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5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome unit, step up from smaller Show 5
Reviewed in Australia on 26 February 2020
I imported 2x Echo Show 8's from UK. They are awesome displays for family photos, audio is x10 better and are otherwise identical to the smaller Show5's. Yes, the clock display cant be set to full screen. Minor grumble.
Brought it on pre order at so called 1/2 price "that's all it's worth". You can only watch prime video all other streaming services like Netfix, stan and Disney are not allowed ??? I have had to do a full factory reset in the first month as all it would tell me was "something went wrong" and would no nothing I asked. It also does not pick your voice up anywhere near as good as the echodot 3 that it replaced and even though it's in the same room as the WIFI router it shows the orange connection issue bar several times a day. Sound is ok on par with the dot but with more bass nothing to make you go wow over, nice and clear fo my audio books. Does everything the dot can do plus prime video scrolling pictures, weather updates and clock. As Amazon search is nowhere near Google's, the fact they block Netflix and others plus a lot of the features that work in the USA don't work here in Australia means its gimped at the get go and time will only tell? Web browsing is also awful again using their own limited silk browser or a butched firefox . According to reports this device is running on Android, why would you cripple the useability by locking down and limit what could actually achieved by this device, it should be able to do everything a tablet can do and more? In the end it's an ok device at $120 whilst being crippled by blocking certain things, do not pay full price it is not worth that amount of money.
I bought an echo show 8 via pre-order. The size of screen is just right and the sound is also good. However the connectivity is a huge dissappointment. I bought it for my office. Somehow it does not support WPA/WPA2 Enterprise Wifi, which blocks me to use it in my office. I can only use mobile hotspot to connect. It would be understandable if it were an echodot or echo because they do not have a screen for setup. For an echo show, you can easily set a connection on the screen. What a pity!
Been trough the whole range. EchoDot, Echo, Echo 2nd gen and been thinking about the Echo Studio. Jumped at the intro offer bought two Echo Show 8 with stand. The best thing I ever done. Good sound, great experience having Alexa communicating additionally through the display. Great and good value. "I just love it!"