Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation
Getting to know your Echo Show 5
Alexa is designed to protect your privacy
- Wake word and indicators
Alexa doesn’t begin listening until your Echo device detects the wake word (for example, “Alexa”). A blue light lets you know when audio is being sent to Amazon’s secure cloud.
- Microphone and camera controls
You can electronically disconnect the mics and camera with one press of a button. Slide the built-in shutter to cover the camera.
- Voice History
Want to know exactly what Alexa heard? You can view and delete your voice recordings in the Alexa app at any time.
Plug in your Echo Show 5
Plug your Echo Show 5 into an outlet using the included power adapter. In about a minute, the display will turn on and Alexa will greet you.
Set up your Echo Show 5
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Echo Show 5. Before setting up your device, have your wifi network name and password ready. During setup, you will connect to the internet so you can have access to Amazon services. Log in with an existing Amazon account username and password, or create a new account.
For help and troubleshooting, go to Help& Feedback in the Alexa app or visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport.
Download the Amazon Alexa app
Installing the app on your phone or tablet helps you get more out of your Echo Show 5. It’s where you set up calling and messaging, and manage music, lists, settings, and news.
Explore your Echo Show 5
To power your Echo Show 5 on and off, press and hold the mic/camera button.
- To change your settings
Swipe down from the top edge of the screen or say, “Alexa, show Settings.”
- To access your shortcuts
Swipe left from the right edge of the Screen.
Give us your feedback
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills. To send us feedback about your experiences with Alexa, use the Alexa app, visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport, or simply say, “Alexa, I have feedback.”
Things to try with your Echo Show 8
- Music& Radio
- Alexa, play music for cooking.
- Alexa, what song is this?
- Alexa, play Virgin Radio.
- Smart home
- Alexa, discover my devices.
- Alexa, turn on the lights.
- Alexa, what’s the living room temperature?
- Questions & answers
- Alexa, who was the first man on the moon?
- Alexa, when is sunset?
- Timers, alarms & calendars
- Alexa set a 10-minute timer.
- Alexa, remind me to water the plants.
- Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?
- News & weather
- Alexa, show me the news.
- Alexa, show me the weather.
- Alexa Communication
- Alexa, call Mum.
- Alexa, message Dad.
Some features may require customization in the Alexa app, a separate subscription or an additional compatible smart home device. You can find more examples and tips in the Alexa opp.
FAQs Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation
Q: What is the Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation?
A: The Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation is a smart display that combines the functionality of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant with an 8-inch touchscreen display.
Q: What are some of the features of the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation?
A: Some of the features of the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation include voice-activated control of smart home devices, the ability to make video calls and play videos, access to music and other entertainment, and integration with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
Q: How does the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation work?
A: The Echo Show 8 2nd Generation works by using Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant to respond to voice commands and control various smart home devices. It also has a touchscreen display that can be used to interact with the device and access various features.
Q: What is the price of the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation?
A: The price of the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation varies depending on where it is purchased, but it typically costs around $130.
Q: What are some of the differences between the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation and the 1st Generation?
A: Some of the differences between the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation and the 1st Generation include an upgraded processor for faster performance, improved camera quality for video calls, and a new white color option.
Q: Can the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation be used with other smart home devices?
A: Yes, the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation can be used with a wide range of smart home devices, including lights, thermostats, and security systems.
Q: How do I set up the Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation?
A: To set up the Echo Show 8 2nd Generation, you will need to download the Alexa app, plug in the device, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect it to your Wi-Fi network.
Q: Is the Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation secure?
A: The Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Generation is designed with multiple layers of privacy and security, including a physical camera shutter and the ability to turn off the microphone and camera with the push of a button. However, as with any internet-connected device, there is always a potential for security risks, so it is important to use strong passwords and keep the device up to date with the latest software updates.
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