Three years later, you can finally watch Netflix on your Echo Show
What you need to know
- Amazon adds Netflix support for the Echo Show smart displays.
- Users can access the Netflix app using just their voice.
- Netflix is one of the few supported streaming apps.
Amazon Echo Show smart displays have been on the market for more than three years, and are among the best smart displays available today. And while Amazon's smart displays, like the upcoming Echo Show 10, would make a great addition to anyone's home, until now they've only had limited support for many streaming services outside of Prime Video, Hulu, and few others. If you wanted to watch a YouTube video, for example, you would have to do so through the on-device browser. But while Google may not bring official YouTube support to the Echo Show, Amazon finally managed to nab one of the largest streaming services available.
Amazon has announced that official Netflix support has made its way to the Echo Show devices. Owners of these devices will finally be able to check out shows like The Queen's Gambit, which is the largest scripted limited series on Netflix to date. The update, which should be rolling out now, allows users to search for shows and genres with just their voice.
The update comes just in time for the holidays, and just months after Google added Netflix support for its own smart displays. Amazon also recently expanded support for Spotify podcasts as well as a few new video-call features. Amazon also highlights a recently added video hub that easily lets users find things to watch, which should help keep viewers entertained during the holidays.
Echo Show 8
The Amazon Echo Show 8 takes some of the best parts of the previous Echo Show displays and puts them in one product. The video camera helps stay connected while social distancing and the large 8-inch HD display lets you watch your favorite Netflix or Amazon Prime Video shows.
- $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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I know people were making this a big deal but can someone tell me why? I'm not sure why I want to watch Netflix on a 5, 8 or 10inch echo show. Seems pointless when I have a tv in rooms where I watch... Well tv.