- Alexa enabled
- 8″ touchscreen, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
- 13 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls
- 2 x 2″ speakers
- Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity
- Mic/Camera Off button and camera cover to protect your privacy
- Turn your Echo into a digital photo frame with Amazon Photos or Facebook
- Watch your favourite films and TV series on Prime Video and Netflix
- Optional Made for Amazon battery base available
- Available in Charcoal, Glacier White
The Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is the next model up from the Echo Show 5. It features a bigger 8″ touchscreen with a higher resolution (1280 x 800 pixels), as well as a more powerful 13 megapixel camera. On the audio front, there are four microphones and two 2.0″ speakers, which make video calls an even better experience.
Like all Echo smart devices, the Echo Show 8 has Alexa built-in so you can find answers to questions, listen to the news and weather and set reminders just by using your voice. You can even ask Alexa to control other smart devices and play TV shows and films on Prime Video and Netflix.
Alexa Privacy Protection
If you’re concerned about your privacy, you’ll be glad to know there are multiple layers of privacy protection built into each Echo device. First, a wake word is used to activate Alexa. So, unless Alexa detects that word, it won’t be recording your conversations. Second, all Echo devices have a Microphone Off or Mic/Camera Off button that disconnects the microphone and camera electronically. For added peace of mind all Echo Show devices have a sliding camera cover. Finally, you can delete any voice recordings by asking Alexa or using the Alexa app. You can read more about Alexa’s privacy features by clicking on this link.
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|Screen||8″ screen, 1280 x 800 pixels|
|Camera||13 megapixel front-facing camera with cover|
|Wireless Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth|
|Audio||2 x 2.0″ speakers, 4 microphones|
|Privacy Features||Wake word technology, camera cover, Micr/Camera Off button|
|Dimensions||200 (w) x 135 (h) x 99 (d) mm|
|Included||Echo Show 8, power adaptor, quick start guide|
|Available Colours||Charcoal, Glacier White|
How is the Echo Show 8 powered?
The Echo Show 8 comes with a power adaptor that plugs into a mains socket. An optional battery base is is available that provides up to 4 hours of power.
Does Alexa record my conversations?
Alexa only records audio when you wake it up using the wake word. Audio is recorded to improve the accuracy of the service offered by Alexa. You can ask Alexa to delete your voice history or you can view/delete all audio recordings using the app.