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Introducing Echo Show 5 Compact smart display with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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Review Summary - 948 recent, verified reviews

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Device Compatibility
 227
echo, devices, echo show, echo show 5, echo dot
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I'm not taking full advantage of the perks that come with Echo because I haven't had the time to explore Alexa's numerous skills.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been a fan of Alexa since 1st generation, show adds a whole new dimension of interaction and access to information.  ...  "
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" ...  great addition to smart home.  ...  "
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" ...  It works fine & recognizes my apple music.  ...  "
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" ...  I love love love everything about Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  Like it’s big brother, the Echo Show 5 is perfect for my work desktop to keep me informed on news, music and sports along with automating my office space.  ...  "
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" ...  I like having the time in bright numerals and the ability to play music, but from the Alexa app on my ipad.  ...  "
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" ...  I am an owner of a Tap, Echo Dot & Echo, the sound quality of the show is excellent compared to the Tap & the Dot. ... I have not been disappointed with an of my Echo devices and now I am looking forward to adding Alexa to my car!  ...  "
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Software Platform
 188
echo show, echo, echo show 5, show, google
+83%
-17%
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" ...  YouTube is the only app I successfully connected. ... When asking Alexa to show a recipe there should be a function to save it into “my favorites “ or something like that.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is the new way to host a party at home. ... Alexa has become our personal DJ, and Amazon Music is capable of pleasing all generations.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel safer having Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this Echo show it does everything you tell it  ...  "
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" ...  Really enjoying this Echo Show 5, we use it daily and the Alexa integration is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa remind me to get the clothes out!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, this is a great upgrade from Echo dots.  ...  "
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" ...  We have every Alexa device that's come out and this is one of my favorites based on cost, size, features and more.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 163
sound quality, echo, show, speaker, playing music
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The sound is nice and warm from it, with a nice thump at low volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is even better than the echo.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve read some reviews complaining about the sound, but I think it has a great speaker for its compact size.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it mostly to listen music and the news.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are great  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size of this echo but i think a few things need to be ironed out before i buy another one, mainly speaker performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is surprisingly good for such a small device. ... I would't make it your primary music speaker, but for casual listening it is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Can see the name of the songs as they are playing.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 117
display, size, echo, clock, echo show
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I love the product crisp display and design.  ...  "
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" ...  It also does great viewing content, but I wouldn't use it as a primary screen either.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Show 5 is really nice and I like the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Show is a very nice thing I love the clock set up on it I also love the size of the screen I had two small around 1 but I decided I wanted to upgrade to this one and I'm so glad I did  ...  "
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" ...  Display is clear and easy to read even if the screen is not real large.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and screen for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I love everything except the brightness it’s always so dark.  ...  "
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" ...  The square screen is quite a nice upgrade over the previous versions round display and offers a much more traditional appearance of an alarm clock.  ...  "
Clock
 89
clock, alexa, bedroom, morning, echo show
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It is an effective alarm clock, visual clock, and I can play sound effects on my side of the bed to help me sleep and not disturb my spouse.  ...  "
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" ...  But, the amazing thing about the Show is that it's a great alarm clock. ... It replaced a DOT and an alarm clock on the nightstand and immediately became a favorite. ... What I really like is being able to set alarms for different days of the week all at one time.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the Echo Show 5 for use as an alarm clock due to several key features that are new to this model. ... The square screen is quite a nice upgrade over the previous versions round display and offers a much more traditional appearance of an alarm clock. ... The benefits of using an Echo device as an alarm clock are many, waking up to a rundown of my day and the weather forecast is very fine, and with integration available for other systems such as Phillips Hue I can set the alarm to softly engage my room lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  Useful to be able to set alarms, ask for recipes, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it as my alarm clock and it tells me the weather in the mornings.  ...  "
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" ...  We used to leave our cell phones plugged in and on all night as an alarm clock, now we just tell Alexa to wake us up every morning and turn our phones off.  ...  "
