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Amazon’s three new smart displays: Everything to know

Amazon unexpectedly announced a second-gen Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5 and a new Echo Show 5 kids’ edition out of nowhere, along with updates to the company’s digital assistant. Here’s what we know about each of the new devices, including price, release date and new features. Alexa’s learning some cool new tricks as well,…

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Amazon unexpectedly announced a second-gen Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5 and a new Echo Show 5 kids’ edition out of nowhere, along with updates to the company’s digital assistant.

Here’s what we know about each of the new devices, including price, release date and new features.

Alexa’s learning some cool new tricks as well, such as proactive routines and AR tricks during video calls.

0:00 Intro
0:11 The Basics
0:57 Echo Show 8
1:41 Echo Show 5
2:15 Echo Show 5 (Kids Edition)
3:06 New Echo Features
5:04 Prime Day?

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59 Comments

  1. Tech Howden

    May 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Hello

  2. ram mahesh

    May 12, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Utter non sense

  3. JogBird

    May 12, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    theyre more like spycams with displays

    • david3n

      May 12, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      It has a physical camera cover

    • Marshmellafella

      May 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      @david3n what about the mic?

    • david3n

      May 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      @Marshmellafella no idea

  4. Cooper 109

    May 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    lets not forget the new Fire HD 10 😀

    • Arif Ramzan

      May 12, 2021 at 10:13 pm

      When’s that coming out ?

    • Cooper 109

      May 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      Arif Ramzan June ish too

  5. George Hutto

    May 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    They look like Google home hubs…🤷‍♂️😂

  6. Willy Salazar

    May 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    what a shity 2 mb camera!! wtf?????

  7. Ynot Code

    May 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    it’s like a tablet from the 90’s

  8. JD M

    May 12, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I was hoping a new e-reader would be released.

    • Wintermute

      May 12, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      Looks like that won’t be happening for a while.

  9. Hoan Hoang

    May 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    The to much bezel looks dated already 😅

    • Tom Burke

      May 13, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      Are your walls so attractive that you can’t bear to have any more hidden from sight than absolutely necessary?

  10. M MM

    May 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Look ugly and dated.

  11. M MM

    May 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    man, they love to build ugly tanks 🤮

  12. nRiik

    May 12, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    A $5 popsocket can turn my phone into a smart display lol

    • Panimu

      May 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

      But.. a phone costs more than these

  13. Bill P

    May 13, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Just bought 20 old ones for 65 bucks each a week ago. Not much of an upgrade for what I need.

  14. Daniel Murphy

    May 13, 2021 at 12:17 am

    His hands bother me.

    • Roodney Posey

      May 13, 2021 at 2:57 am

      Yes you can even join Mr Mark trade options
      W…,h…,a…,t…,s…,a…,p…,p
      +..-=1..-=4..-=6.-.=9..-=3..-=8..-=9..-=1.-=4..-=6..-=8..

  15. Erick M

    May 13, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Are there new Kindles coming out soon? The last Kindle Oasis version was released about 2 years ago and I just bought my wife one… but it doesn’t even have USB C and I’m still in the 30 day window. She likes it though

  16. _RL _

    May 13, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Why do they all have such huge bezels? They look like they’re from 2015

  17. Harvick T

    May 13, 2021 at 4:02 am

    The one thing it should have is the one thing it doesn’t have, a dashboard to control all Alexa compatible smart home devices accessible from home screen

  18. mrPmj00

    May 13, 2021 at 4:48 am

    buy the dip!
    Go Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Nvidia, Microsoft, Netflix. Disney and Wells Fargo for the recovery

  19. Youneverwalkalone

    May 13, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Eeerrrmmmm….
    Streaming and YouTube?
    PIRs and Magnetic sensors?

  20. Tony Hawk

    May 13, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Its not made by an advertising company whos sole business model is to profile your every breathing moment and sell that info to anyone willing to pay for it. Sold. So long as its not made by Google or Facebook then its worth considering.

    • renndar

      May 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      It’s just made by a company that’s trying to profile your every breathing moment to sell you everything, all the time, for the sake of the money-hoarding billionaire (ex)CEO who ripped off his employees and prevented them from unionizing. Personally, I’d rather not have a device in my home that’s purpose is to sell me things than one who’s mission is to provide useful information.

  21. Gilligans Hat

    May 13, 2021 at 11:22 am

    The NSA thanks you.

  22. Trip Maschmeyer

    May 13, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I just want my smart display to show me a detailed weather forecast at all times. How hard is that??

  23. Mark Gilroy

    May 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Bezeltastic

  24. Louis N

    May 13, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I’ll stick with my nest hubs, thanks.

    Also. Too much use of hands. Visually distracting and takes away from the information

  25. zunedog31

    May 13, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    These devices should not be used in private spaces, let alone one’s own home.

  26. RealityCheck

    May 13, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Or… just get a tablet and set one up as a “smart” display

  27. roguegeek

    May 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    But do they still have the awful “Alexa for your day” screen that can’t be turned off?

    • Richard

      May 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm

      That’s why I like Google Hub or Hub Max. No annoying screens popping up.

    • roguegeek

      May 13, 2021 at 11:39 pm

      @Richard That is a plus, for sure, but the problem with those is the support isn’t fully there, Google makes changes to the APIs too much that things “break” and need to be reconfigured more than they should be, and (since it’s Google) it’ll all eventually end up in the Google graveyard.

  28. Tom Burke

    May 13, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    This video, with all of the arm motion, makes me dizzy.

  29. brian kierman

    May 13, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    better screen resolution would be nice

  30. nuyou21

    May 13, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    So they now collect even more of your data. 😁

  31. mike m

    May 13, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    And Let Me Guess
    You Can Order Stuff From Amazon

  32. Derrick Goodman

    May 13, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Still pissed about the spot price. With the sale you can now get a 8″ and 5″ show cheaper than the 1″ spot.

  33. Jiku Banik

    May 14, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Summary of the video- All Same as old ones , same, similar, like old one, same colour etc 🤣 thank me later 😝

  34. CoCo Palma

    May 14, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Alexa is wining home assistant war…
    (C’on google, what are u doing?)

  35. Rafael valentin

    May 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

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  36. M M

    May 14, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Dudes got Ricky Bobby hands.

  37. Reinaldo Oliveira

    May 14, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    They could have reduced those huge bezels

  38. Alienware

    May 14, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    “fancy new processor”

    Thanks for the detailed specs

  39. Max Jacoby

    May 14, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    So what this thing can do what smartphone can’t?

  40. Nick B

    May 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    He moves his hands like he’s trying to explain this video to a deaf person

  41. Andrew Diamond

    May 15, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Great with the cameras…now if Amazon would integrate them with my Ring cameras so I could see them all in one app.

  42. Home Tech

    May 15, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Still no THREAD on any Amazon devices? Get ready for new Echo Dots in the Autumn.

  43. Home Tech

    May 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    So soon we can trigger Routines from other sensors?

  44. Michael Maliga

    May 15, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    No audio out jack on the Show 8 2nd Gen makes this model a non-starter for many applications.

  45. Keto Wolf

    May 15, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Good video! Very entertaining!

  46. Christian Urban

    May 15, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    A 2 MP Camera isn’t that bad for video calling. Most modern laptops don’t offer higher resolutions on their cameras.

  47. Dr.Jekyll

    May 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    How many devices do people need in their life?
    This is getting ridiculous

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