Amazon Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are on sale — Both 1st & 2nd Gen

Amazon has put all Echo Show 5 & 8 models on sale. Starting off with the cheapest one, the 1st-gen Echo Show 5 is $44.99 while the 2nd-gen Echo Show 5 is $54.99. The two versions are nearly identical, but the newer one has a slightly better camera, while the older one has a 3.5mm audio out port. Both prices match the lowest either one has ever been in the past. Also on sale is the Echo Show 5 Kids for $64.99, which is the same as the 2nd-gen model but includes a 1 year subscription for Amazon Kids+ and 2 year replacement guarantee. Moving up is the 1st-gen Echo Show 8 on sale for $79.99 and the 2nd-gen Echo Show 8 for $99.99. The older model has been as low as $64.99 in the past, but the price of the new one matches its lowest price ever. The difference between the two Echo Show 8 models is much greater than with the Echo Show 5. The new Echo Show 8 has a much better camera (1MP vs 13MP) and a much more powerful processor.

5 comments
  1. Ron says:

    Do either of the 8″ shows have a enhanced display for your smart home like on the tablets?

  2. Ujn Hunter says:

    Any idea if the Kids Echo (which supposedly has Parental Controls on, which I hope would not allow my kid access to orders or anything else on my Amazon account) will allow you to say “Alexa, show me the Baby Camera” and be able to monitor the babies room?

    • First, any Echo/Echo Show can be made into a Kids device by flipping a setting in the Alexa app, so you don’t have to buy the Kids version if you don’t want to. The kids version just comes with the extra perks, like a Kids+ subscription and the replacement guarantee.

      That said, an Echo/Echo Show with the kid setting enabled does allow you to still view cameras and control smart home devices. As for blocking the ability to order things, that can be done on any Echo/Echo Show, not just ones with the kid mode enabled.

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