See and Do More with Alexa
The Echo Show 8 uses Alexa to provide stereo sound and visuals on an 8″ HD screen. See lyrics from Amazon Music, set alarms and timers, display your favorite photos with Amazon Photos, check on weather and traffic, and view news highlights and movie trailers.
Entertainment for Every Part of Your Day
Catch up on today’s news and sports highlights, watch TV shows, movies, music videos, or movie trailers, listen to music from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, and see song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music.
Connect with Your Favorite People
Make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or anther screen-equipped Echo device. Use Announcements to send voice messages to every room in your house with a supported Echo device, or use Drop In as a two-way intercom between rooms.
Designed to Protect Your Privacy
The Echo Show 8 has a microphone/camera off button and a built-in shutter. You also have control over your voice recordings, allowing you to delete them at any time. Additional privacy features include wake word technology and streaming indicators.
Smart Home Control
Manage your compatible smart home devices with the interactive display or your voice. You can control lights and switches, set thermostats, or view security cameras. You can also enable Alexa Guard to get Smart Alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking.
Use your voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. You can also check the news, weather, or traffic, ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or information.
With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa’s capabilities are always expanding. Skills are like apps and help you do more, like play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge.
Alexa for Kids, Available via a Future Firmware Update
Make the Echo kid-friendly by enabling Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app. It can automatically filter explicit songs, add approved contacts, set time limits, or review activity with parental controls in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
Engineered for Easy Setup and Use
After plugging in the Echo Show 8, connect it to your wireless network, then ask Alexa for music, weather, news, and more.
With the Echo Show 8, you can enable Alexa captioning and closed captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between color correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select.