Amazon Echo Show 8 Review
This eight-inch touchscreen display from Amazon comes with Alexa, the company's trusted voice assistant.
What We Like
- Eight-inch screen: Watch TV and movies or video chat on the midsize Alexa smart display; not too small, but not too big.
- Alexa: The most popular voice assistant, Alexa has skills in any area you could think of, be it games, health, cooking, and more.
- Amazon shopping: Being able to order things from Amazon hands-free will certainly make things more convenient when you’re on the go.
What We Don't Like
- Price: At $129.99, the Echo Show 8 certainly isn’t the cheapest smart display around.
- No Dolby processing: Unlike the screenless Amazon Echo, the Echo Show 8 doesn’t offer Dolby processing.
- No Zigbee: And unlike the Echo Show 10, the Echo Show 8 doesn’t have a Zigbee radio. It doesn’t function as a hub for Zigbee smart home devices.
Bottom LineWhether you want to listen to music, watch movies, or even get a recipe for delicious chocolate cookies, this eight-inch touchscreen from Amazon does it all. It even gives you access to Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, which has over 100,000 skills to choose from.
Amazon has launched several Alexa devices over the years, and one of the popular options is the Echo Show 8. If you’re new to Alexa products, the Echo Show line is a collection of Alexa-enabled smart displays. The Echo Show 8 is the second smallest smart display from Amazon, but it has a decent enough eight-inch touchscreen display for streaming and watching videos. And unlike its larger siblings, the Echo Show 10 and 15, its small frame makes it easy to move around.
The Echo Show 8 is also not too expensive at $129.99, but that’s still not so cheap, so deciding whether to buy it or not isn’t something you would want to take lightly. For that reason, we tested the Echo Show 8 to see if its features and value warrant the price. Here are our findings.