The Echo Show 8 combines the smart convenience of the Alexa voice assistant with rich stereo sound and an 8” HD screen so it can also show you things. So you can set alarms and timers, display your favourite photos, check the news and weather and get info. And you can stream music from your favourite streaming service, and, with Amazon Music, you can see on screen lyrics. And it’s all hands-free. The 2nd Gen Echo Show 8 has been upgraded with a more powerful processor, and a 13MP camera for higher quality video calls, with the Pan & Zoom feature to automatically keep everyone in the frame.
13MP Camera with automatic Pan & Zoom
Easily get everyone in the frame when catching up on a video call using the 13MP camera that automatically pans, zooms and frames. Connect quickly by asking Alexa to call family and friends who have the Alexa app or a compatible Alexa-enabled device.
Sound and vision
It’s easy to catch up on today’s news or sports highlights. You can watch TV series and films on subscription services like Prime Video and Netflix, or music videos, on the Echo Show 8’s high definition screen. Use your voice to request a song, artist, or genre through streaming services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and more (subscriptions may apply). You can also see song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music (UK only).
Keep in touch
You can call almost anyone hands free, including UK mobile and residential numbers (from UK only, emergency calling not supported), other Echo devices, and the Alexa app. Or make video calls to other Echo devices with a screen or the Alexa app. With multiple devices, you can drop in on other rooms throughout the home, or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device. So you can let the family know dinner’s ready or remind the kids that it’s bedtime.
It’s built with multiple layers of privacy protection. You can turn off the mics and camera with the press of a button, or slide the built-in cover to easily close the camera, and you have control over voice recordings and can view, hear or delete them whenever you like.
Control compatible devices
You can manage other compatible smart home devices on its simple, interactive display, or by using your voice. So you could switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, dim the lights to watch a film, or view security cameras. Other compatible smart devices are sold separately.
Access Alexa’s tens of thousands of skills by simply asking. You can set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders to keep you on schedule. You can also check the news, weather or traffic. Ask for sports scores, film screening times or information. All with just your voice. With a growing number of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and help you do more, such as play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge. Just say, “Alexa, what are your top skills?”
Some services may require subscription