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Amazon - Echo Show (1st Generation) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2888 reviews

96%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have 2 of them

    Posted
    Chanimal
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    I was debating on the Show and the Spot. The price for the Show dropped $100 so it was the same price--I thought I would try it. LOVE it. Screen looks great. Sound is very good. I since bought the Spot also--fine, but prefer the Show. Some talk about the design--I think it looks great. Have it in our kitchen. Seems more sensitive to sound. It plays full youtube and Amazon videos. Wonder how long the screen will last since it is always on--but it is exactly what I envisioned for a kitchen device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of bugs need to be worked out

    Posted
    Geneo56
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    I had great hopes for this device. i already had 3 Echo Dots and had found then to work well. The Show on the other hand does not respond to my voice properly. Wakes itself up and me as well when the screen cuts on by itself in the middle of the night. This happens after I have commanded the screen to shut down. The sound quality is lacking at any level above half volume. I do not have time for Amazon to correct the issues with updates so back it went after 8 days.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    . Connection problems

    Posted
    Dave
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    I have 3 echo dots 2 are hooked up to Santos speakers Never a problem with connection always fast when asked to play music or questions but the echo show always loses connection and is very slow on the answers not sure why I reset it up twice its closer to my wifi then my echo dots so at this time I would not recommend it could be just a problem that I'm having Or maybe it's because it's trying to process more information as it also shows videos And small clips

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST purchase ever

    Posted
    901inspector
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    I bought 2 shows and I am loving them. Them video flash briefing are wonderful and personalized. I don't have to keep my phone on me 24/7 to keep in touch with my closest family members; they can just drop in and I can do the same with the kids when away from the house. I made 2 more purchases immediately after to put them in my office and living room. I love the lyrics when music is playing and looking at the forecast on the fly. They are a must have for a modern home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Family fun Echo Show

    Posted
    Dave
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    Bought in conjunction with Echo Spots for the extended family to keep connected. Easy set up and operation. Browsing Alexa skill sets for new activities is fun for all ages. Connect visually with your family and have fun at get together by interacting with Alexa for trivia, games, jokes, news, videos and lots more. Utilize mine everyday for alarm, news, weather and daily tasks. Just ask Alexa. Highly recommend Amazon Echo Show and Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    Posted
    Nick
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    Its a great product, but for the cost, the speakers are not what they should be, and the screen is too small. Choosing what is desplayed on the screen is something i still have not figired out. Hopefully software updates will fix the minor problem, and a second generation will hopefully fix the hardware downfalls. Voice recognition is also not as good as the eco dot. I am not recomending this product at this time because of the cost and poor performance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love it

    Posted
    Bebecca
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    I hadn't heard of a Show but a friend of mine told me about hers. We have two dots that we don't do much with but listen to music but I thought this would be a great addition to our kitchen. It's the perfect size for the counter top, we listen to SiriusXM while cooking, add to the grocery list and download recipes for viewing on the screen. I'm not sure what the 2nd generation does that this doesn't but we are very happy with our purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Camera positioning needs work

    Posted
    KalEl
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    The Show works ok, but the microphone reception does not seem to be as good as my Echo or Dots. The camera position is awful though because it is positioned at an angle that limits where you can place it at ans still be able to use the video call function. We've had to put some erasers under it to get it angled so that it actually shows us to our callers. Disappointed that Amazon or Best Best doesn't have many choices on stands to help correct this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So simple and powerful!

    Posted
    Tess
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    I was a little hesitant to spend the money to get this but I am so glad I did! Alexa always answers when I say the commands and I have noticed it is probably 95% right with any command that I have given. Love the fact that I can see things on the screen. Some of my news briefings have a picture/video so that's nice too. We also love the video call option. Planning on getting one for my grandma who is not as technologically advanced, and could just sit at a table and talk with the grandkids. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alexa Is SO Fun!

