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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.
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 fullscreen. Minor grumble.
Bought this as a replacement for my Echo 5 thinking that screen size would mean bigger "everything". Problem is that the Clock function is not customizable and the clock size is too small.
If I had know this I would not have bought it and would have waited to see if the clock function was at least as good as the Echo five. At the moment it is not.
My recommendation don't buy it if you want a customizable clock that uses the fullscreen. Let's hope the programmers who wrote the code for this product fix it soon. If not I will be getting rid of it.
Along with very many other customers I am extremely disappointed to find there is no fullscreen clock and the same customisation as the echo five. The only reason I tried the Amazon device is because they allowed linking to Microsoft Outlook calendars, and Apple Music, which Google home can’t do. Clearly Google is much better with searches and questions and looks much more modern and streamlined. Even the fonts and images on the Amazon device look old-fashioned and cheap. But the kicker is that it cannot be used As a fullscreen clock an I’m completely disappointed. I basically don’t want this device, I could probably make do with the five even though it’s essentially too small all over for my room, but it has a beautiful fullscreen clock (the plain green background is gorgeous) . Don’t buy this until Amazon decide to give us a very basic and practical “skill” with the fullscreen clock and the customisable backgrounds.
Very good music quality and easily voice controlled. Recognizes 2 different voices easily and from across the room if needed. Youtube access is easy by saying 'open youtube', then using screen to select. Local news from ABC requires postcode only to setup. Full Amazon music for $5/m for use on Echo device is good deal too.