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With premium stereo speakers and a built-in smart home hub, the Echo Show 8 connects to Alexa to show you things on a vibrant 8" HD screen to streamline your life by making it easier than ever to manage and control your smart home devices. Call friends and family who have the Alexa App or an Echo device with a screen. Stream live music and TV or listen to podcasts or radio stations. Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats, check in on the nursery, and use the Routines functionality to set up automated schedules at specific times.
- Alexa shows you more — the 8" HD screen and stereo sound allow Alexa to help manage your day at a glance
- Experience entertainment everywhere — ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news, or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks
- Connect with video calling and messaging to call friends and family who have the Alexa App, an Echo device with a screen, or Skype, or use it to make announcements to other devices in your home so that everyone knows when dinner is ready or it’s time to head to bed
- A hub to control your smart home — use your voice to control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display, plus you can ask Alexa to show you feed on your security cameras, control your lights, and adjust your thermostats from one handy smart hub
- Customise the display as you see fit — show off your Amazon photo albums, create a personalised home screen, and build morning routines to start your day off right
- Easily update to-do lists and calendars, and quickly glance at weather and traffic on your way out so you’re always up-to-date on what’s going on
- Protect your privacy — electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with one press of a button and slide the built-in shutter over the camera to safeguard your privacy
Will Alexa work with everything in my house?
No. Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled products will only work with specific compatible devices. So, you'll need to install (or identify whether you already have) compatible lights, door locks, cameras, coffee machines and more.
Do I need anything specific for my Amazon Echo Show 8 to work?
You will need to download the Alexa App, which will require a smartphone or tablet that is compatible with the it.
As Smart Home technology is still a developing industry in our country, the Alexa mobile app is not currently available for download in South African app stores. There is a way around this, though, that will allow you to set up your Amazon device on either IOS or Android. Simply follow this step-by-step guide to get started.
How does set up for the Amazon Echo Show 8 work?
Simply follow the on-screen prompts that will guide you to:
- Select a language
- Connect to your WiFi network
- Log into your Amazon account
- Confirm your time zone
- Confirm your address
- Confirm the location of your device
- Choose a name for your device
- Choose wallpaper for your device
- Follow the on-screen steps to review your available offers
- Dimensions: W 12.99cm x H 12.29cm x D 20.04cm
- Weight: 1kg
- Type: Smart display
- Voice control: Yes
- Voice assistant built-in: Amazon Alexa
- Compatibility: Works with Amazon Alexa
- Screen size: 8 inch
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800px
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Display orientation: Landscape only
- WiFi compatible
- Bluetooth: BT4.2+EDR
- Wireless technology: 75 – 16000
- Camera features:
- Resolution: 1MP
- Audio features:
- Stereo speaker
- Audio output: 3.5mm line-out
- Keep dust free, do not submerge in water
- This product comes with a 6 month warranty