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Echo Show 8 (1st Gen) - HD 8" smart display with Alexa - Charcoal Fabric

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  • Alexa can show you more: with an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
  • Be entertained: ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, sports streams or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging: call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
  • Control your smart home: 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.
  • Make it yours: show off your albums from Amazon Photos. Customise your home screen. Create morning routines to start your day.
  • Made to fit your life: find and follow your favourite recipes. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Entertain the family with trivia and adventure games. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.
  • Designed to protect your privacy: electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with one press of a button. Slide the built-in shutter to cover the camera.

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There is a newer model of this item, Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen).

Alexa has Skills

Simple to set up and use

Echo Show 8 Setup

Technical Details

Echo Show 8

Echo Show 8


200 mm x 136 mm x 99 mm.


1037 grams, actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.


8.0” touch screen.


1MP camera with built-in shutter.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Wifi required. Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 8 or from Echo Show 8 to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.


2.0” (52 mm) neodymium speakers with passive bass radiator.

Alexa app

The Alexa app is compatible with Android and iOS devices. View our list of supported operating systems.

System Requirements

Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and may require separate subscriptions or other fees.


MediaTek MT 8163.

Accessibility Features

The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility and speech. Learn more about Alexa accessibility.

Setup Technology

Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter. Learn more about our setup technology.

Warranty & Service

Amazon Echo Show 8 is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. This Limited Warranty does not restrict or alter any non-excludable statutory consumer protections or rights you may have, including under the Australian Consumer Law. Use of Echo Show 8 is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Echo Show 8, power adaptor (30W)/cable (1.5m) and quick start guide.

Privacy Features

Wake word technology, streaming indicators, microphone/camera off button, built-in camera shutter, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless Kitchen Companion!
Reviewed in Australia on 27 February 2020
I had a great review when the Echo Show 8 came out. But after using it a while now I have found it is completely useless for the main requirement both advertised and what we want - a kitchen companion to help with recipes.

Any request for anything recipe related goes to the Taste skill with no ability to change, so I consider the garbage quality of how the Echo works with this skill valid for this review.

First, finding a recipe is fine, for instance ask "Alexa give me a recipe for tuna bake" will show some listings from Taste's site you can select by saying or clicking on screen. When you select a recipe though that is when the nightmare starts.

Alexa proceeds to read the entire ingredients, then wants to start reading all the steps. I DONT WANT THIS. I just want the ingredients up on screen with ability to then move to the steps when I want. There is no ability or way to have Alexa shut up, anything just closes the skill. If you switch between ingredients and steps just starts reading again.

Worst is you start preparing or cooking, turn around and the screen has "locked" or gone back to home and when you address Alexa it doesn't go back to where you were, opening Taste then gives option sometimes to resume to your previous recipe, after more forced dialogue, where you again then have to listen to all the crap from Alexa again. No options like "Alexa give me my last recipe" work, its just chance sometimes will state when opening Taste to go back to your previous.

Compare this to my phone. I google a recipe, get it on Taste loaded. At the worst if my phone times out and locks I unlock it and it is exactly where I was on the page. I'm not forced to listen to 10 seconds of inane pointless talking just to view my recipe, I don't have stupid voice that I can't stop reading out the whole thing.

Amazon advertise this as being for a kitchen, but its not, it doesn't work and if you want to use it for that purpose buy a cheap as anything android tablet, stick it to the wall and just lookup recipes on that.
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