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" ...  I was already looking for a new alarm clock and then this caught my eye. ... I had never really cared about the voice recognition function with Alexa, I just wanted a better alarm clock and I love the look of this device. ... I love that I can set the alarm simply by saying 'Alexa, set alarm for 530am' or watch a movie by saying 'Alexa, watch the movie Jaws'.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the alarm clock functionality combined with the standard Alexa functionality.  ...  "
Capacity
 88
bedroom, kitchen, family, echo, living room
+97%
-3%
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" ...  We keep this in our kitchen and boy does it come in handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is perfect for the bedroom and perfect for guest bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE these and now want them for all my rooms!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I have one in the bedroom, and one on a shelf in the bathroom  ...  "
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" ...  Gen info, songs, and house control  ...  "
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" ...  One for each kid room and one for down stairs. ... I love that it also communicates with my echo dot in my room.  ...  "
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" ...  What a great little tool to use around the house that helps everybody in the family  ...  "
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" ...  I am using one in my office and one in the kitchen.  ...  "
Call quality
 61
voice, echo, alexa, echo show, answer
+66%
-34%
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" ...  I also enjoy having the music with just a voice command like the echo.  ...  "
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" ...  I have made phone calls using this device, listened to music, performed inquiries, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I am an owner of a Tap, Echo Dot & Echo, the sound quality of the show is excellent compared to the Tap & the Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  We can see each other and talk. ... Mom is not into the new tech stuff but she can call me or drop in.  ...  "
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" ...  Voice is clearly recognized from the distance on a large bedroom (14x17).  ...  "
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" ...  I love the ease of talking to Alexa especially in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  The drop in is clear I can check in my home when I am not there, the volume is clear, the commands are unlimited, you can ask Alexa almost anything and she will most likely have an answer.  ...  "
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" ...  I refer to my show is so responsive to my voice.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 57
easy to set, set, use, love, easy to use
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Very easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  You can setup your routines specifically for what you want to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the Echo easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the screen is intuitive and easy on the eyes.  ...  "
Size
 50
perfect, compact, smaller, show, nightstand
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The price is right too, if you don't want to shell out for a full size show.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to reside on my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it’s size and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size because it's perfect without taking up too much room or being too small.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the small size of the Echo 5 and have placed it on an end table next to my favorite recliner.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for the night stand and end table.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect to keep it in my night stand table.  ...  "
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" ...  small size and big sound is a plus  ...  "
Volume
 37
loud, room, bedroom, echo show, size
+76%
-24%
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" ...  The sound is nice and warm from it, with a nice thump at low volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  The large echo show in the kitchen, echo dot in the bathroom and this echo show in the bedroom. ... I only use it for music and it has wonderful sound quality and can get pretty loud.  ...  "
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" ...  A great sound system in such a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the perfect size echo for a nightstand or small space.  ...  "
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" ...  Music doesn’t play as loud as the Dot but it’s a great addition.  ...  "
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" ...  Loudness is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It does about everything my bigger Echo Show does.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, I definitely recommend this - as good as the regular show (we can't really tell much of a difference in the speaker) at a fraction of the price!  ...  "
Marketplace
 34
bought, works, prime day, advertised, sale
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It was a heck of a deal so I went ahead and purchased it on Prime Day.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it when Amazon was having a sale and I think it’s the best purchase I’ve made in a while.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small but has a good picture  ...  "
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" ...  Another nice product from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  But I ordered this product directly from amazon for 106.00.  ...  "
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" ...  A picture is worth a thousand words  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this prime day purchase  ...  "
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" ...  bought 2 from prime day.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 33
stopped working, stopped, camera stopped working, ago, working
+45%
-55%
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" ...  We've been using ours for a month or so and after a few weeks the camera just stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  Constantly tells me my devises don’t support what they have done for years.  ...  "
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" ...  Every few days it "forgets" to advance the date.  ...  "
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" ...  It was making a crackle sound, stopped working, and she had to restart it.  ...  "
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" ...  Host of problems:  ...  "
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" ...  Starts to not work after a month of use. ... Got a replacement and it also went bad after a month.  ...  "
