This Alexa smart speaker with video display has £20 off

Steve May
·2 mins read
This Echo Show 5 has £20 off on Amazon, and is arguably the most versatile of all the Alexa smart devices. (Amazon)
This Echo Show 5 has £20 off on Amazon, and is arguably the most versatile of all the Alexa smart devices. (Amazon)

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With its 5.5-inch colour screen and integrated speaker, the compact Amazon Echo Show 5 is arguably the most versatile of all the Alexa-powered smart speakers - and it’s currently available with £20 off its regular £79.99 list price.

This isn’t just another Amazon Alexa music speaker, although its 4W sound system is fine for light listening. The screen changes everything.

Why we love it:

You can sing along to lyrics and look at album art with Amazon Music, eyeball the weather or watch news reports, monitor security or baby cams, and catch-up with TV shows on Amazon Prime Video.

If you want to partner it with separate speakers for better TV audio, there’s a 3.5mm audio output jack. It also pairs to Bluetooth headphones for personal listening.

The Show is as helpful in the kitchen, as a digital assistant (useful for recipes and cooking timers), as it is the bedroom, where it functions as a smart bedside alarm clock. Those with more than one Amazon Alexa device can also take advantage of the Drop-In feature, to chat between rooms.

Why it’s better than the Echo Dot:

The Echo Show even supports hands-free voice calling, to UK mobile or landline numbers, as well as Skype calls. You can also make video calls to other Amazon Echo devices with a screen (maybe you should snap up two Shows?). If you’ve privacy concerns, there’s a manual camera cover.

If you like the idea of the Echo Show, but would rather a larger screen, the stablemate Show 8 has an 8-inch screen and is available for £89.99.

What the reviews say:

With 78 per cent of users rating it five stars, the Echo Show 5 has been winning over Alexa aficionados.

  • “I am absolutely amazed by the quality of not only the screen, but also the integrated speaker.”

  • “ The sound, given that it's coming from a single speaker is much, much better than I anticipated.”

  • “Also great is the ability to view Amazon video so you can have some comedy on in the background to brighten the day…”

  • “This is the best Echo device so far!”

Buy it: Echo Show 5 | £59.99 (Was £79.99)

Echo Show 5
Echo Show 5