The Echo Show 8 is on sale on Amazon

Mandatory offer warning: You can get the Echo Show 8 for an all-time low of $80 right now, down from $130. With almost 40% off, today is the day to pounce. It’s the only Echo device that works with the Zoom Cloud Meetings app! So get ready to take your video chats to the next level. This little gadget is so hot that it has earned a perfect five-star rating from over 45,000 reviewers.

Small and elegant

The Echo Show 8 has a compact, clear 8-inch display, making it perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to built-in Alexa, it can be used as a small entertainment center. Access movies, TV shows, movies or news via Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, and listen to online radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.

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This little guy will surprise you with how much he can do. (Photo: Amazon)

“…The app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Every day I learn something new that Echo can do. The quality of the screen is good … So far I have checked the weather every day, played a few short games. Listen to national news from CBS…”

It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos. “…The screen resolution is very good for displaying photos. You can sync an assortment of photos via the Amazon Photo app, or choose which category the Echo 8 should display for you…” added another fan.

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Easily connect with family and friends via the Echo Show 8. (Image credit: Amazon)

Video chats and recipes

The mid-sized smart display is great for Skype and Zoom video calls – even for the less tech-savvy among us. “My mum couldn’t handle Zoom and Skype. I set up a Show for her and practiced several times,” said a satisfied Amazon customer. “He can initiate a call to us without any problems. I think the larger size and dedicated features were the turning point for it. Wish we had bought it sooner!”

It can also be your companion in the kitchen; ask Alexa for step-by-step instructions on how to make everything from buttermilk pancakes to vegetarian lasagna. You will also get access to the Food Network Kitchen.

A five-star reviewer said: “We keep Amazon Show 8 in our kitchen and the whole family enjoys using it. The display is the perfect size on the kitchen counter. We like to play music (sounds great) and of course we like to ask Alexa about the temperature or weather forecast and ask basically any question you can think of. The recipe function is also excellent!”

If you have Amazon Prime, of course you get free shipping. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (By the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.

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