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" ...  The drop in camera used to work and it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  As of a week or two ago the camera has stopped working - and yes, the shutter is open. ... A factory reset fixes it, but it "breaks" again within a few days.  ...  "
Video Playback
 30
videos, watch, show, watching, movie
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Video is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear pitcher snd video.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching videos clock and weather.  ...  "
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" ...  Can listen to music while gaming, or watch videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprise that I could play video from Amazon and youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  Video is nice and clear, great build and aesthetics.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be similar to setting your phone on the counter and watching a movie on it.  ...  "
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" ...  You'll need to reload the video app, navigate or request the specific episode you were on, and hit play again.  ...  "
Price
 28
money, worth, worth the money, size, sale
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It is well worth the investment in this upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  Got a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price point for the product.  ...  "
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" ...  I nice unit for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Liked the price  ...  "
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" ...  Price on sale of course.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure how anyone can complain, especially with the decease in price .  ...  "
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" ...  defiantly worth the money.  ...  "
Apps
 27
alexa app, alexa, youtube, echo show, google
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The Show 5 was very easy to set up and add to the Alexa app on my android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  And I use it to show me recipes , song lyrics ,music videos , the weather and the occasional family fun games.  ...  "
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" ...  I just hope you can change the interface to tablet mode so you can access some app optimized for touch.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprise that I could play video from Amazon and youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  I just love the advancements made in technology with the Echo Show and the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  Not all apps will connect but overall I am happy with my purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  It's cute, it's nice to have the weather always showing, but I find I have to still ask my Google home questions I'm trying to answer.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son (who has ASD) for using the visual calendar display- but, learned afterwards that Unlike an echo dot, which will support controls for children, the echo show(s) will not.  ...  "
Camera
 25
shutter, cover, slider, ring, physical
+68%
-32%
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" ...  The shutter on the camera is a great feature, too.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have your calendar, email, photos , etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Works Great with Ring and Blink cameras.  ...  "
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" ...  what i like about this is you can slide the camera off.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera faces the ceiling.  ...  "
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" ...  Also I love the new camera shutter design, when you don't want the camera on all the time, you can block the camera, that is very bice.  ...  "
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" ...  Physical camera cover is great for privacy conscious.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like the mechanical camera cover too  ...  "
Controls
 21
clock, alarm, weather, song, alexa
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I use mine for music, creating shopping lists, weather, controlling lights in the home.  ...  "
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" ...  No more fiddling with a bunch of buttons, just "Alexa play" and the name of the song or "Alexa wake us up at".  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite features of the Show are playing my Amazon Music playlists and watching a slide show of my Grandkids!  ...  "
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" ...  It's the best Information center, alarm clock, favorite music station playing, harrassing my teenager without leaving the room announcing the calendar of events, silly joke telling, Ring Alarm System & Camera companion I could have dreamed of!  ...  "
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" ...  Shows the words of the songs.  ...  "
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" ...  Having the weather scroll by, as well as some news stories can be helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  - The music alarm can be sourced from Spotify, Amazon Music, or Pandora (probably other sources as well), so I can wake up to a particular song or to a station if I want to wake up to a different song of the same genre.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays music and does the things Alexa should do.  ...  "
Setup
 19
setup, set, easy to setup, use, works
+100%
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" ...  You can setup your routines specifically for what you want to do. ... This is just how I have one of my many routines setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is cute, easy to setup - works just like my Echo Dot but has a nice color screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it was so easy to setup and she takes up very little room.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up the lightbulbs was pretty easy and once I got them setup with any one of the Echo(s), there was nothing I needed to do with any of the other Echo shows.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was simple and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect voice recognition and very easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up was easy.  ...  "
Display Size
 19
size, nice, small, display, much
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Nice screen size  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size screen  ...  "
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" ...  A bigger screen would be nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Always happy with Alexa and this screen size is nice for any room.  ...  "
