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Love my Echo Show 5
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 July 2019
I have a couple of Echo Dot's already in the house, and have been eyeing up the Echo Spot for a while, but could never justify the price for what I would use it for.
So, when the Echo Show 5 was advertised on pre-order, it was a no-brainer for me. Stuck in my order a couple of weeks before the release date, and it arrived as promised on the 26th.
I am absolutely amazed by the quality of not only the screen, but also the integrated speaker. My Echo Dot's are coupled to bluetooth speakers, which works great, but there is no need at all for that on the Show 5.
Mine is set up in the kitchen where I can ask Alexa to play some music while I am cooking (complete with real-time lyrics on the screen!), give me the news headlines over breakfast, show me a recipe for something, or turn some of my smart lights on and off.
The Show 5 also gives you lots of other suggestions ofwhat you can ask Alexa to do for you - not going to give all those away here as it's kind of fun to see what she comes up with.
If you are considering one of these, or even an Echo Spot, my suggestion would be to go for it. There are so many more skills being developed the scope of things you can do with Alexa is only ever going to grow.