06 May 2020
Amazon has added Echo Show 8 as the newest Echo product available for purchase in India. The Alexa-powered smart display is currently up for pre-orders via Amazon India. It has been priced at Rs. 12,999 but for a limited period of time, it can be purchased for a discounted price of Rs. 8,999. It will go on sale starting February 26th i.e. three weeks later.
The Echo Show 8 is an Alexa-powered device like other Echo speakers but with a display. It sports an 8-inch HD display that can be used for watching videos and seeing other useful information. It features support for video and music streaming apps like Prime Video, Prime Music, Apple Music, Voot, Gaana, and Saavn. One can make use of voice commands to watch their favorite shows/movies and listening to music/playlists.
It features a camera that can be used for video calling purposes. The Echo Show 8 offers a shutter to cover the camera when not in use to ensure that user privacy does not get compromised. Similarly, there is a dedicated button for turning the mic on/off for an extra layer of safety.
Since it is a smart display powered by Alexa, it can also integrate with other smart home appliances. It can be used for managing and access those products like lights, security cameras, AC, and geyser. This is Amazon's third such product in India as it had previously released a 10-inch Echo Show and 5-inch Echo Show 5 in the market. Those two are priced at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 22,999 respectively.