices. Alexa's responses sometimes have a sense of humor as well. Once you learn how to phrase your queries, Alexa will tirelessly respond. The sleek design fits well in any decor, responding to verbal requests from across the room, providing amazing functionality. I love being able to set alarms, timers, check calendar events, play games, ask trivia questions, control my media via Fire TV, Logitech Hub and Echo Connect. The list of advantages is endless. Every home should have at least one! "Alexa, give yourself a pat on the back."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    enforcereric
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    This is a perfect upgrade to my kitchen Amazon Echo. The speaker itself is a substantial upgrade over the Echo and Dot. I have it connected to my Nest security cams and it's great to check on my dogs when they are having play time in my fenced backyard. It can be a bit distracting with it's random invitations to "try" certain skills, but the distraction is worth it! This product absolutely represents the future that I imagined when I first watched Back to the Future 2 decades ago! The only con's that I can think of is sometimes Alexa doesn't hear me so well (same for the Echo and Dot) and it currently can't differentiate between users like Google Home can. I have had the Google Home too, and would highly recommend any of the Amazon devices over the Google Home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good additional to the Amazon family of devices

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    BleuSquiid
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    Currently have an Echo and a few Echo Dots so this is a great addition to the home network. The speaker is loud but is very directional due to it's build. Meaning it doesn't have that great "surround" sound like the Echo but it's clear and loud enough. I do appreciate the screen, using it in the bedroom doesn't bother me personally as I can sleep well with multiple devices in the room with varying degrees of brightness. On a desk the angle of the screen works great, If you have a high counter top it would be best if you are standing. Overall I might wish the design was a bit less clunky looking, but that does give it a stable base. Brought one for my parents and they enjoy using it with some of the skills that improved with the screen capability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    VitT
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    Overall a great product. No need to explain voice enabled features as they’re the same across all types of voice enabled devices. I mainly bought this because of speaker: the power output is far better than Amazon’s other Echo devices. I don’t know how well the sound projects in open cathedral-like room, but it’s absolutely perfect (actually more than sufficient) for traditional, compartmentalized homes. I haven’t really used much and placed a lot of emphasis on the screen other than it helps when changing settings, learn lyrics to songs, read who the artist is...etc. This is my 4th Show, and I think that speaks for itself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great device

    Posted
    jimkas50
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    My daughter had purchased one of these last year, and was enjoying it, I purchased a pair of echo dots, and enjoyed the functionality of having them around the house, the Echo show was a natural progression from there, I purchased 4 Arlo Q cameras & the Show interfaced flawlessly … placed the show on my night stand, can play music from my apple music account, Pandora & now my Amazon Prime account. This makes it a totally functional device... and @$99 a steal. I enjoyed it so much I bought a 2nd generation also on sale & moved the 1st gen to the Kitchen... So we've got Alexa all 0ver the house & enjoying them all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Nearly as Smart as Google Home

    Posted
    rainypages
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    I love having the screen available to use for certain tasks like streaming doorbell video, security camera footage, Amazon Prime music lyrics and videos, but I am disappointed that Amazon’s implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violated Google's terms of service so they got the app pulled from the Show. Also, honestly, and anyone can prove it just through everyday use, but the Echo is just not as useful as Google Assistant with inquiries. It works pretty well with home automation but it just doesn't understand or can't help with about half of the inquiries I throw at it. I would have gone with a Google Home if there was one with a touchscreen. I would recommend it for those heavily invested in Amazon Prime and home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let Alexa SHOW you more....

    Posted
    JerryZ
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    Adding Video to Alexa was the next step. With this larger 10" screen, you can tap into the video world via voice commands. It's great for common voice control and interactions. Because more video added skills are being added, there is even more you can do with the onboard camera and display. Put one in your basement or second floor and answer your front door, see who is there without running up-n-down the stairs. Talk to family and friends or use like an intercom for a more personal touch. I like the audio clarity over the Echo Dot. This alone is worth upgrading. The next generation may already be out, and I know mine will be compatible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Less than useless. Doesn’t work with CloudCam

    Posted
    Woody

    Less than useless Does not work with Amazon CloudCam. I purchased this from Best Buy to allow me to monitor my two Cloud Cams from my kitchen. I am VERY tech savvy and have numerous Alexa devices but have been unable to get it to work. I tried installing and enabling the Amazon CloudCam Skill, made sure there were no new updates for the Show (the Show automatically updated when I first plugged it in). The final straw was when the tech support rep told me you can’t use the Show with the CloudCam—and then was unable to connect me with someone who could actually solve the problem. Useless is no help; less than useless actually makes more work. The Echo Show is less than useless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Echo Show Groupie

    Posted
    jonidesigns
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    I am an Alexa groupie, when I got the Echo Show it was even better. I loved the lyrics shown on the screen as a song played. How many of us know words to so many songs? My techie daughter & I use the video calling feature. But best of all for me is the security system. I am taking care of elderly family members & I have set up cameras so I can check on them without having to run from room to room or if they are outside I can finish cooking while making sure everyone is ok. At night I can use the voice command to turn off all the lights using the kasa outlet. In the morning I like to get the news before even opening my eyes. I know it plays prime movies and I need to play with it more. But so far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Delivers on promises

    Posted
    Spanky
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    Despite a less than friendly price point (if you don't get it on sale), this Amazon item is well designed and delivers on the promises in the hype and product description. The emphasis with this item is "show", so it's no surprise that sound quality does not compare with the Echo, but if you want the convenience of a voice controlled screen other than your phone, this product delivers. It's value is even greater when paired with other smart devices such as security cams. Another added bonus comes when friends or family also have a Show, so that you can do "drop in", which is essentially visual phone calls. It's great for checking on elderly family because it does not require them to be technically savvy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Purchase for the right price ($149)

    Posted
    LisaG
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    I am a huge echo fan and have one in nearly every room in my house. We use the system as an intercom as well as to play holiday music througout the home. Kids also use Alexa to check homework questions, ask about weather, and play games. I was reluctant to get the show because of the price but when it came on sale, I had to make the purchase and I am sure glad I did. I have the show in my kitchen to review my shopping lists, look to see what movies are playing and view movie trailers. I have been having such fun with it. The only problem with these devices is the limited "wake" words. I wish Amazon would have more available wake words so that I can easily talk to one device without the others answering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Returned a Nucleus for this gem and it is a beauty

    Posted
    recruiter89
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    I previously owned a Nucleus device which was similar to this device but was not a great device and had a lot of bugs and did not do much so I returned it. This device is a masterpiece! Not only is it tied into the Alexa Echo universe, it can be used as an intercom throughout your house with other Echos and also can be used to view things and even call people that have Echo directly. It is an amazing piece of hardware and Amazon should be proud of themselves for developing such a beautiful device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Amazon product

    Posted
    djohn
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    I already had one of the Echo Show units since they first came out. I bought this unit as secondary unit to put at my parent's house so they could video chat with my kids, as well as with me when I am traveling. What is really nice is that I travel internationally and the app still works all over the world. So I am able to video chat no matter where I am. It even works in China, which is great since China blocks access to Google, Facebook, and other social media. This makes it very easy to check in and say hi without incurring any international calling fees.

    I would recommend this to a friend