Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) review

7.9/10 AVG.
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  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)

Specs / Features


Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10" HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows-in a new fabric design. | Ask Alexa to see lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. See weather forecasts, calendars, to-do lists, and your favorite playlists. | Watch live TV and sports with a Hulu subscription, movies and shows from Prime Video, or the news. | Make video calls to anyone with the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. (Skype coming soon!) | Your new kitchen companion-watch recipe videos, set timers and alarms, and... More

Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10" HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows-in a new fabric design. | Ask Alexa to see lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. See weather forecasts, calendars, to-do lists, and your favorite playlists. | Watch live TV and sports with a Hulu subscription, movies and shows from Prime Video, or the news. | Make video calls to anyone with the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. (Skype coming soon!) | Your new kitchen companion-watch recipe videos, set timers and alarms, and add items to your shopping list. | Set up compatible Zigbee devices without the need for a separate hub. See your front door camera stream with 2-way audio and notifications. | With eight microphones and far-field technology, Alexa can hear you even while music is playing. | With over 50,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and let you do more with Alexa.

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Specification

Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Brand Amazon
Model DW84JL
Release date 11-October-2018
Size 24.6 x 17.5 x 10.7 cm (9.7 x 6.9 x 4.2 in)
Weight 1755 grams
(61.95 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Good Gear Guide

Alexa advances and enhances the smart display experience

from Good Gear Guide

Still, for now, you’ve got a great evolution of what Alexa can offer made manifest in the Echo Show. On most fronts, it’s superior to the other Echo options - so it’s well-worth the extra expense if you’re already committed to the ecosystem and comfortable letting another front-facing camera into your home.

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Still, for now, you’ve got a great evolution of what Alexa can offer made manifest in the Echo Show. On most fronts, it’s superior to the other Echo options - so it’s well-worth the extra expense if you’re already committed to the ecosystem and comfortable letting another front-facing camera into your home.

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Tech Advisor

It could be improved further with better software

from Tech Advisor

The new Echo Show improves on the original in just about every way. But, for us, it still doesn’t do enough to make the screen an indispensable feature. Sound quality is a lot better than other Echos, but you can plug an Echo Dot into your own speakers for a fraction of the price.

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The new Echo Show improves on the original in just about every way. But, for us, it still doesn’t do enough to make the screen an indispensable feature. Sound quality is a lot better than other Echos, but you can plug an Echo Dot into your own speakers for a fraction of the price.

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Android Central

The same, but way better

from Android Central

With its killer speakers and huge display, Amazon's new smart display is ready to show you a good time. Provided, of course, you know the magic words.

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With its killer speakers and huge display, Amazon's new smart display is ready to show you a good time. Provided, of course, you know the magic words.

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TrustedReviews

Bigger, better, more useful than the original

from TrustedReviews

With its larger screen and powerful sound, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is the smart display for watching content as well as controlling your home.

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With its larger screen and powerful sound, the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) is the smart display for watching content as well as controlling your home.

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Stuff

Still doesn’t make the most of its screen

from Stuff

Compared to the first generation, this new one is undoubtedly an improvement: better design, improved sound quality (after a bit of help) and a nicer screen. But it still doesn’t feel like the finished article and the way it uses that display remains unconvincing.

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Compared to the first generation, this new one is undoubtedly an improvement: better design, improved sound quality (after a bit of help) and a nicer screen. But it still doesn’t feel like the finished article and the way it uses that display remains unconvincing.

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Pocket-lint

King of the kitchen

from Pocket-lint

The Echo Show is a super additional device for a kitchen or communal space, while the audio has been given a much-needed boost. There are some foibles - such as lack of YouTube, a slightly reflective display, and some skills lacking screen-based optimisation - but all-round the second-gen Show is a notable improvement.

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The Echo Show is a super additional device for a kitchen or communal space, while the audio has been given a much-needed boost. There are some foibles - such as lack of YouTube, a slightly reflective display, and some skills lacking screen-based optimisation - but all-round the second-gen Show is a notable improvement.

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TechRadar

Much better, but still has some creases to iron out

from TechRadar

A big step in the right direction thanks to a better design, screen, sound experience and feature set. The Show is still hampered by patchy skills and limited support for third party streaming services, but if you’re a Prime Video fan living in a smart home full of Echos, you should definitely check it out.

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A big step in the right direction thanks to a better design, screen, sound experience and feature set. The Show is still hampered by patchy skills and limited support for third party streaming services, but if you’re a Prime Video fan living in a smart home full of Echos, you should definitely check it out.

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Tech Guide

A smart device that can show and tell

from Tech Guide

The Echo Show is an excellent example of a smart product that can provide a respectable audio and visual experience at the same time. And the good news is, it's only going to get smarter.

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The Echo Show is an excellent example of a smart product that can provide a respectable audio and visual experience at the same time. And the good news is, it's only going to get smarter.

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Expert Reviews

Bigger screen, better sound

from Expert Reviews

Overall, the Echo Show 2 is a big improvement on the original. The screen is bigger and brighter, and the quality is better. It looks and feels nicer to use, too, and it sounds pretty damned good, all things considered, not to mention that the microphone array is more sensitive.

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Overall, the Echo Show 2 is a big improvement on the original. The screen is bigger and brighter, and the quality is better. It looks and feels nicer to use, too, and it sounds pretty damned good, all things considered, not to mention that the microphone array is more sensitive.

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Engadget

Bigger and better in almost every way, except for that display

from Engadget

It has a more modern design, fantastic audio quality, comes with two built-in browsers and features step-by-step recipes; some even have video tutorials. It now has more robust entertainment options, that include NBC, Hulu, as well as the latter’s live TV service. Still, the mediocre display is...More

It has a more modern design, fantastic audio quality, comes with two built-in browsers and features step-by-step recipes; some even have video tutorials. It now has more robust entertainment options, that include NBC, Hulu, as well as the latter’s live TV service. Still, the mediocre display is disappointing, and those entrenched in Google’s ecosystem might find it lacking.

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