Amazon Echo Show : Good stuff, sounds great

So much more useful than the audio-only devices. I can see the result of my interaction on-screen – good for watching short videos and news. I don’t understand the problems some reviewers are claiming about the sensitivity of the echo show to their voice – no problems here – even responds well to my wake-word of ‘computer’ which my echos and echo dots seemed to be reluctant to understand. I was lucky to buy this at the discounted price which makes it even more of a bargain. I have several echos and echo dots around the house – and i wouldn’t be without them.

Already have an echo and and echo plus. Wanted one for the bedroom and opted for the echo show, haven’t been disappointed with the choice. I’ve set it with a timed do not disturb so if alexa gets randomly chatty like she sometimes does it doesn’t affect us. I’ve also set one of my favourite photos as a wallpaper. I like the way some song lyrics come up on the screen, also like if i wake during the night i can clearly see what time it is. I’ve set up an everywhere group so i can play the same music across all 3 echos. I could get really boring and go on and on, basically there’s nothing i don’t like about it.

I bought this to replace my ageing first generation of echo, which was still working ok but as i wanted to move that one to the home i needed a new one for the office. It ended up being a straight choice between the echo show and the echo spot. I opted for the show as i listen to a lot of radio in the office and the speakers were better than the spot, i’m happy enough with the choice in this regard as the sound is really rather good. Then there’s the screen, and a bigger screen was always going to win out when it comes to getting space on my desk to be honest. I find the touchscreen to be responsive, and of a good clear resolution that hasn’t disappointed in any way yet. Well, apart from one: the lack of being able to watch youtube videos on an echo show. I’ve docked a star from what would have been a five star review as this really is a significant defect in an otherwise near-perfect device. Amazon and google need to sort things out, shake hands (and exchange cash if need be) so that users are not losing out.

I’ve seen good and bad reviews of the echo show, a lot of bad reviews are not the fault of the product but their network provider, i’m with virgin and i get a great connection which helps with any of this type of product. In my view this does what it says, great connection to all my lights around the house, my kettle and my security lights. Amazon music works superb and it connects to my echo upstairs no problem giving me all round sound. No it’s not perfect but if you are after perfection buy an updated version in 10 years time.

I wasn’t really sure after reading the reviews saying that the echo show didn’t understand what people were saying as well as the standard echo and dot. But i decided to take a chance and i’m pleased that i did as we’ve had no problems with that at all and i find it comparable to our previous echo. I love that i could set a photo to be on the home screen, i had thought that i’d set it to rotate photos from my albums but that seemed fiddly and time consuming and so i found a lovely photo to use and i love it. I like that it acts as a clock and has the temperature too, i love that i can see the weather forecast in pictures as well as words and it’s handy that the screen is a touch screen. Overall, i think that it’s really impressive and if you’re new to alexa then this would be a great one to start with.

Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White : Upgraded from an echo dot as it was on sale and happy with my purchase. It feels solidly made and something that will last. Great to have the visual side of it to be able to see how long to go on timers, watch the news, trailers etc and even song lyrics. The sound is great, loud, bassy and good enough to use on its own as a main music player. I find iam using it more now that i can see responses rather than just barking at a hockey puck. Also works well with the fire tv stick. No more having to type in searches. Not having any of the problems with alexa not hearing me like some have reported. She has responded every time, even if it was with the wrong answer :).

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Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa - White
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 2,247 reviews

One thought on “Amazon Echo Show : Good stuff, sounds great

  1. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    Excellent product easy to use just say what you want it to find and it does the job most of the time.
  2. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    Excellent product easy to use just say what you want it to find and it does the job most of the time.
    • Much better than i thought it would be. We have it in the kitchen with our photos scrolling through from amazon pictures. Sounds great and we use it on a daily basis. The news highlights are handy.
  3. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    Much better than i thought it would be. We have it in the kitchen with our photos scrolling through from amazon pictures. Sounds great and we use it on a daily basis. The news highlights are handy.
  4. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    Bought one of these when they were about £130, now i see them for £80. Probably because they don’t actually play decent videos after google won’t let amazon use youtube. That being said, alexa is a great bit of kit, i find myself using it a lot more than i thought i would and i only really got it to listen to my prime music account to begin with; now i’m getting smart plugs installed and all sortscan be a bit annoying when she pipes up after she thinks she’s heard her name; a quick “shut up” turns her back off. Fuels the speculation that she’s constantly monitoring and listening to what’s being said. Don’t be surprised if adverts start popping up on your phone for products you’ve been talking about. So, start talking about ferrari’s and diamonds.
    • Bought one of these when they were about £130, now i see them for £80. Probably because they don’t actually play decent videos after google won’t let amazon use youtube. That being said, alexa is a great bit of kit, i find myself using it a lot more than i thought i would and i only really got it to listen to my prime music account to begin with; now i’m getting smart plugs installed and all sortscan be a bit annoying when she pipes up after she thinks she’s heard her name; a quick “shut up” turns her back off. Fuels the speculation that she’s constantly monitoring and listening to what’s being said. Don’t be surprised if adverts start popping up on your phone for products you’ve been talking about. So, start talking about ferrari’s and diamonds.
  5. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    I listen to my audibly books nearly every night and a wide range of music.
    • I listen to my audibly books nearly every night and a wide range of music.
  6. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    I received this as a gift, and it really is “the gift that keeps on giving”it is absolutely brilliant.
  7. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    I received this as a gift, and it really is “the gift that keeps on giving”it is absolutely brilliant.
    • Already have an echo and and echo plus. Wanted one for the bedroom and opted for the echo show, haven’t been disappointed with the choice. The baby loves it and we can drop in on him in his cot from downstairs. I’ve set it with a timed do not disturb so if alexa gets randomly chatty like she sometimes does it doesn’t affect us. I’ve also set one of my favourite photos as a wallpaper. I like the way some song lyrics come up on the screen, also like if i wake during the night i can clearly see what time it is. I’ve set up an everywhere group so i can play the same music across all 3 echos. I could get really boring and go on and on, basically there’s nothing i don’t like about it.
  8. This review is from : Echo Show, Smart speaker and 7-inch screen with Alexa – White

    Already have an echo and and echo plus. Wanted one for the bedroom and opted for the echo show, haven’t been disappointed with the choice. The baby loves it and we can drop in on him in his cot from downstairs. I’ve set it with a timed do not disturb so if alexa gets randomly chatty like she sometimes does it doesn’t affect us. I’ve also set one of my favourite photos as a wallpaper. I like the way some song lyrics come up on the screen, also like if i wake during the night i can clearly see what time it is. I’ve set up an everywhere group so i can play the same music across all 3 echos. I could get really boring and go on and on, basically there’s nothing i don’t like about it.

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