What is Amazon Echo Show? What are its features? Is it worth buying?

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All about Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show is Amazon Echo speaker with a screen. With the looks of a smart picture frame mounted on a pair of Dolby speakers, the Amazon Echo Show, with the thick bezels around, looks a bit outdated, design-wise.

It is a solution for the elders who simply like to make a video call, or use various other tasks of Alexa like ordering items in Amazon, playing from Amazon Music and other services such as Spotify and Pandora. Like Echo speaker, it can also answer generic information like weather or height of Eiffel tower.

Amazon Echo Show features a 7-inch screen. Echo Show can also be used to watch YouTube videos, trailer of a movie, set a repeating alarm and much more.

Amazon Echo Show

Here are a few examples from Amazon, on how Echo Show has improved from the original Echo.

  • Alexa, call Dad.

  • Alexa, show my photos.

  • Alexa, show my calendar.

  • Alexa, show the front door camera.

  • Alexa, play our Game Night playlist.

  • Alexa, what’s the weather this week?

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show only has Volume controls and a Mic/Camera button. There are no other physical buttons in the device.

Amazon Echo Show costs $230. Amazon Echo Show weighs about 1.13 kg or 2.5 pounds. The dimensions of the device are : 7.4" x 7.4" x 3.5" (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm).  It uses Intel Atom x5-z8350 processor which has been deployed to deliver advanced processing capabilities and latest technology.

The following table lists the specifications of the Amazon Echo Show:


Amazon Echo


7-inch touchscreen



Wi-Fi connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) network. No ad-hoc Wi-Fi network.


Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show or from Echo Show to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices.

Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.


Dual 2 inch stereo speakers

Alexa App

The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android and iOS devices.


Intel Atom x5-z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities

Warranty and Service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.

Included in the box

Echo Show, power adapter/cable (6 ft), Things to Try card, and quick start guide.

To sum up, to watch videos, security camera views, weather report and news, the Amazon Echo Show is a good choice. And it makes more sense to have video chats with elders who may not like the nuances of using a computer or laptop.

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Updated 3 years ago
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