If you’re considering getting an Amazon Echo speaker but aren’t sure which one to get, you may want to opt for the Amazon Echo Show 8. It’s a mid-range device with a screen, so instead of just hearing it play music, podcasts, and audiobooks, you can enjoy video calls and even footage from your security cameras.
You can see all of that on an 8″ HD screen and hear with stereo sound. Connect Alexa with video calling and messaging and place a video call to those who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. You can use your voice to make announcements to other Alexa devices around your home.
You don’t have to limit yourself to communication, as you can also check out movie trailers, Amazon TV shows and movies, and the news. If that’s not enough, you can also listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks. Display your photos, too, and use them to populate your home screen.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 can also be used to control your smart home. You can turn the lights off and on, adjust the thermostat, and check out who’s on your doorstep, whether it’s a visitor or an Amazon delivery. Note that you can also turn off the microphones by tapping a button and close the built-in shutter to cover the camera for privacy.
Save $40 and get this Echo speaker for just $89.99. It would be great in any room, even in a kitchen to follow video recipes.
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