Amazon Echo Show 8
Getting to know your Echo Show 8
Plug in your Echo Show 8
Plug your Echo Show 8 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 8
Follow the on-screen instruction to set up your Echo Show 8. During setup, you will connect your Echo Show 8 to the internet so you can access Amazon services. Please make sure you have your Wi-Fi password.
For help and troubleshooting, go to Help & Feedback in the Alexa app or visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport.
Getting started with your Echo Show 8
Interacting with your Echo Show8
- To power your Echo Show 8 on and off, press and hold the mic/camera button.
- To turn off the microphones and camera, press and release the mic/camera button. The LED will turn red.
- To cover the camera, slide the built-in shutter.
- You can use your Echo Show 8 via voice commands or using the touchscreen.
To change your settings
- To access Settings, swipe down from the top of the screen, or say, “Alexa, show Settings.”
- To access your shortcuts, swipe left from the right side of the screen.
Things to try with your Echo Show 8
- Watch TV shows, movies, videos, and photos
- Alexa, start watching The Grand Tour.
- Alexa, show me my photos from Hawaii.
- Enjoy your favorite music and audiobooks
- Alexa, play a rock music playlist.
- Alexa, resume my audiobook.
- Get answers to your questions
- Alexa, how tall is Mt. Everest?
- Alexa, what can you do?
- Get news, podcasts, weather, and sports
- Alexa, tell me the news.
- Alexa, show me the weekend weather forecast.
- Voice control your smart home
- Alexa, show the front door camera.
- Alexa, turn off the lamp.
- Stay connected
- Alexa, video call with Mom.
- Alexa, drop in in the family room.
Some features may require customIzation in the Alexa app, a separate subscription, or an additional compatible smart home device. For more examples, select Things to Try from the Alexa app menu, or visit amazon.com/askAlexa.
Using the Amazon Alexa app
The Alexa app helps you get more out of your Echo Show 8. It’s where you see an overview of your requests and manage your Contacts, lists, news, music, and settings. Download and install the latest version of the app from the app store.
Designed to protect your privacy
Amazon designs Alexa and Echo devices with multiple layers of privacy protection. From microphone and camera controls to the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, you have transparency and control over your Alexa experience. To learn more about how Amazon protects your privacy, visit amazon.com/alexaprivacy.
Give us your feedback
Alexa will improve over time, with new features and ways to get things done. We want to hear about your experiences. Use the Alexa app to send us feedback or visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport.
FAQs Amazon Echo Show 8
What is the Amazon Echo Show 8?
The Amazon Echo Show 8 is a smart display device that combines the functionality of a smart speaker with a touchscreen display. It features an 8-inch HD screen, a camera, and a built-in Alexa voice assistant.
What can I do with the Echo Show 8?
With the Echo Show 8, you can do many things, including streaming music and videos, making video calls, setting reminders and alarms, controlling smart home devices, checking the weather, and more.
Does the Echo Show 8 have a camera?
Yes, the Echo Show 8 has a 1-megapixel camera that you can use for making video calls, taking photos, and more. It also features a built-in shutter that you can use to cover the camera when not in use.
Is the Echo Show 8 compatible with other smart home devices?
Yes, the Echo Show 8 is compatible with many smart home devices, including Philips Hue lights, Ring video doorbells, and more. You can use the device to control these devices using your voice or the touchscreen.
How do I set up the Echo Show 8?
To set up the Echo Show 8, plug it in, connect it to Wi-Fi, and follow the instructions in the Alexa app. You’ll need an Amazon account to use the device.
Can I make video calls with the Echo Show 8?
Yes, you can make video calls using the Echo Show 8. The device features a camera and a microphone, allowing you to make video calls to other Echo Show devices, as well as to people using the Alexa app on their phones.
Can I watch videos on the Amazon Echo Show 8?
Yes, you can watch videos on the Echo Show 8. The device supports a variety of video streaming services, including Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Netflix.
Can I use the Amazon Echo Show 8 as a digital photo frame?
Yes, you can use the Echo Show 8 as a digital photo frame. The device allows you to display your photos from Amazon Photos, Facebook, and other photo-sharing services.
Can I control the Amazon Echo Show 8 with my voice?
Yes, you can control the Echo Show 8 with your voice using the built-in Alexa voice assistant. You can ask Alexa to play music, set reminders, check the weather, and more.
Is the Amazon Echo Show 8 portable?
No, the Echo Show 8 is not designed to be portable. It is meant to be used in a fixed location, such as a kitchen or living room.
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