A few weeks ago, Amazon launched the Echo Input portable smart speaker in India. Now, the company has introduced yet another offering in the series called the Amazon Echo Show 8. Unlike the Echo Input, the latest Echo Show speaker flaunts an 8-inch touch-enabled HD display. The Alexa-powered offering lets you ask queries to the assistant in both English and Hindi. You can ask Alexa to show your favourite TV shows, watch movies, play music, show weather updates, relay the latest news, control your smart home appliances, and more. You can also make voice and video calls, send messages, or instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home with the Echo Show 8.
Amazon Echo Show 8 specifications and features
The Amazon Echo Show 8 lets you watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video. You can also watch TV shows on Voot or play music videos on Hungama Music. It also lets you stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, Hungama, and more. Alexa can be used to search for step by step by step recipes, set timers, add items to your shopping list, create calendar events, and set reminders. One can also check for the news, weather, traffic, sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, and more using voice commands.
If you have smart home appliances, you can use the Echo Show 8 to control smart lights, security cameras, switch on the geyser or AC using smart plugs, and more. The device is equipped with four microphones and a front-facing camera, which all can be turned off with one press of a button. There’s a built-in shutter to cover the camera. As an added layer of privacy protection, users can ask Alexa to delete everything they searched for or asked for on that day. The new Echo Show 8 is powered by the MediaTek MT8163 processor. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and two-inch neodymium speakers with a passive bass radiator.
Amazon Echo Show 8 price in India
The Amazon Echo Show 8 is priced competitively at Rs 8,999, and comes in Black and White colour variants. The e-commerce portal is currently taking pre-orders for the device and will start selling it from February 26th.