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Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa

Following on from the success of the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) comes the Amazon Echo Show 5, the newest smart display device in the Echo Devices range. A smart display allows Alexa, on Amazon Echo devices, to show you more. The compact 5.5” (approx. 14cm) display is ready to help you manage your day, control your smart devices, entertain with ease, play games and connect you to your family and friends. This great new addition to the echo range adds the benefits of a smart screen without the premium price.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 is designed to fit your life. Place it in the Kitchen so you can easily ask Alexa for a recipe then follow the interactive step-by-step instructions. Or maybe place the Echo Show 5 near the from door so you can check the latest traffic information before you leave for that important meeting or add something to your to-do list so you don’t forget to tick it off when you get home. Maybe check the weather before you decide if you should grab the brolly or not.

You can see the advantages. With a smart screen on the Amazon Echo Show 5 you can ask Alexa to show you your favourite music video, the latest movie trailer you want to watch or catch up with the news headlines. A smart screen really does add an extra dimension to how you interact with your Amazon Echo device.

The smart screen on the Amazon Echo Show 5 makes it even easier to control your smart home. Use your voice to control and your smart display to help manage your smart devices the Echo Show 5 helps simplify your connected life. You can ask you Amazon Echo Show 5 with Alexa to show you your security cameras or maybe turn the light on or off or even adjust the temperature in the room.

With the benefit of a smart display on the Amazon Echo Show 5 it is easy to connect with family and friends. Make hands-free calls to almost anyone including UK mobile and residential numbers (from the UK only). You can also connect to other Echo devices and Skype users with ease. Vodaphone customers are able to link their accounts to enable making and receiving calls from their Amazon Alexa enabled devices. You can also make video calls to other Alexa devices that have a screen, Skype users or the Alexa app on you phone.

Customise your experience – Change background images or maybe use your own photo album to personalise your home screen. Even create a routine to start or end your day.

Amazon Echo Show 5 Technical Details

Size 148 x 86 x 73 mm
Weight 410g. Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
Display 5.5” touchscreen
Camera 1 MP camera with 720p HD video recording and built-in cover.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Connectivity Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 5 or from Echo Show 5 to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
Audio Full range 1.65 built-in speaker. 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).

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Compare Amazon Echo Show Devices

Model Echo Spot Echo Show 5 Echo Show (2nd Gen)
Quick Link Check the latest price on Amazon Check the latest price on Amazon Check the latest price on Amazon
Alexa built-in Yes Yes Yes
Display 2.5" (64 mm) screen 5.5" (140 mm) screen with 960 x 480 resolution 10.1" (256 mm) screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
Speakers 1.4" speaker 1.65 x 4W speaker 2 x 10W drivers and a passive radiator with Dolby processing
Camera VGA 640 x 480 1 MP 5 MP
Built-in Zigbee smart home hub No No Yes
Camera controls Microphone/Camera Off button Built-in camera cover and Microphone/Camera Off button Microphone/Camera Off button

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