See and do more with Alexa
Echo Show 8 connects to Alexa to give you rich stereo sound with vivid visuals on an 8” HD screen. See on-screen lyrics with Amazon Music. Set alarms and timers. Display your favorite photos. Check weather and traffic as you head out. Catch up on news highlights and movie trailers.
Entertainment for every part of your day
Catch up on today’s news and sports highlights. Watch TV shows, movies, music videos, or movie trailers from Prime Video, Hulu, NBC, and more. Listen to music from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify and see song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music.
Connect with your favorite people
Make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or another Echo with a screen. Use Announcements to send voice messages to every room with a supported Echo device, or use Drop In as a two-way intercom between rooms.
More ways to control your privacy
Alexa and Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy protection. From the mic/camera off button and built-in shutter to the ability to delete your voice recordings, you have transparency and control over your Alexa experience. Learn more about how Alexa and Echo devices work.
Voice control your smart home
Manage compatible smart home devices on the simple interactive display or use your voice. You can control lights and switches, set thermostats, or view security cameras.
You can also enable Alexa Guard to get Smart Alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking. Learn more about how Guard can help you keep your home safe when you’re away.
Alexa is happy to help
Make your life easier at home. Use your voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. Cook along with step by step recipes. You can also check the news, weather, or traffic. Ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or information.
Alexa has skills
With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and help you do more, such as play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge. Just say, “Alexa, what are your top skills?”
Alexa for kids
Make your Echo Show 8 kid-friendly at no extra charge by enabling Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app. Automatically filter explicit content, set bedtime limits, and review activity. Allow independence with calling and video chat only with approved contacts. Children’s privacy is important to Amazon. Learn more about FreeTime on Alexa.
With an Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription (starting at $2.99 per month), your kids can access over 1,000 Audible books, kid-friendly movies on Prime Video, premium kids skills from brands like Disney and Nickelodeon, ad-free radio stations and playlists, and more. Subscription starts at purchase.
Simple to set up and use