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Review: Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen)


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Here is our review of the Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen).

The all-new Echo Show 5 includes a 5.5” display so you can see news and weather at a glance, stream music, watch TV shows, and more. Set alarms and timers with your voice and customise your morning routine to wake up with lights and an alarm that plays your favourite song.

Echo Show 5 features improved speaker quality, delivering clearer vocals and deeper bass for vibrant sound. Just ask Alexa to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, or stream your favourite shows and enjoy a more dynamic audio experience.

The fastest Echo Show 5 speeds up Alexa responses so that you can quickly manage your smart home, like turning off compatible lights around your house without having to get out of bed. Managing smart home devices is also simpler than ever – just tap the screen, schedule routines or simply ask Alexa.

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Echo Show 5, a power adaptor and some instructions.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) is a small device the fits in perfectly in most surroundings, whether its an office, a living room, kitchen or bedroom.

Setting it up was very simple, just following the onscreen prompts, connect it to your home Wi-Fi, perform any updates, sign in with your Amazon account and then decide what you want it to do for you. You can have it show your photos, news, weather, whatever you want.

There is a 2 MP camera on the front of the Echo Show 5 for use in video chats – if you are worried about your privacy there is a switch that covers the camera over. There is also a button that disables both the mic and camera if you would prefer that. If the mic is disabled though, you wont be able to use voice commands.

The top of the Echo Show 5 has 2 other buttons for volume up and down.

The 5.5″ screen is very clear and works really well, whether its showing you the weather, video chatting or something else – it may be small, but its very good!

There is so much you can do with the Echo Show 5, it really will instantly become a much used vital part of your digital home.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) is available now priced around £89.99 and in multiple colours. There are also various accessories available, including a stand.

You can learn more from the Amazon website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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