Amazon has now updated its Echo Show family and updated both the new Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5. Eco Show 8 It has an 8-inch HD screen with adaptive color adjustment and a 13-megapixel camera with an integrated camera cover that uses an octa-core CPU processor. Stereo speakers are responsible for the sound output. The camera is automatically panned and zoomed during video calls.
You can also create groups of up to seven Alexa contacts and start a conference call with a command like “Alexa, call my family.” Additionally, Amazon’s smart assistant is able to search for series or movies from streaming services like Prime Video or Netflix. This also applies to Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify services. Moreover, Alexa now shows recommendations for playlists or stations. This is based on the song currently being played by Amazon Music or Spotify. Additionally, step-by-step cooking instructions are available from the chef.
With Amazon Photos, the home screen can be converted into a digital photo frame. Prime members also get unlimited photo storage on Amazon Photos. Compatible smart home devices such as lights or thermostats can be controlled via screen or sound. The built-in camera on the Echo Show 8 also works as a surveillance camera via the Alexa app or other Echo Show devices.
The Eco Show 5 Screen measuring 5.5 inches and is available in three colors. In addition to anthracite, the Echo Show 5 is also available in white and navy blue. Alexa is also on board. The improved HD camera is now at 2 MP. The Echo Show 5 can also be used as a surveillance camera. The Amazon smart device is also suitable as an alarm clock or to control compatible lights. Music and videos can also be streamed here.
When it comes to privacy and data security, there is the option to turn the microphones and cameras on and off, including the option to view and delete audio recordings. More information is available at Alexa Privacy Portal.
The Eco Show 8 Available in anthracite and white colors for around € 130. For just over 85 euros, the Eco Show 5 Offered in anthracite, white, and dark blue. Both models can now be pre-ordered. Handover will start from June 2021.