The new Echo Show 8 is Amazon's answer to the Google Nest Hub

What you need to know

  • The Echo Show 8 is the third member of the Echo Show family.
  • It has an 8-inch screen, camera for video chats, and a privacy shutter to hide said camera.
  • Pre-orders are open today for $130.

Amazon already has two members of the Echo Show family, and today, it's getting a third addition. Alongside the Echo Show and Echo Show 5, we now have the new Echo Show 8.

As the name implies, the Echo Show 8 is essentially the same as the main Echo Show, save for the fact that it has an 8-inch HD display — putting it right in the middle of the other two Shows.

Amazon promises that the Echo Show 8 delivers "crisp audio", and along with a camera for video calls, the Echo Show 8 also has the Show 5's privacy shutter to physically cover the camera sensor when you aren't using it.

Not only do Amazon enthusiasts now have three Show sizes to choose from, Amazon has a perfect competitor for the Google Nest Hub. The Nest Hub also costs $130 and has a very similar feature-set compared to the Show 8, so it'll be interesting to see how the two stack up to one another.

The Echo Show 8 is available for pre-order now and will run you $129.

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.