Sound and vision
It’s easy to catch up on today’s news or sports highlights. You can watch TV series and films on subscription services like Prime Video and Netflix, or music videos, on the Echo Show 8’s high definition screen. Use your voice to request a song, artist, or genre through streaming services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and more (subscriptions may apply). You can also see song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music (UK only).
Keep in touch
You can call almost anyone hands free, including UK mobile and residential numbers (from UK only, emergency calling not supported), other Echo devices, and the Alexa app. Or make video calls to other Echo devices with a screen or the Alexa app. With multiple devices, you can drop in on other rooms throughout the home, or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device. So you can let the family know dinner’s ready or remind the kids that it’s bedtime.
It’s built with multiple layers of privacy protection. You can turn off the mics and camera with the press of a button, or slide the built-in cover to easily close the camera, and you have control over voice recordings and can view, hear or delete them whenever you like.
Control compatible devices
You can manage other compatible smart home devices on its simple, interactive display, or by using your voice. So you could switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, dim the lights to watch a film, or view security cameras. Other compatible smart devices are sold separately.
Access Alexa’s tens of thousands of skills by simply asking. You can set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders to keep you on schedule. You can also check the news, weather or traffic. Ask for sports scores, film screening times or information. All with just your voice. With a growing number of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and help you do more, such as play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge. Just say, “Alexa, what are your top skills?”