Must-have deal alert: Right now, you can score an Echo Show 8 for $80, down from $130. With almost 40% off, now is your chance to bet. This is the only Echo device that works with the Zoom Cloud Meetings app! So get ready to take your video chats to the next level.
This little gadget is so hot that it has received a perfect five-star rating from more than 37,000 reviewers.
Small and elegant
Echo Show 8 has a compact, sharp 8-inch screen, so it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to Alexa built in, it also doubles as a mini entertainment center. Access videos, TV shows, movies or news with Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, plus listen to internet radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.
“…It was easy to set up and the app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote one delighted five-star reviewer. “Every day I learn something new that the Echo can do. The screen quality is good…So far I’ve used it to check the weather every day, play a few short games. Listen to national news from CBS…”
It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos. “…The screen resolution is very nice for the image displays. You can sync a selection of photos through the Amazon Photo app or choose a category for the Echo 8 to show you…” added another five-star reviewer.
Video chats and recipes
The mid-sized smart screen is also fantastic for video chats via Skype and Zoom. “My mom failed Zoom and Skype. I put on the show for her and rehearsed a couple of times,” said one satisfied Amazon customer. “She can call us with no problem. I think the larger size and dedicated features were the turning point for her. Wish we bought it sooner!”
It can also be your companion on the kitchen counter; ask Alexa for step-by-step instructions on how to make everything from buttermilk pancakes to veggie lasagna. You also get access to the Food Network Kitchen.
One five-star reviewer said: “We have the Amazon Show 8 in our kitchen and the whole family loves using it. The display is the perfect size for the kitchen counter. We like to play music (sounds good) and of course we like to ask Alexa about the temperature or the weather, and pretty much any question you can think of. The recipe feature is also excellent!”
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The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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