The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has some interesting features that compete very well with the Nest Hub Max and make it a solid fixture for your smart home. However, in comparison to Amazon’s other models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8), the new Echo Show (2nd Gen) has a larger 10.1″ screen, bigger sound, and has a variety of communication protocols that make it easy to connect to your home automation devices. You don’t need another Zigbee hub; The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has it integrated within their smart display. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) also comes with a button to disconnect the camera and microphones for personal security. You can read about more of Amazon’s new devices in our article: Amazon Devices Event 2019 Echo Show, Buds, Studio, Frames, Loop and more announced.
What is Echo Show (2nd Generation)?
The Echo Show (2nd Gen) is Amazon’s flagship smart home display. You can stream music, watch movies, set timers and alarms, or make video calls. It is Amazon’s solution to the smart home display and home automation hub. The Echo Show (2nd Generation) is run by Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa.
What are the Echo Show (2nd Gen) Specifications?
Communication Protocol: WiFi, Bluetooth (5.0), and ZigBee connectivity capabilities.
Sound, Audio: Dual 51mm neodynium drivers & passive bass radiator. The Echo Show has 8 microphones that use far-field technology.
Display : 10.1″ touchscreen.
Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Power: 30 W Adaptor
How is the Echo Show (2nd Gen) sound quality?
The Echo Show (2nd Gen) is equipped with two (2) 51 mm neodymium drivers, and a 30 Watt sub-woofer. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) uses Dolby processing.
What does Echo Show (2nd Gen) do?
The Echo Show (2nd Gen) can help you with your home automation needs, display and tell you information on demand. The Echo Show can be setup with Routines to help automate your home or give you the information you need to start your day. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) can respond to voice commands to ensure you have control over your smart home devices like lights, cameras, and thermostats.
The Echo Show (2nd Gen) can play movies via Prime Video, stream music and books from Spotify, Audible, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. You can also cast music from your Bluetooth device.
The Echo Show can also connect to Zigbee compliant devices, so you don’t need a seperate ZigBee Hub.
The Echo Show (2nd Gen) can also allow hands-free calling, hands-free video calling, hands-free messages.
When is the Echo Show (2nd Gen) available?
The Echo Show (2nd Generation) is available on Amazon.com in most countries.
Where can I buy the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)?
You can buy the Amzon Echo Show (2nd Gen) on Amazon.com for $229 USD.
What are Far Field Microphones?
The Echo Show (2nd Generation) has 8 Far-Field mircophones. Far-Field Microphones receive simple wave signals that omit the amplitude in the signal, resulting in easier processing of sound far away from the microphone.
I hope you enjoy using Amazon’s Echo Show (2nd Gen). The Echo Show (2nd Gen) is very comparable to Google’s Nest Hub Max. If you like, you can read the Nest Hub Max FAQ here to compare with Echo Show (2nd Generation).
Echo Show (2nd Generation) Setup and Unboxing.
You can watch our YouTube video to set up your Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ROWRUaJsxU. You’ll see the full unboxing, setup and the music, video, calendars, alarms and more.
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