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Amazon Echo Show

Voice-activated virtual assistant with video (Black)

8 Reviews


Our take on the Amazon Echo Show

The Amazon Echo virtual assistant has helped many households stay connected and in control of smart home devices. The Amazon Echo Show ups the ante, adding a 7" screen that lets you use voice commands to view the feed from a home surveillance system, watch entertainment and how-to videos, or make video calls to friends and family.

The Amazon Echo Show can display a how-to video of your recipe while you follow along.

The Amazon Echo Show can display a how-to video of your recipe while you follow along.

Alexa can show you photos and video

The Amazon Echo virtual assistant has helped many households stay connected and in control of smart home devices. The Amazon Echo Show ups the ante, adding a 7" screen that lets you use voice commands to view the feed from a home surveillance system, watch entertainment and how-to videos, or make video calls to friends and family.

Hands-free control

The Echo Show is a video screen and speaker system, yes, but it adds a great deal of value as a voice control for a number of other daily tasks. It controls Smart Home lights, switches, and thermostats from companies like WeMoPhilips HueSamsung SmartThingsINSTEONNest, and more. The Alexa app can answer questions, read audiobooks to you, and show you the weather report. Just ask out loud, and you shall receive.

Always getting smarter

The Alexa service learns how to do new things all the time. Amazon refers to these abilities as "skills." Recent skills updates have allowed users to call for a car service, order takeout food, and place online shopping orders. You can track packages and set daily reminders. Since the Echo Show is connected to the cloud, it learns new skills in the blink of an eye.

Product Highlights:

  • 7" screen adds video capability to Amazon Alexa voice control system
  • make hands-free video or voice calls to other Alexa-enabled devices
  • compatible with a range of wireless security cameras
  • connects to your home Wi-Fi® network
  • array of eight built-in microphones to pick up voice commands
  • wake word "Alexa" initiates far-field voice recognition
  • offers hands-free control of Smart Home devices and popular music streaming services
    • lets you display lyrics and album art on-screen
  • microphone mute button lets you choose when Alexa is listening
  • built-in Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android™, and iOS® devices and also accessible via your web browser
  • stereo speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
  • 7-7/16"W x 7-7/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Voice-activated powered speaker and screen
  • AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • "Things to Try" card

Amazon Echo Show Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Waiting to try an Alexa device and this seems like a good one

Stanley from St. Thomas, VI on 7/6/2018

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Have wanted an Alexa device for quite a while and when i saw the deal where you buy one, and get the second one for money off (in addition, the first one was on sale, I couldn't resist. (Going to give the second one to my daughter for her to use in her home) I use it to voice control my Dish DVR, get a recap of daily news and weather before I leave in the am, and to stream music from my phone. Once setup, I am very happy with the device. Setup was a pain in the butt, since it appears the Alexa app doesn't work on the iphone X as of yet... once I realized that, I installed it on my ipad, and voila, finally worked. Once I got it connected to my wireless (no LAN connection) and got the app installed (not really sure about the rationale why you have to use an externally installed app for a lot of the functionality) everything seemed to go fine. From that point on, cool..... Alexa, pair.. pair to a bluetooth device. Alexa connect.... connect to a different wireless router. Here's hoping it just doesn't decide to reset itself and I have to start all over again. Would give 3.5 stars if I could but am rounding it up to 4 stars

Pros: -Small unobtrusive unit next to my TV -Screen so I can see what music is streaming

Cons: -Not what I would consider portable to carry from room to room, if necessary -App will not work on iphone X -Setup not very intuitive once I got the app installed on ipad

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Jim from Sun City, AZ on 1/1/2018

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So far so good havnt figured everything out yet



Alexa; Write this review for me please

Allen from Citrus Hts, CA on 12/30/2017

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A few thoughts...Being in IT for a few decades, I was leery about the security aspect of this product and secondly the concerns about the voice recognition quality. Initially this was a curiosity buy for me because I love to test trending products on the market. After all, other than learning what did I have to lose. So initially I wanted to better manage my Philips Hue lights without having to have a mobile device on hand all the time and the Echo seemed to have that solution for me. The initial setup and configuration was easy - so the technically challenged mom and pops out there - put you minds at ease. The voice recognition is incredible and intuitive although can be challenging and a learning curve regarding how to structure your questions and or requests. The Echo devices will incorporate a vast and growing array of smart home apps and devices almost seamlessly. Keep in mind this is an ever-maturing device. There is challenges with Sirius XM, grouping and streaming to all of your Echo devices but the developers on both side are aware of the issues and should have a fix soon. Otherwise this device will stream Amazon channels in a group environment well. You can manage your cmd's that have been recorded which they call "cards" through your Amazon account and I recommend you clean those up regularly for privacy purposes. So to summarize my opinion for the Echo, it is an incredible product as long you understand todays security risks and manage that aspect inte

Pros: Intuitive, always learning, cheapest hired help on the market

Cons: She still hasn't learned to bring me coffee in the morning

Quite amazing, has a lot more potential.

Chet from Staten Island, NY on 12/24/2017

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This really is a great device. It takes a bit getting used to- If you watch Star Trek and know how they are always asking, "Computer...", well that is what Alexa is. Ask her something and she'll do her best to give you an answer or obey a command (turn on a light, etc.). It isn't perfect. For instance, you want to make a list, you need to recite each item separately, "Alexa, add milk to shopping list." then "Alexa add eggs to shopping list." Unless I'm doing something wrong, you can't say, "Alexa add milk and eggs to shopping list." It can't understand the "and" in that sentence to make two distinct items.



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Matt from Westfield, MA on 12/8/2017

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Looked at reviews..very happy

Pros: Hands free voice activation with screen

Cons: Couldn't find any

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George from Kailua, HI on 12/7/2017

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Love it- easy set up and it controls all my electronics

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: None

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Marc from Middletown, DE on 12/3/2017

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Amazing addition to the Echo line-up, either a touch screen. With the addition of the screen, not only issue voice commands but get back video.

Pros: Video is a great feature

Cons: A little pricey

Want to love the echo show but can not!

Jennifer from Alpharetta, GA on 10/2/2017

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Want to love the echo show but it has some issues. It is great for playing music, news, weather and some basic tasks. It was working great when I first received it. It would go to YouTube, listen to my commands, etc. Now it will not go to YouTube and will not exit skills without restarting!! It is very frustrating since these are the main things I was using it for.

Pros: Great for playing music, weather, news, games

Cons: No YouTube, no Pinterest, does Not exit out of skills

Crutchfield response on 10/3/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Jennifer to help her further. We'll either help her get the Echo Show working the way it should, or help her return it for an exchange or refund.
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Why did you buy this?

Son-in-law recommendation [ ROBERT E  Nov 26, 2017 ]
I have one in my other home [ E  Aug 29, 2017 ]
"Drop in" future for in house communication and for Amazon Unlimited account. Amazon Echo is a great add to any home. [ SAMUEL  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Already have 3 Echos and 6 Dots, seems like a natural fit. [ NORMAN  Sep 13, 2017 ]
I wanted to take advantage of the $100 off sale for two Echo Show devices. [ Brian  Sep 10, 2017 ]
Looking for additional 2 pack with savings. Amazon will allow only 1 special order like this. [ CLIFFORD  Aug 31, 2017 ]

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