Amazon Echo Show

The Good The Echo Show offers everything you love about Alexa, complete with new video and touchscreen controls. It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.

The Bad The uninspired design feels dated. At launch, the touchscreen visuals don't do enough to bring Alexa to life, or make her much easier to use -- though that could change with the arrival of new screen-specific Alexa skills.

The Bottom Line Amazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.

Editors' Rating
  • Features 7.0
  • Usability 7.0
  • Design 6.0
  • Performance 8.0
6.9 Overall

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Review

It's more Echo than Show

Editor's note (October 26, 2017): Since introducing the Show in June 2017, Amazon has evolved its lineup of Echo smart speakers, refreshing some older models and continuing to expand Alexa's skills, support new third-party integrations and release special features like free domestic calling. Though the competition has stiffened, neither the Google Home Max nor the forthcoming Apple HomePod have a display, leaving this experimental ground wholly to Amazon -- for now. In fact, Amazon's own Echo Spot is the Show's closest competitor, combining elements of the Dot with the Show's visual capabilities. It's due out in December 2017.

The original Amazon Echo Show review, originally published in June 2017, follows below.

"Alexa, what can you show me?"

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $229
  • Brand Amazon
  • Color Category white
  • Features 5MP front-facing camera, Alexa App, support Prime Music, support Samsung SmartThings, support TuneIn, support iHeartRadio, Alexa Voice Service, LED indicator, built-in 8 microphone array, built-in stereo speakers, compatible with Belkin WeMo, compatible with Philips Hue, far-field voice recognition, support Pandora
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