    Posted
    VeryHappy
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    We love Alexa! More than we thought we would! I tell her, "Good Morning" every morning and she responds with Good Morning, then says a little something about the day to make you smile! Our granddaughters love asking her for jokes about certain kinds of animals. Every day Alexa has 3 important things you should know, so we ask her for those items every day! I feel as though if i was bored, I could just sit and ask her questions all day! Very Fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alexa 2.0

    Posted
    Du5t1n
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    At first when this was announced and pre orders was avalible I said I wasn't going to get this but when it first came out I chaged my mind and took the Buy 1 and & $100.00 on another offer. Once I got home and plugged these in I followed the steps on the app and quickly had them up and running. As this is basically an Amazon Echo I say Alexa 2.0 as there's so much more you can do with this as it has a screen. My wife and I use this continually everyday in the kitchen and living room. Highly Recommend if you loved Amazon Echo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First impressions

    Posted
    Ljg500
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    If you have bought into the Amazon/Alexa ecosystem, than the addition of a video display significantly improves usability. Builtin sound quality is good- and it is easily paired with other bluetooth devices. The 7 inch screen is crisp and easy to read. Voice pickup appears solid. Undoubtably the 2nd generation Show has better hardware- but the first generation is as capable or more capable than most Alexa devices- and at an over 50% discount is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pass

    Posted
    HSTulsa
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    I waited a couple months to review giving Amazon time to make this product equal to the SONY Dash from nearly a decade ago, it isn't the screen provides nothing of value and you can't turn of amazon tips! you have near zero customization can't even move the clock to the other side of the screen. And something that a sony dash did nearly 10 years ago pandora or prime music as an alarm! seriously this is the biggest fail! Run away from this half baked Amazon disaster!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EASY WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE FAMILY

    Posted
    OMIE
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    WE BOUGHT EACH OF OUR CHILDREN AND MY PARENTS THE 1ST GENERATION ECHO SHOW FOR CHRISTMAS. IT'S A GREAT WAY FOR OUR 8 GRANDCHILDREN, WHO ARE SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE U.S., TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH COUSINS, GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS. HAVING THE KIDS CALL TO SHOW US WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIER LIVES MAKES THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US SEEM NOT SO FAR. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER FEATURES TO LOVE WITH THE SHOW, BUT THIS ONE HAS BEEN SO REWARDING.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Echo show

    Posted
    Biffthebully
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    At first I was concerned with the funny looking angle I saw on the pictures. The item was not displayed at the local store so I decided to take a chance. As an owner of the Echo Dot i figured it would work in the same manner and it does. I love that it works with the Arlo Pro. The screen is great and I soon figured out the reason for the funny angle of the item. The angled screen works great Only setback or recommendation would be to add a auxiliary output at the rear. Also you can watch prime movies, YouTube videos etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS!

    Posted
    WAMamato9
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    I use this ALL the time. My whole family uses it! I even bought one for my MIL because it's so great! I only gave it 4 stars because they already have a newer version with a bigger screen, but I didn't want to spend the extra $80 on it. I use it to watch shows while working in the kitchen, make recipes, listen to music, set reminders and alarms, check the weather, listen to the news, and create a shopping list! This little device is TERRIFIC!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little gadget

    Posted
    SizieQ
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    I have the Dots so for Christmas I bought the shows. I bought both the gen 1 and gen 2. They both are great. Of course the 2 has a bigger screen. It’s fun to have. I’m a 71 year old techy....had a little trouble setting up because somehow I had another account for our echos. Finally gave up and called customer service. Reached a great young lady for South Africa who was very patient and very helpful. Buy it, it’s a lot of fun to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific product

    Posted
    DonR
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    I was jealous when our son showed us his Amazon Show and some of the things it was capable of doing. Since AOL eliminated Instant Messaging, my wife and I were less able to communicate because our offices are on separate floors. So we got two Shows and two Spots and now not only can intercom easily but use Alexa for music and many other things. We will probably start using some smart home devices which Alexa can also control. It's a fun device which seems to be getting better all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice to have in the kitchen

    Posted
    Fire4k
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    good to have in the kitchen in a connected home you can catch news updates play sirus xm with a subscription, also watching prime video while in the kitchen is nice. The only negative I have is the sound quality. The sound is shallow and flat with no depth. This was fixed in the newer version and I will upgrade in the future but for the price I am happy with the echo show

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition to our growing family of Amazon Echo

    Posted
    Drechp1
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    The Echo show is a nice addition to our family of echo's. We use the echo show in the kitchen where it is used for recipes when cooking. Just ask Alexa for a recipe and she displays quite a number to choose from. Obviously it has all the functions of the normal echo but with the screen you can do so much more such as watch movies or if you have a Blink camera you can view these as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend