The Echo Show 8 is one of the most popular smart displays that Amazon makes, and although there's a new version, this model from 2021 is still smart and talented enough to rock your world, lacking only a few of the 2023 version's bells and whistles. Something that has us whistling? It’s earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 65,000 reviewers, and this Black Friday, it's at the lowest price ever.
Why is this a good Black Friday deal?
To start with, the brand-new version of the Echo Show 8 is a whopping $150. You can score this model for just $50 without losing a huge amount of performance — and you maintain absolutely all of its core capabilities. Oh, and that $50? That's the lowest price it has ever been.
Why do I need this?
The Echo Show 8 has a compact, crisp 8-inch display, so it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to built-in Alexa, it doubles as a mini entertainment hub. Access videos, TV shows, movies or the news with Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, plus listen to internet radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.
It can also be your cooking companion; ask Alexa for step-by-step instructions on how to make everything from buttermilk pancakes to veggie lasagna. You’ll get access to Food Network Kitchen as well.
What reviewers say
“...The app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Every day I learn something new that Echo can do. The screen quality is good. ... So far have used it to check on the weather each day, play a couple of short games. Listen to national news from CBS...”
It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos. “...One feature that has pleasantly surprised me is the Amazon Photos integration. Turning the home screen into a digital frame for my favorite photos has brought a personal touch to the device. The adaptive color technology ensures that my cherished memories look stunning, no matter the lighting conditions....” added another fan.
The mid-sized smart display is fantastic for video chats via Skype and Zoom — even for the less tech-savvy among us. “My mom was failing at Zoom and Skype. I set the Show up for her and practiced a couple of times,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “She can initiate a call to us with no issues. I think the larger size and dedicated functions were the turning point for her. Wish we bought it sooner!”
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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