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Perfect Kitchen Companion!
Reviewed in Australia on 27 February 2020
A very welcome addition to the Echo family for Australian users!
We love our kitchen companion Echo Show. We use it all the time for ordering from Amazon, playing music, checking the weather, looking up recipes and controlling our smart devices. We especially love the ability to have it constantly cycle through our family photos as a slideshow which is always bringing back great memories and a focal point for family to remember events.
Features we love:
- Ordering via Amazon is easy as, gives a few popular choices for products. Can buy or add to your cart for later.
- Playing music easy as just asking "Alexa play music" or asking for a previous station or playlist is easy.
- Easy to look up our favourite recipes and have on hand.
- Provides slider control for controlling smart devices like light bulbs.
Some improvements are needed though:
- You can add items to your cart, but then can't remove them in anyway I can find. There is no way to access via touch and asking Alexa "remove paper towel from cart" "clear cart" "delete from cart" all just gives "hmmm I don't know that".
- STILL no parental controls at all with Amazon Music via Echo devices. Not even explicit music filter. Your kid gets misheard and suddenly mature music or even video playing.
But comparing devices and coming from the original Show Gen 1 this is a great upgrade we are loving so far!