Announcing the newest addition to the Echo Show family—Echo Show 5
With its compact design, 5.5-inch display, rich sound, HD camera, and built-in camera shutter, Echo Show 5 lets Alexa show you things in every room of your home. Alexa adds new features, including how-to videos from wikiHow, updated smart home controls, customizable morning and evening routines, new privacy features, and even more visual content. With rich and full sound, Echo Show 5 is great for watching music videos from Vevo or for listening to your favourite songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn and more. Simply say, “Alexa, play my dinner playlist” to play music for your dinner party, and follow along with on-screen lyrics from Amazon Music.
Echo Show 5 makes it easy to catch up on your favourite shows from Prime Video, or short news clips from Reuters, BBC News, RTÉ and more. Coming soon, a new integration with wikiHow allows you to access hundreds of how-to videos by voice—all you have to do is ask to learn how to meditate, how to cut up a mango or how to open a tight jar.
New Ways to Control Your Smart Home A new smart home dashboard on all Echo Show devices gives you even more control over compatible smart home devices and groups. You can also view your smart home camera feed and thermostats, access recently used devices, and manage smart devices by group.
With the Arlo baby camera, just say, “Alexa, show me the nursery camera,” to check on your baby when your hands are full. Echo Show 5 also has two-way talk functionality with Ring doorbell cameras. Simply say, “Alexa, answer the front door,” when the doorbell rings or the camera detects motion and you’ll be able to see and talk to whoever is at the front door.
Wake Up and Wind Down with Alexa Now, there are even more ways to customise your morning and evening routines with Alexa. Set a nighttime routine that turns off your bedroom lamp and starts playing sleep sounds for relaxation. When your alarm goes off in the morning, wake up to an Alexa Sunrise—the screen on Echo Show devices will naturally brighten and display a sunrise animation before your alarm goes off. You can also create a routine that starts your coffee machine 10 minutes after your alarm goes off, or one that gives you weather forecast and morning news when you say “Alexa, start my day.”
Personalise Your Experience Choose from all-new clock faces or add a personal photo from your latest vacation to make the home screen unique to you and your family. Plus, the new ambient lighting mode auto-adjusts the brightness of the screen based on the brightness of the room—so it’s never too bright or too dark. To get even more from your Alexa experience, swipe left from the far right side of the screen to access shortcuts and discover all that Alexa can do—from smart home controls to recipes, reminders, skills and more.
Connect with Family and Friends Stay in touch with your closest friends and family with hands-free video calls to those who have an Echo Spot or Echo Show device, the Alexa App, or Skype. Plus, with Echo Show 5 in multiple rooms of your home, you can easily drop in on another room or make an announcement that dinner is ready.
Skills for the Screen There are already thousands of visual skills from third party developers available on Echo Show devices. Play your favourite TV game shows like Pointless or Deal or No Deal, discover what to watch on TV with the TV Guide skill or get help studying for your driving test with the Driving Theory Test skill. To learn more about skills, you can say “Alexa, show me skills”.
Privacy by Design Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy protections. As with all Echo Show devices, the new Echo Show 5 includes a microphone/camera off button that electronically disconnects both the microphone and camera, and a clear visual indicator that shows when audio or video is streaming to the cloud. Plus, Echo Show 5 has a built-in camera shutter so now you can easily cover the camera, while still being able to talk to Alexa.
Amazon is also introducing new, even easier ways to delete your voice recordings on all Alexa-enabled devices—all you have to do is ask. Coming soon, customers will be able to say “Alexa, delete what I just said” or “Alexa, delete everything I said today” and the respective recordings will be deleted. Plus, a new Alexa Privacy Hub will offer a single source of information on how Echo devices are designed as well as the controls you have over your Alexa experience.
Pricing and Availability Echo Show 5 is available in Charcoal and Sandstone for £79.99. You can also choose to purchase a magnetic stand that lets you tilt the device to adjust the viewing and camera angles for only £19.99. Both are available for pre-order today at www.amazon.co.uk/echoshow5 and will start shipping in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia next month, and to India in July. Coming soon, it will also be available in Mexico.
Got mine yesterday. Setup was easy until I went to set my alarm clock...
Considering the show 5 is basically a smart alarm clock you'd think this would be one of its strongest features.. but no.
I have a very simple alarm need, I get up at a certain time to goto the Gym Monday and Friday and the rest of the weekdays I get up at a different time.
Echo show 5 cant do this in any easy way. You only get set choices like weekdays, no actual way to 'schedule' alarms by day. You also cant give alarms names from the show GUI. You cant enable and disable alarms and there is no option to delete an alarm, you have to use voice command to do that.
So yea, First impressions are not great on the one feature I kinda really wanted to be good. Spotify etc all work like they do on my other echos which was expected.
Who said it wasn't fit for purpose? Sure the alarm feature is very poor but the rest of it works. I'm sure they'll improve it.
Okily. Sadly you are NOT talking to Amazon - you are talking to other customers in this Customer-2-customer forum. Use the HELP button on most Amazon web pages to get in contact with the Amazon help team.
In your original post you say QUOTE " the one feature I kinda really wanted" ENDQUOTE. I apologize. I must have misread and misunderstand your comment.
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