The Echo Show 10 is a unique smart display that follows you around. Find out if it’s worth your cash in this Amazon Echo Show 10 review.
Review Amazon Echo Show 10
(3. Amazon has multiple Echo devices with Alexa. Google has its Nest suite of products, Apple has the HomePod and HomePod Mini, and there are many third-party smart speakers and displays that work with Alexa or Google Assistant.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 (3. As the most innovative smart home device from Amazon, it still has a few shortcomings. You can find out whether the device is worth the money in this test by the Android Authority Amazon Echo Show 10.
What you need to know about the Amazon Echo Show 10
The Echo Show 10 is Amazon’s answer to the Google Nest Hub Max. It’s a smart display and speaker with a built-in Alexa assistant from Amazon and it’s the third generation of the Echo. 10 lines
Not only can you listen to music, control your smart home devices and ask Alexa all sorts of questions, but you can also stream content from apps like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. YouTube can also be accessed from the device but via Amazon’s Silk browser, not an app. Fortunately, there is a shortcut to the YouTube browser in the video section of the device for easy access. You can even use Alexa voice commands to search for videos on YouTube.
In India, where we tested the device, these three video streaming services were the only ones offered; However, the device is also compatible with Hulu and some other networks such as Tubi in the US
. The biggest advantage of the Echo Show 10 is its ability to follow you. You can manually tilt the screen up and down and adjust the screen to rotate 360 degrees automatically. The Echo Show 10 uses a combination of audio and computer vision to determine where you are in a room. When you move or talk to Alexa, the screen will automatically follow you, which also turns the smart screen into a home surveillance camera.
What is good?
The Amazon Echo Show 10 has a distinctive 10.1-inch touchscreen that is bright enough for indoor use. Think of it like a tablet connected to a speaker. It’s good enough to watch YouTube videos or stream your favourite TV shows while you cook in the kitchen or move around the living room. The text on the screen is also razor-sharp and easy to read. Of course, the experience is not comparable to a TV or monitor due to the size and low resolution (1280 x 800), but you will not be disappointed. For comparison: the similarly sized Fire HD 10 tablet has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200; However, Google’s Nest Hub Max also has a screen with 1,280 x 800 pixels, which means that the Echo Show 10 can keep up with the competition.
The speakers include two 1-inch tweeters and a 3-inch downward-facing woofer. Together they are strong enough for a house party or small gathering. The sound is lively and bass-heavy and can be adjusted as desired via the audio settings in the Alexa app. If you’re not a serious audiophile and want speakers that are loud and attractive, you’ll enjoy the Echo Show 10.
Another great use for the Echo Show 10 is as a surveillance camera for your home. The device has a 13 MP camera that sits in the corner of the screen. It’s pretty good in bright conditions, but when it gets dark you can’t see anything in the dark. So if you want to monitor your home after sunset, you will need to leave a light on in the room where you are going to place the Echo. Show 10.
You can place the Echo Show 10 in the middle of your living room and control your home via the Alexa app when you are out and about. It doesn’t really work for discreet surveillance if that’s what you expect as every time you start remote surveillance through the Alexa app, it’ll show the message “A household member is looking at your camera”. If you’re at the other extreme and don’t want someone to approach you through the Echo Show 10, you have the option of physically closing the privacy lock (see image above) and avoiding unwanted surveillance.
Overall, however, the moving screen is the Echo Show 10’s biggest draw. The device settings let you set the range of motion, customize it for specific activities like streaming, and only turn it on when you ask Alexa to follow you or turn it off entirely. I just loved having the device in my kitchen while following recipes on YouTube or using an Alexa skill.