Amazon Echo Show 8 is the latest addition to the Amazon Echo family of smart speakers. Armed with an 8-inch HD screen, stereo sound, and a built-in camera with shutter, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance—all for ₹12,999.
Did you know that users from India say “I love you” to Alexa at least once every minute. Since Alexa started to speak in Hindi/ Hinglish, users have been enjoying twice the amount of jokes, songs, stories and conversations, all with a desi flavour. It is great to see such engagement and users looking up to Alexa as a companion.
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about your Echo device and Alexa, here is a list of eight cool things you can enjoy with the new Echo Show 8.
Watch TV shows and movies
Echo Show 8 is a visual treat with its 8-inch HD screen and stereo sound. Just ask Alexa to show the latest movies or award-winning TV shows from Amazon Prime Video. You can also watch your favourite TV shows on Voot or music videos from Hungama Music. Enjoy a variety of premium HD video with simple voice commands. To get started say “Alexa, watch the Family Man” or "Alexa, comedy movies dikhao".
Sing along with on-screen lyrics
The screen of your Echo Show 8 will now come alive with lyrics when you ask Alexa to play a song from Amazon Prime Music. Go on and plan that Karaoke night already! Take your entertainment a step further by also streaming premium audio from Apple Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, Hungama and more. To get started say “Alexa, play songs from Gully Boy" or “Alexa, Bollywood ke top gaane bajaoo".
Catch-up on the latest news and trending topics
- Your Echo Show 8 shows video snippets about trending topics from around the world. Alexa brings a wide range of information based on news, sports or trending topics. Ask for the latest sports information, including scores, schedules, tournament rankings, statistics, and more. To get started say “Alexa, what’s the news?”, or “Alexa, India ka score kya hua hai?".
Make hands-free video calls
Stay in touch with your closest friends and family with hands-free video calls to Skype, Echo devices with screen or smartphones with the Alexa app. Use drop-in feature to check on your kids or parents, by instantly connecting to Echo Show 8 via the Alexa app - just like an intercom. To get started say “Alexa, drop in to kids room” or "Alexa, Divya ko call karo”.
Entertain kids with Alexa
Fun time with kids is just a voice command away with Echo Show 8. Plug it in any area of the home where the kids decide to make their play area. They can watch animated nursery rhymes, ask for animal sounds, play games that help improve knowledge or challenge their brains with immersive and engaging Alexa skills. To get started say “Alexa, open Chu Chu TV” or “Alexa, open Chhota Bheem adventures”.
Practice daily meditation with Alexa
Did you know that Alexa can guide you on your path to inner peace! Enable skills like Sadhguru and listen to his talks or practice Isha kriya- a free guided meditation which is a simple yet potent technique in Sadhguru’s own voice. You can also practice 60 second mindfulness and breathing with the One minute meditation skill. To get started say “Alexa, ask sadhguru for guided meditation” or “Alexa, open one minute meditation”.
Control your smart home
Enjoy handsfree control of your compatible smart home devices or manage them on the interactive display of Echo Show 8. You can switch on smart lights, view feed from your security camera, or create routines to let Alexa manage daily tasks like switching on the geyser or AC using smart plugs. After you set up a smart home device, Alexa can find and connect to it. To get started say “Alexa, discover my devices” or “Alexa, living room ki lights dim karo”.
Get to know your Echo device better
With tons of Alexa features, over 30,000 skills in English and over 800 skills in Hindi, keeping up with everything Alexa can do is now easier. Just swipe left on the screen to pull the ‘Discovery Panel’ and see Alexa’s capabilities in different categories from sports to music. To know more, you can also ask, “Alexa, what can you do?”