Amazon Echo Show

7.4/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Echo Show

Its strength is in its simplicity.

- Dieter Bohn , The Verge 

It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.

- Ry Crist , Cnet 

Specs / Features


Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free-just ask. | Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot. | See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHe... More

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free-just ask. | Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot. | See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. | Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response | Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices. | With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction-even while music is playing | Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more

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Specification

Brand Amazon
Model MW46WB
Release date 28-June-2017
Size 18 x 9 x 18 cm (7.1 x 3.5 x 7.1 in)

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


Cnet

It's more Echo than Show

from Cnet

Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.

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Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.

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TechRadar

More of a fun, ancillary device than it is a true necessity

from TechRadar

All-together the Show is a marked improvement on the original Echo, and one that deserves a spot on the kitchen counter, if for no other reason as a gateway to the long-promised smart home.

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All-together the Show is a marked improvement on the original Echo, and one that deserves a spot on the kitchen counter, if for no other reason as a gateway to the long-promised smart home.

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Pocket-lint

Alexa steps into a touchscreen future

from Pocket-lint

Amazon has turned its Alexa voice-control assistat into a wider platform. And the Echo Show, which is essentially an Echo with a touchscreen, expands what you can do with Alexa and how useful the service is.

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Amazon has turned its Alexa voice-control assistat into a wider platform. And the Echo Show, which is essentially an Echo with a touchscreen, expands what you can do with Alexa and how useful the service is.

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Apple Insider

Offers a well rounded experience and is a bargain at the price point

from Apple Insider

In the course of two weeks, the unimpressive but "good enough" hardware faded into the background as the experience took over. Amazon's cloud based "Alexa" is impressive in voice recognition, speed, and feature set, which will grow much broader now that there's also a display to work with. Alexa puts Apple's Siri to shame, and really makes a point on how Apple has been lagging behind in this space.The screen make a huge difference in the versatility of the Echo and an absolute no-brainer for the extra $50.

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In the course of two weeks, the unimpressive but "good enough" hardware faded into the background as the experience took over. Amazon's cloud based "Alexa" is impressive in voice recognition, speed, and feature set, which will grow much broader now that there's also a display to work with. Alexa puts Apple's Siri to shame, and really makes a point on how Apple has been lagging behind in this space.The screen make a huge difference in the versatility of the Echo and an absolute no-brainer for the extra $50.

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Android Central

Alexa gets fancy

from Android Central

The Echo Show is the best Alexa-enabled device Amazon has made yet. Let's just get that out of the way. If you're considering between the original Echo and the Echo Show, find the extra $50 and get the newer one with the display. Yes, there's still reason to keep reading. Because while the Echo Show is the best Amazon has done so far, it's not perfect. Far from it. In fact, it's entirely possible to have an Echo Show — with its 7-inch display and camera and integrated speakers — and very quickly realize its shortcomings. It is an imperfect device that simultaneously excites and occasionally infuriates. It's yet another example of Amazon beating everyone else to market, but with a product that in a number of ways still feels incomplete. And that, I think, actually is a good thing.

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The Echo Show is the best Alexa-enabled device Amazon has made yet. Let's just get that out of the way. If you're considering between the original Echo and the Echo Show, find the extra $50 and get the newer one with the display. Yes, there's still reason to keep reading. Because while the Echo Show is the best Amazon has done so far, it's not perfect. Far from it. In fact, it's entirely possible to have an Echo Show — with its 7-inch display and camera and integrated speakers — and very quickly realize its shortcomings. It is an imperfect device that simultaneously excites and occasionally infuriates. It's yet another example of Amazon beating everyone else to market, but with a product that in a number of ways still feels incomplete. And that, I think, actually is a good thing.

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Tom's Guide

Alexa will see you now

from Tom's Guide

The Amazon Echo Show is a logical extension of the company's Alexa-enabled devices, and keeps the Echo a step ahead of Google Home and other smart home speakers in providing a visual interface to complement the voice assistant. While what you can do with the Show's screen is limited for now, I have no doubt that the options will quickly increase.

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The Amazon Echo Show is a logical extension of the company's Alexa-enabled devices, and keeps the Echo a step ahead of Google Home and other smart home speakers in providing a visual interface to complement the voice assistant. While what you can do with the Show's screen is limited for now, I have no doubt that the options will quickly increase.

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Reviewed

Outshines the original with a touchscreen and video calling

from Reviewed

After living with the Echo Show for almost a week, I’ve come away feeling that the Echo Show has a lot of potential. From the easy ability to shop for things on Amazon to new, compelling skills, it’s clear that Amazon is onto something. Despite my desire for a proper user interface, I think non-tech-savvy consumers will greatly enjoy the simplicity offered by the Echo Show. When all your grandma has to do is ask Alexa to video call the kids—and it happens without any button presses or app menus—the Echo Show becomes a pretty easy purchase.

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After living with the Echo Show for almost a week, I’ve come away feeling that the Echo Show has a lot of potential. From the easy ability to shop for things on Amazon to new, compelling skills, it’s clear that Amazon is onto something. Despite my desire for a proper user interface, I think non-tech-savvy consumers will greatly enjoy the simplicity offered by the Echo Show. When all your grandma has to do is ask Alexa to video call the kids—and it happens without any button presses or app menus—the Echo Show becomes a pretty easy purchase.

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SlashGear

Alexa’s screen shows promise

from SlashGear

The more I interacted with Alexa via Echo Show, the more the subtle differences versus it and the Echo or Echo Dot became clear. When I use one of the latter, Alexa is decentralized: a disembodied voice, much like a Star Trek ship’s computer. In contrast, Echo Show embodies Alexa much more corporally. Even if there’s no real reason to look at its display during your answer, I found I invariably did anyway.

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The more I interacted with Alexa via Echo Show, the more the subtle differences versus it and the Echo or Echo Dot became clear. When I use one of the latter, Alexa is decentralized: a disembodied voice, much like a Star Trek ship’s computer. In contrast, Echo Show embodies Alexa much more corporally. Even if there’s no real reason to look at its display during your answer, I found I invariably did anyway.

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Wired

A gadget that can not only hear, but see

from Wired

Right now, it’s simply an Echo with a screen, giving Alexa more to do and more ways to be useful. The Show does have one distinct advantage, though: At the very least, it’s just an Echo. With the full benefit of two years of developer input and Amazon improvement. And a much, much better speaker. Not a bad place to start.

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Right now, it’s simply an Echo with a screen, giving Alexa more to do and more ways to be useful. The Show does have one distinct advantage, though: At the very least, it’s just an Echo. With the full benefit of two years of developer input and Amazon improvement. And a much, much better speaker. Not a bad place to start.

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Gizmodo

The best dumb smart machine in my home

from Gizmodo

If you feel the need to upgrade from your old Echo, or if you’re finally ready to experience the first truly consumer grade digital brain for you home, then yes, you really need to go order an Amazon Echo Show immediately, it’s that good. But it could be much better, and until Amazon improves the interaction between OS and skills and makes Alexa more intuitive, it’s still gonna be a far cry from that Jetsons future I’m ready for.

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If you feel the need to upgrade from your old Echo, or if you’re finally ready to experience the first truly consumer grade digital brain for you home, then yes, you really need to go order an Amazon Echo Show immediately, it’s that good. But it could be much better, and until Amazon improves the interaction between OS and skills and makes Alexa more intuitive, it’s still gonna be a far cry from that Jetsons future I’m ready for.

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2,455 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Amazon Echo Show. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

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