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" ...  I am pleased with screen size and the clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and screen for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical on the screen size but it’s definitely adequate.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope that Amazon comes out with a bigger size visual display.  ...  "
Design
 19
look, design, sleek, show 5, well
+100%
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" ...  It is attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  The smaller Show 5 fits better on a lamp table beside my favorite recliner.  ...  "
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" ...  It's sleek design is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and look of the Echo Show 5.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks stylish but will break sooner than later  ...  "
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" ...  Just look up, how to do so.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes it so much more functional than the original round cylinder.  ...  "
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" ...  Even when I pass by and look to see the time.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 18
sound, quality, clear, thing, small
+100%
comment
" ...  A picture is worth a thousand words  ...  "
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" ...  The first thing I noticed was that it has a really crisp, clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality on this small but powerful Echo Show 5 is crisp and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small but has a good picture  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of the picture and operation have been excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Has great picture and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is wonderful and the sound is just right.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent sound quality and great screen image!  ...  "
Features
 15
love, many, like, lights, good
+93%
-7%
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" ...  So far it’s pretty easy to get the hang of although I still haven’t delved into all the features.  ...  "
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" ...  Also good for smart home functions.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sure I haven't used all of its features, but for what I wanted the Show 5 was great.  ...  "
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" ...  So many useful features.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm looking forward to utilizing more features, as I get time.  ...  "
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" ...  Good features and capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the communication and drop in features.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the wake-up feature .  ...  "
Screen Protection
 14
like, show, see, know, dont
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I like that the lyrics show in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that it has a screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Add a screen!  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for someone not as expensive and it has a screen I would definitely buy this  ...  "
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" ...  I just ask her to clear screen and they are gone for a good while.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen has no distortion or discoloration from any angle, so it is easy to see from everywhere. ... - The screen adapts to the surrounding light.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had something simplify my life so much, I've had the dot series before with no screen and still amazing but the screen is a game changer  ...  "
For Kids
 13
school, family, son, mother, helped
+100%
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" ...  My kids loves it too and I recommend it to my family and friends and they too loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  So convienent and nice for college students  ...  "
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" ...  Got these for my kids rooms and they are obsessed! ... It’s not overly user friendly for young kids (and sometimes older) but they can get by with what they know to do with her.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought one for each of my grandchildren!  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll set a reminder to tell me kids something when I’m not there!  ...  "
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" ...  My Kids are fun time Photo, Video features.  ...  "
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" ...  We also love it to be able to talk to the kids when they get home from school - we get a visual connection which is wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be great for kids to watch TV on as well.  ...  "
For Fun
 11
lot, learning, day, screen
+100%
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" ...  Still learning, but having a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Just outstanding, and lot of fun  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun talking with friends on Drop In  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon, thanks for a useful and fun product.  ...  "
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" ...  A fun little gadget with a nice screen a decent speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  It adds fun to my day.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fun to use.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 11
sounds, night, alarm, snooze, wakes
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  It is an effective alarm clock, visual clock, and I can play sound effects on my side of the bed to help me sleep and not disturb my spouse.  ...  "
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" ...  2) separate media volumes for alarm wake to music from playing media during the night A.K.A sleep sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  Also added sleep sounds to it and fall asleep to rain sounds every night.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to play with when you can't sleep!  ...  "
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" ...  the current weather in my area, finding recipes, calling my daughter in the next room and even putting me to sleep with sleep sounds at night!  ...  "
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" ...  Music and sleep  ...  "
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" ...  Love this product in my bedroom I can listen to music when I can't sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the Sleep Sounds app to help me fall asleep.  ...  "
Network
 11
wifi, throughout, show, loses, echos
