Amazon Echo Show 8 review

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  • Amazon Echo Show 8
  • Amazon Echo Show 8

Specs / Features


Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 21-November-2019
Size 20 x 13.5 x 9.9 cm (7.9 x 5.3 x 3.9 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Gadget Guy

All Alexa’s usual virtues, attractive design

from Gadget Guy

The Echo Show 8 is an extremely useful inclusion for those who want an Alexa-based smart home, or just as a standalone streaming media player. But it could be even better with the addition of things like a proper clock-radio mode, and support for DLNA/UPnP music.

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The Echo Show 8 is an extremely useful inclusion for those who want an Alexa-based smart home, or just as a standalone streaming media player. But it could be even better with the addition of things like a proper clock-radio mode, and support for DLNA/UPnP music.

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Digital Trends

It’s the right size and price

from Digital Trends

For $130, it’s the best value in a smart display right now. Plus, its size makes it ideal for just about any location in the home. Adding to its appeal are the various sales and package deals on the Echo Show 8. Currently, Amazon has it discounted to $90, saving you $40 over its MSRP. Furthermo...More

For $130, it’s the best value in a smart display right now. Plus, its size makes it ideal for just about any location in the home. Adding to its appeal are the various sales and package deals on the Echo Show 8. Currently, Amazon has it discounted to $90, saving you $40 over its MSRP. Furthermore, some of the bundle deals throw in a smart plug, adjustable stand, or an Echo Flex — without overinflating the final price.

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Ausdroid

Amazon’s best smart display so far

from Ausdroid

The Amazon Echo Show is easily the best smart display that Amazon have made in my opinion which is really staying something. If you are already well invested in the Amazon ecosystem, and even if you are not then this is a great device to consider — just don’t expect to play Netflix on it.

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The Amazon Echo Show is easily the best smart display that Amazon have made in my opinion which is really staying something. If you are already well invested in the Amazon ecosystem, and even if you are not then this is a great device to consider — just don’t expect to play Netflix on it.

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Tech Guide

The smart display that’s a versatile addition to your home

from Tech Guide

The Echo Show 8 is an even more versatile way of accessing information and content and controlling your smart devices. And with the screen it’s a great security camera monitor as well. This is one of the smartest devices you can buy.

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The Echo Show 8 is an even more versatile way of accessing information and content and controlling your smart devices. And with the screen it’s a great security camera monitor as well. This is one of the smartest devices you can buy.

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Security Baron

A fantastic addition (or start!) of your smart home

from Security Baron

Are you in the Amazon smart home ecosystem and thinking about adding another display to your collection? Or maybe you have absolutely no IoT devices and want to get started. No matter where you’re at, the Amazon Echo Show 8 is a solid option, with an eight inch screen and access to over 50,000 Alexa skills.

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Are you in the Amazon smart home ecosystem and thinking about adding another display to your collection? Or maybe you have absolutely no IoT devices and want to get started. No matter where you’re at, the Amazon Echo Show 8 is a solid option, with an eight inch screen and access to over 50,000 Alexa skills.

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Stuff

Pre-Xmas smart home bargain

from Stuff

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is the smart display sweet spot for many people. It’s big enough for comfortable video chatting, and to fit in drivers powerful enough to fill rooms with music. Its display may not look as refined as the Google Nest Hub Max’s, and the sound won’t worry Sonos. But it...More

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is the smart display sweet spot for many people. It’s big enough for comfortable video chatting, and to fit in drivers powerful enough to fill rooms with music. Its display may not look as refined as the Google Nest Hub Max’s, and the sound won’t worry Sonos. But it is easily good enough in every area to justify its price, either at £120 or the eye-opening £60 promo price Amazon treated us to before Christmas.

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Tech Advisor

Not too expensive, not too small, with just right sound

from Tech Advisor

It has taken only two years, but Amazon has finally struck the right balance between price, size and sound with the Echo Show 8. Plus, it gives it a direct rival to Google’s Nest Hub, which also has an eight-inch screen.

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It has taken only two years, but Amazon has finally struck the right balance between price, size and sound with the Echo Show 8. Plus, it gives it a direct rival to Google’s Nest Hub, which also has an eight-inch screen.

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The Ambient

The superior middle child

from The Ambient

The Amazon Echo Show 8 hits the sweet spot, and it's easily the Alexa smart display we'd recommend for most use cases. The Show 5 may be better on a nightstand, but overall the Show 8 is the superior smart display. You don't get a Zigbee hub and some specs are cut back over the larger Show, but f...More

The Amazon Echo Show 8 hits the sweet spot, and it's easily the Alexa smart display we'd recommend for most use cases. The Show 5 may be better on a nightstand, but overall the Show 8 is the superior smart display. You don't get a Zigbee hub and some specs are cut back over the larger Show, but for most people this is the Show we'd recommend.

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TrustedReviews

The best smart Alexa-powered smart display

from TrustedReviews

Significantly cheaper than its big brother but with most of the same features, the Amazon Echo Show 8 strikes the perfect balance between price and size. A bright and sharp display and excellent audio make this smart display a perfect allrounder. You miss out on the Zigbee hub of the larger displ...More

Significantly cheaper than its big brother but with most of the same features, the Amazon Echo Show 8 strikes the perfect balance between price and size. A bright and sharp display and excellent audio make this smart display a perfect allrounder. You miss out on the Zigbee hub of the larger display, but realistically this is a feature that most people won't miss.

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Tom's Guide

The best Alexa best smart display yet

from Tom's Guide

Get the Echo Show 8 if you’re looking for an affordable smart display that sounds great and supports all of Alexa’s superpowers. It’s a significant upgrade from the Echo Show 5, and just as clever as the second-gen Echo Show for $100 less. And, it has a physical camera shutter, an essential privacy feature.

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Get the Echo Show 8 if you’re looking for an affordable smart display that sounds great and supports all of Alexa’s superpowers. It’s a significant upgrade from the Echo Show 5, and just as clever as the second-gen Echo Show for $100 less. And, it has a physical camera shutter, an essential privacy feature.

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