Amazon Echo Show 8 (Sandstone)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (Sandstone)
Key Features
  • With Alexa
  • 8" HD Touchscreen Display
  • 1MP Camera
  • Four Microphones
With an 8" touchscreen HD display and a 1MP camera, the sandstone Amazon Echo Show 8 uses video capabilities to expand on traditional Alexa functionality. Equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and four microphones, the Echo Show 8 connects to your home's wireless network and allows you to intuitively play music, video chat with friends, check the weather and traffic reports, hear sports scores, watch videos, and more.
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Amazon Echo Show 8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2See and Do More with Alexa
  • 3Entertainment for Every Part of Your Day
  • 4Connect with Your Favorite People
  • 5Designed to Protect Your Privacy
  • 6Smart Home Control
  • 7Alexa Functionality
  • 8Alexa Skills
  • 9Alexa for Kids, Available via a Future Firmware Update
  • 10Engineered for Easy Setup and Use
  • 11Accessibility Features

With an 8" touchscreen HD display and a 1MP camera, the sandstone Amazon Echo Show 8 uses video capabilities to expand on traditional Alexa functionality. Equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and four microphones, the Echo Show 8 connects to your home's wireless network and allows you to intuitively play music, video chat with friends, check the weather and traffic reports, hear sports scores, watch videos, and more.

The built-in microphones allow the Echo Show 8 to respond to your voice via its two 2" drivers; with Amazon Alexa built-in, you can ask the Echo Show 8 for the weather and traffic details for your commute, among other things. Bluetooth is also onboard, enabling the Echo Show 8 to wirelessly pair and play audio from a variety of audio sources, such as smartphones and tablets. It also features an 1/8" audio output that allows you to use external wired speakers.

Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

See and Do More with Alexa

The Echo Show 8 uses Alexa to provide stereo sound and visuals on an 8" HD screen. See lyrics from Amazon Music, set alarms and timers, display your favorite photos with Amazon Photos, check on weather and traffic, and view news highlights and movie trailers.

Entertainment for Every Part of Your Day

Catch up on today's news and sports highlights, watch TV shows, movies, music videos, or movie trailers, listen to music from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, and see song lyrics and album art with Amazon Music.

Connect with Your Favorite People

Make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or anther screen-equipped Echo device. Use Announcements to send voice messages to every room in your house with a supported Echo device, or use Drop In as a two-way intercom between rooms.

Designed to Protect Your Privacy

The Echo Show 8 has a microphone/camera off button and a built-in shutter. You also have control over your voice recordings, allowing you to delete them at any time. Additional privacy features include wake word technology and streaming indicators.

Smart Home Control

Manage your compatible smart home devices with the interactive display or your voice. You can control lights and switches, set thermostats, or view security cameras. You can also enable Alexa Guard to get Smart Alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking.

Alexa Functionality

Use your voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create calendar events and reminders. You can also check the news, weather, or traffic, ask for sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or information.

Alexa Skills

With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa's capabilities are always expanding. Skills are like apps and help you do more, like play relaxing sounds or test your music knowledge.

Alexa for Kids, Available via a Future Firmware Update

Make the Echo kid-friendly by enabling Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app. It can automatically filter explicit songs, add approved contacts, set time limits, or review activity with parental controls in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.

Engineered for Easy Setup and Use

After plugging in the Echo Show 8, connect it to your wireless network, then ask Alexa for music, weather, news, and more.

Accessibility Features

With the Echo Show 8, you can enable Alexa captioning and closed captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between color correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select.
UPC: 840080533063

Amazon Echo Show 8 Specs

Smart Specs
Virtual Assistant SupportAmazon Alexa
Processor MediaTek MT 8163
Display Size8.0" / 20.3 cm
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Image Resolution1 MP
Camera Off ModePhysical Cover, Off Button
Speaker System
Power Output2 x 10 W
Drivers2 x 2.05" / 52 mm Full-Range
Passive Radiators1
Number of Microphones4
Microphone MuteYes
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Output
Supported Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP
Wi-Fi StandardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.89 x 5.35 x 3.9" / 200.4 x 135.9 x 99.1 mm
Weight2.29 lb / 1.04 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 8.1 x 4.2"
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How can Alexa help dementia patient to remember ...

How can Alexa help dementia patient to remember things?
Asked by: Bob
Not sure if it can actualy help Dentia patients to remember things but it can make daily tasks easier. The stand out feature that the Echo is that it’s hands free and doesn’t require a level of dexterity like mobile devices do to use.The Echo offers ways to make turning lights on and off, turning heating up and down, for example, all voice activated. It can also play music through its 360 degree speaker and additional ‘skills’ or apps which have been opened to third party development, allowing games, taxi and food ordering plus endless other future possibilities. But perhaps the most exciting feature is the Echo’s ability to access Bing and quickly answer the questions it is asked. It can also connect to Google Calendar, one of many features that could be utilised by those with Alzheimer’s. The Echo has the potential to be extremely useful for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them. Amazon allows you to set up households on your account. This means that you can set up a patient’s Echo and control it remotely through the app. This has many benefits for both the carer and the patient. One feature we especially like is the ‘history section’ which allows the carer to view all of the questions the patient has been asking the Echo. This allows the carer to monitor the patient’s well-being. How can the Echo help Alzheimer’s patients? It’s hands-free However the person’s dexterity is, they can use the Echo as there is no typing (or touch) involved. Later on in the condition, dexterity can worsen so this may be a helpful feature. It never gets frustrated Someone with Alzheimer’s may need to ask the same question over and over, like ‘What is today’s date?’ They avoid asking as they feel like it causes annoyance in their carers — which it sometimes does. Alexa never gets frustrated though and never changes her tone of voice to sound annoyed, so the person can ask them any question and get an answer as many times as they like. It can record conversations A carer can view the usage of the Echo and what interaction the person had with it. This could lead to useful inferences, like if the Echo’s history shows many requests late at night, this may indicate to the carer that the patient is struggling with insomnia. If the person has been using the Echo for leisure activities like listening to audiobooks in the afternoon and history shows that this suddenly stops it may mean the person is feeling depressed, or experiencing some other kind of change which can then be investigated by the carers. Calendar integration A carer can set up a Google calendar so that the Echo can access it. The carer can then put people’s birthdays and other important events on it. The patient can then ask “Alexa, what’s going on this week?” or “Alexa, what’s going on today?” as many times as they need, and always know if there’s an important date coming up soon. It can set alarms & reminders The Echo has an alarm feature which can be used for far more than just waking up on time; one can set an alarm to go off each day to remind someone to take their medication for example. Relaxation The ‘Thunderstorm Sounds’ skill plays a loop of a thunderstorm or ocean and rain sounds to induce relaxation. Because the nature of Alzheimer’s means that both the patient and carers can experience anxiety and stress, taking time to sit down and relax is important for both’s well-being. This is just one example of a skill for relaxation; there are many more such as music playlists accessed through Amazon music & Audible. There are studies and skills being researched and developed for the various voice assistants like the Alexa/Echo and Google devices. Search: "Voice assistants dementia patients"
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-01-10

How to stop Alexa after the first alarm .dont ...

How to stop Alexa after the first alarm .dont want snoooze?
Asked by: rama
Hello! To stop an alarm, you can say "Alexa, stop" to turn off the alarm with your voice. If you are not wanting to use the voice, you should be able to hit the action button (the button on the top with the small dot on it). I hope that helps! Have a good day!
Answered by: Amazon Devices Customer Support
Date published: 2021-01-10
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