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I have Amcrest cameras set up throughout the house. ... WiFi connection throughout the house is great I get about 80-100 mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, I want one on every floor.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for a making a smart house.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Show 5 picks up the wifi signal seamlessly from room to room even outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a slow 10mbs internet at one house and a fast vios at the other and it works just as well.  ...  "
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" ...  This is perfect for my central location in the house for all of the other echos throughout!  ...  "
As Gift
 9
got, birthday, wife, potential, love
+100%
comment
" ...  This echo was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Received it as a gift,love it!  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for someone who has yet to use it's full potential.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a birthday gift and love it !  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it as a gift for my wife's birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be ordering one for everyone this Christmas !  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased two more for potential Christmas presents.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave them as gifts and they look it.  ...  "
Returns
 9
sending, send, one back, show, replaced
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I’ve already had to replace the Show 5 once, and now I’m being told I might have to send this one back due to the screen issues .  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is trash.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s too late to send it back for a refund but I’ll definitely be sending it back for repairs since it seems that maybe the microphones are broken.  ...  "
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" ...  We are not pleased with this device and would like to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m honestly thinking of sending this one back.  ...  "
Fit
 9
well, work, table, size, nightstand
+89%
-11%
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" ...  It fits easily anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Has all the features of the Echo Show 2nd generation but fits perfectly on my night stand.  ...  "
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" ...  The reduce size also made it more versatile because I can now fit it on my nightstand, coffee table or even in the bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  I have this one in my work room so it fits very well in my small space and it works just the same as the larger one.  ...  "
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" ...  The smaller Show 5 fits better on a lamp table beside my favorite recliner.  ...  "
Door
 8
front, show, ask, alexa, see
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I can even ask it to show my Ring front door camera at any time.  ...  "
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" ...  I can have it show me my front door, the news, weather, football scores, plays my music, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  This my 3rd Alexa but first show, I love love it, shows me my front door, has lyrics when listening to music, and acts like a home camera when I’m away.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I can ask Alexa to show me the front door and I can see who’s there before opening the door.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s great to see my door bell but you can hear very well.  ...  "
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" ...  like to see front door  ...  "
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" ...  Works with the ring door bell.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
fast, delivery, bought, arrived, amazon
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Works better then I expected delivery was pretty fast.  ...  "
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" ...  This product was delivered on time w/ prime now.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice packaging, thanks Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived the "next day!".  ...  "
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" ...  Bought during prime days.  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
well, really, also, price, looks
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  Keeps me feeling safe!  ...  "
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" ...  I also got the stand for the Show 5.  ...  "
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" ...  The adjustabñe stand is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend also getting the adjustable stand.  ...  "
Other
 7
detection, know, well, use, show
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Never used motion detection features, so can not rate it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Don’t know how motion detection should work  ...  "
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" ...  I dont know how to use it too well yet.lol is there motion detection?  ...  "
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" ...  When the visitor walks up to the door the Echo Show 5 will say motion detected.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll have to check into the motion detection feature, didn't know about that!  ...  "
Baking
 7
kitchen, love, looking, cooking, alexa
+100%
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" ...  I bought this for my wife and she loves it to play music and get recipes.  ...  "
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" ...  It would have been great for cooking as Alexa could read me my recipes as I am preparing the food!  ...  "
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" ...  I have it in the kitchen and use it constantly for recipes and conversions  ...  "
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" ...  I'm always looking for ideas for recipes. ... I have mine in the kitchen and Alexa will give me 6 to 9 recipes for a given ingredient.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend playing Jeopardy or looking up recipes.  ...  "
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" ...  I love using it in my kitchen and having it show me recipes.  ...  "
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" ...  Although she ignores me at times but the kids love her and she helps them with homework and dad with cooking .  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
advertised, picture, described, small, good
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  A picture is worth a thousand words  ...  "
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" ...  It is small but has a good picture  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works exactly as advertised and then some.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 6
