Amazon has just launched Echo Show 8 in India. The all new Amazon Echo Show 8 is equipped with an 8-inch HD screen, built-in camera with shutter and stereo speakers. Amazon Echo Show 8 is priced at ₹12,999 and available for pre-orders on the Amazon website at discounted launch price of ₹8,999. The product will be shipping from February 26 in India.
Amazon Echo Show 8 Features
- See and do more with Alexa – With an 8″ HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
- Ask Alexa to show your favourite TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video or Voot, or stream music videos from Hungama Music. Enjoy music from Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama. Keep your kids entertained with skills like Chu Chu TV, Chhota Bheem and more.
- Connect with video calling and messaging – Make video calls to friends and family who have Skype, other Echo devices with screen, or the Alexa app. You can also make voice calls, send messages, or instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home to make a quick announcement or check in on the kids.
- Control your smart home – Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the simple interactive display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and switch on the geyser or AC.
- Made to fit your life – Cook along to step-by-step recipes. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.
- Designed to protect your privacy – Electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with one press of a button. Slide the built-in shutter to cover the camera.
Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display is the latest addition to the Amazon Echo family after Echo Show 5 (5.5-inch). The Smart Display Device features an 8-inch HD Screen which can be used to watch movies or stream online TV shows from Amazon Prime Video. Say “Alexa, play Jack Ryan” or “Alexa, what’s the news today?” to get started with Echo Show 8. You can also stream music videos and other shows from other platforms like Apple Music, Gaana, Saavn, Voot and Hungama Music.
The Echo Show 8 features on-screen lyrics support when you ask to play music from Amazon Prime Music. Echo Show can show video snippets on trending topics from around the world.
The new Echo Show 8 can also make hands-free video calls to Skype and other Echo devices with display or Alexa app on your Smartphone. It is easy and comfortable to use Echo Show 8 when controlling other smart home devices like smart lights or smart plugs. Echo Show can also be used to view feeds from surveillance camera. White and Black are the color options available for Amazon Echo Show 8.
Want To Speak To Alexa In Hindi?
Change your device language to English/हिन्दी via the Language options inside the Device settings. Echo Show 8 users can access the settings section to change language by swiping down from the top of the screen. If you don’t see this option, please make sure you have the latest software update on your Echo device. To speak to Alexa in Hindi, just ask, “Alexa, speak in English and Hindi.”
On Echo Show, you can turn the camera and microphone off with one press of a button. On Echo Show 8, the built-in shutter also lets you easily cover the camera.
You can also view, hear, and delete your voice recordings at Alexa Privacy Settings or in the Alexa app at any time. To delete by voice, you can also say,
“Alexa, delete everything I said today.”
Amazon has created a Alexa Privacy Hub, a web portal(also available in Alexa App) to respond to the privacy concerns tied to Alexa Ecosystem. It contains all the tutorials, videos and guides to make the setup, Privacy Settings for the Alexa enabled devices and a detailed FAQ. It also complies to European GDPR rules, as per Amazon.
The Echo Show 8 shipment starts from 26th February, 2020 in India and it is priced at ₹12,999. You can Order now for ₹8,999.