Surprise! Amazon’s Echo Show 8 works with Zoom—and it’s nearly 45 percent off right now

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Hi, it's time to set reminders! (Photo: Amazon)
Hi, it's time to set reminders! (Photo: Amazon)

If you’ve been thinking about getting a smart home display, now’s your time to pounce.

HSN just rolled out an incredible deal. You can take home the Echo Show 8 for just $85—that’s 45 percent off! That’s way less than what it’s going for over at Amazon. Get ready to take your video chats to the next level—the Echo Show 8 works with the Zoom Cloud Meetings app!

As if saving $65 wasn’t enough, HSN is throwing in a few extra goodies, including a three-month subscription to Yoga International, three months of America's Test Kitchen Digital All Access, a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged and more. Plus, you can pay in four interest-free installments of $21, if you don’t want to plunk down $85 all at once.

Small and sleek

The Echo Show 8 has a compact, crisp 8-inch display, so it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to Alexa built-in, it doubles as a mini entertainment hub. Access videos, TV shows, movies or the news with Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, plus listen to internet radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible. Watch this video to see it in action.

“...The app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote a delighted five-star Amazon reviewer. “Everyday I learn something new that Echo can do. The screen quality is good...So far have used it to check on the weather each day, play a couple of short games. Listen to national news from CBS...”

It can even be used as a digital photo frame, with Amazon Photos. “...The screen resolution is very nice for the photo displays. You can sync an assortment of photos through the Amazon Photo app or select a category for the Echo 8 to display for you...” added another five-star Amazon reviewer.

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

Video chats and recipes

The mid-sized smart display is fantastic for video chats via Skype and Zoom too. “My Mom was failing at Zoom and Skype. I set the Show up for her and practiced a couple of times,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “She can initiate a call to us with no issues. I think the larger size and dedicated functions were the turning point for her. Wish we bought it sooner!”

It can also be your kitchen counter companion; ask Alexa for step-by-step instructions on how to make everything from buttermilk pancakes to veggie lasagna. You’ll get a year of access to Food Network Kitchen, too.

Said a five-star Amazon reviewer: “We keep the Amazon Show 8 in our kitchen, and the whole family enjoys using it. Display is the perfect size on the counter. We enjoy playing music (sounds great) and of course, we enjoy asking Alexa for the temperature or the weather forecast, and asking basically any question you can think of. Recipe feature is excellent too!”

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