screen, little, good, swipe, display
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I like the touch screen and the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen looks good and is appropriately touch sensitive.  ...  "
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" ...  I never have to even touch this little gem.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch screen is slightly unresponsive but besides that it’s a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  The addition of the touch screen I giant leap.  ...  "
Wifi
 6
connection, show, network, lost, loses
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Some magical potion connected this device to my home network without me putting in my difficult password.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi connection throughout the house is great I get about 80-100 mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and connect to wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  Well everything was better on first generation echo but internet would always disappear randomly even when it's close to wireless router.  ...  "
FM
 6
clock, music, play, iheart, alarm
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I love this device gives me a world of radio stations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is being used as an alarm clock radio +  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great clock radio with extras  ...  "
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" ...  I use the recipe feature, music and even pull up radio shows.  ...  "
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" ...  I am also able to play Amazon music, iHeart Radio, and Sirius XM.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 6
speaker, sound, wifi, phone, connected
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  A few years later, with these new Echos and minor changes in wifi and bluetooth smart devises, I got all the same functions the pros were quoting at less than a 4th of the price that I installed myself .  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is incredible and outperforms most Bluetooth speakers we've tried.  ...  "
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" ...  I hooked it up to a powered speaker, connected my mobile phone via blutooth .  ...  "
Storage
 6
size, perfect, small, show, kitchen
+100%
comment
" ...  It is perfect for a desk or smaller space.  ...  "
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" ...  As it is, it has to stick out on my counter to accommodate the space needed for the cord, which comes straight out from the widest part on the back.  ...  "
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" ...  At first I thought it would be too small but it is actually the perfect size for the kitchen counter.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is right too, if you don't want to shell out for a full size show.  ...  "
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" ...  I have this one in my work room so it fits very well in my small space and it works just the same as the larger one.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
dust, collecting, clock
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Fingerprints are easily visible  ...  "
comment
" ...  This divice, like others, sits in my closet collecting dust.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
like, get, watch, videos, stop
+100%
comment
" ...  Some of the interactive games like Groot are dumb.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I placed it the family room where my children and wife watch videos and play games.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it to get weather report, news headlines, sports scores and/or listen to games.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Echo is good for games, simple things and fun .  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
size
+50%
-50%
Device Stand
 4
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Also I have it on my fireplace and bought the stand and still have to sit it on a book just to see part of the living room  ...  "
comment
" ...  A $20 add-on for a non-swivel stand!  ...  "
Food Items
 4
kitchen, cook, recipes
+100%
comment
" ...  Love being able to see recipe's.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps me entertained while I cook.  ...  "
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" ...  I love using it in my kitchen and having it show me recipes.  ...  "
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" ...  I have this in the kitchen to keep me company when I cook either through cooking or the latest episode of the Gran Tour.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
show 5, list, fits, alexa
+100%
comment
" ...  The hand written list was OK but having it on my phone is just so much more convenient because I don't forget the list anymore, it's always with me.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for checking the time in the middle of the night, and more comfortable than my older LED numbered clocks.  ...  "
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" ...  I fell in love with it while dog sitting.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The smaller Show 5 fits better on a lamp table beside my favorite recliner.  ...  "
Bass
 3
sound, nice, gives, first, deep
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It actually has some nice bass to it.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
lot, internet
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Have to reboot everyday at least once.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
pretty
+100%
comment
" ...  But the majority of them are pretty freaking cool.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's cool!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is pretty cool.  ...  "
Video Calling
 3
chat, call, one
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The video calls are co too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video calling feature makes it so much nicer.  ...  "
Video Recording
 3
chat, call, one
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The video calls are co too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video calling feature makes it so much nicer.  ...  "
Night Photography
 3
light, show, camera
+100%
comment
" ...  -a night light  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have several Ring Spot Light Camera's and my Show 5 will show me live any of my camera's I ask her to and the picture quality is pretty darn good for the size of this item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's also nice that it detects the ambient light in the room, so as not to be a glowing beacon of light all night.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
FM Radio:  Yes 
Yes
FM RADIO