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Definition: Echo Show


An Amazon Echo (Alexa) device with a screen. Debuting in 2017, five new Show models have been introduced. The visual output of the Show enables video calls, video playback and the convenience of reviewing and changing settings on the device rather than the Alexa app.

In 2021, the 3rd-generation Echo Show 10 dramatically improved the sound, and the camera keeps callers centered on screen. The 2nd-generation Show 8 was also upgraded in 2021 with the better camera and speakers, and although it does not move, it frames and centers the caller for video sessions. In 2021, a wall-mounted 15" model was introduced. Following are the Echo Show models. See Amazon Echo.
                      Screen      Camera
 Date   Model      Size    Res.     MP

  2021  Show 15     15.6   1920x1080  5
  2021  Show 10 3G  10.1"  1280x800  13
  2021  Show 8  2G   8.0"  1280x800  13

  2019  Show 8       8.0"  1280x800   1
  2019  Show 5       5.5"   960x480   1
  2018  Show 10 2G  10.1"  1280x800   5
  2017  Show 1G      7.0"  1024x600   5





A Kitchen Companion
The Show models are often found in the kitchen to record and display a grocery list. This Echo Show 8, like other Show models, supports both wired and wireless connections to the Internet.






Connected Via Ethernet
The Echo Show in the above example has Wi-Fi turned off and reaches the home network via an Ethernet cable. This adapter converts Ethernet to USB and connects to the Show via the Micro USB port in the back of the unit. The third wire powers the adapter.