Press release – Bangalore, India—August 25, 2021: Amazon today introduced the new Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), an upgrade of its best-selling Echo Show. The new Echo Show 8 has an 8’’ HD screen with adaptive color for a better display experience; an improved 13-megapixel camera and dual stereo speakers for clear, balanced sound.
With dual stereo speakers and an 8” HD screen, the new Echo Show 8 delivers a delightful entertainment experience. Simply ask for your favorite TV series or movies from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix or ask Alexa to play your favorite music from Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, JioSaavn, Apple Music, Hungama music, or Gaana. Alexa will now also show you music playlists or station recommendations based on the song playing on Amazon Prime Music or Spotify, making it easier to discover your next favorite artist or song. You can also sing along to your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics from Amazon Prime Music.
Make your home smarter and more secure
Start your smart home journey with Echo Show 8. Set up and control thousands of Wi-Fi-connected smart home appliances such as lights, plugs, AC, fans, TVs, geysers, and more that work with Alexa. Remotely monitor your home and view the live video feed from Echo Show 8’s camera on your smartphone or other Echo Show devices.
Stay in the frame during video calls
Make hands-free video calls with Alexa to your friends and family having the Alexa app or other Echo Show devices without worrying about keeping yourself in the frame. The improved 13 MP camera with auto framing feature can pan and zoom to make sure you and your family are always in frame. Just say, “Alexa, call Mom”.
Manage your day better
Echo Show 8 is the perfect companion to help you manage your day better. Just ask to set timers and reminders, pay mobile and electricity bills, get weather updates, cook along to your favorite recipes, catch up on the latest news, and much more. You can use Facebook Photos to turn your home screen into a digital frame and put your memories on display. The adaptive colour display on Echo Show 8 makes your photos look great in any light.
Built with Privacy in Mind
Echo Show devices are designed with multiple layers of privacy protection, including microphone and camera controls, and the ability to view and delete your voice recordings. Echo Show 8, like all new-generation devices, comes with built-in covers to close the camera. To learn more about the features that provide transparency and control over your Alexa experience, visit the Alexa Privacy Hub: https://amazon.in/alexaprivacy.
Pricing & Availability
While the new Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is priced at INR 13,999, it will be available at a discounted price of INR 11,499 for a limited time period. It comes in two color variants: Black and White.