Amazon presents the new generation of Echo Show devices: the new Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5. Let’s find out the main features
Amazon today presents the new generation of Echo Show devices: the new Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5. Echo Show is the fastest growing family of Echo devices, and the new models come with more powerful cameras for better video calling.
Eric Saarnio, Vice President of Amazon Devices EU, said:
“Customers love Echo Show devices to easily stay in touch with family and friends, and the number of video calls made globally last year nearly tripled from the previous year. With the new Echo Show devices, we’ve focused on communications, integrating a powerful camera and digital pan and zoom capabilities on the new Echo Show 8, upgrading the Echo Show 5’s camera, and adding the ability to securely access the built-in camera. to control your home remotely “.
Echo Show 8 with 13 megapixel wide-angle camera
The new Echo Show 8 features a brilliant 8-inch HD screen with adaptive color display, a powerful one 13 megapixel camera with integrated shutter, a new one octa-core processor e two stereo speakers for a clear and balanced sound. The camera automatically pans, zooms, and digitally frames during video calls, so everyone always stays in the center of the frame. You can make group video calls via Alexa, creating a group of up to seven people and simply saying “Alexa, call the family group” to join.
With its dual stereo speakers and HD display, Echo Show 8 delivers an immersive entertainment experience. Yes they can browse TV series or movies from streaming platforms like Prime Video and Netflix, instantly. Thanks to Alexa, you can play music from music services such as Amazon Music, Apple Music or Spotify. It is also possible to follow GialloZafferano video recipes step by step.
Echo Show 8 offers the ability to use Amazon Photos to turn your home screen into a photo frame. Plus, Prime customers have unlimited, full-resolution cloud photo storage with Amazon Photos, and the Echo Show 8’s adaptive color display will make photos look flawless in any light.
Manage your own Smart Home it’s simple with the ability to control compatible devices like cameras, lights and more using the pen display or your voice. Finally, you can view the Echo Show 8 camera feed live via your Alexa app account or from other Echo Show devices, to remotely monitor your home.
Echo Show 5: Compact design, improved camera and more colors
With its compact display from 5.5 inch and with three colors to choose from – Anthracite, Ice White and the new Midnight Blue – Echo Show 5 easily adapts to any room in the house. Thanks to Alexa, they can be read the news of the day, set alarms and timers, check the calendar and listen to music in streaming, simply through your voice.
In addition, the Echo Show 5 features a fotocamera HD updated with double pixels and built-in shutter, ideal for video calls or to Drop In and check if dinner is ready: in fact, you can safely access the integrated camera on the Echo Show 5 via the Alexa app to control your own home remotely.
Designed for privacy
Echo devices are all designed with different elements for the protection of privacy, such as the commands to deactivate the microphones and the camera, the integrated camera cover and the ability to read and delete voice recordings. To learn more about features designed for privacy, you can visit the Alexa Privacy Hub.
Prices and availability
Echo Show 8 is available in Anthracite, Ice White while Echo Show 5 in Anthracite, Ice White and Midnight Blue. Amazon’s ongoing commitment to minimizing the impact of new Echo Show devices on the environment is reflected in the use of 100% post-consumer recycled fabric and Climate Pledge Friendly badge obtained from the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8, as part of a program that makes it easier for customers to discover and purchase more sustainable products. Pre-orders start today and the devices will start shipping next month and the price is 129 euro per Echo Show 8 e 84,99 euro for model 5.
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