Echo Show 5 Unboxing Setup Review // 5″ Smart Display With Amazon Alexa

by birtanpublished on November 28, 2020

I guess that it is a humpback whale no I guess that it is a manta ray no hey everyone Digital David here today in this video I'm gonna be unboxing and reviewing the Amazon echo show 5 I did purchase this product myself and any opinion expressed in this video is strictly my own that being said if you're interested in this product you want to find out more about its a link to it will be in my video description below you can see outcomes package see right here in a very nice retail box I love the Amazon package and branding with the blue color for your

Alexa devices so obviously this has Alexa built in we have a 5.5 inch display a camera and a microphone so we can make video calls with this it's got bluetooth Wi-Fi and an audio line out as well and we can also use the built in camera cover for additional privacy so Alexa can show you things like song lyrics you can watch the news check weather and traffic update your to-do lists calendars and create routines for the morning and evening all powered and possible with Alexa this is made to fit your life so you can cook alongside this device with step-by-step recipes or you

Can create a custom clock base for your nightstand the echo show is ready to help you wherever you need it and you can control your smart home with this product and use it with hundreds of other apps and don't forget that hands-free video calling and messaging if you want to do that with the Alexa app Skype and then you can see on the side a lot of other apps that work with this product as well from Apple music to Spotify you can play jeopardy so really exciting guys it's jam-packed full of a lot of features now let's go ahead let's open it up and look at the package

Contents here all your package contents first up we have your user guide and manual right here walking you through all the product features and controls for you and you can see how to set everything up they also have some Terms & Conditions and policy information on the back for you as well as some privacy information next you can see a things to try card with your new Amazon echo show five so that's nice too we'll be trying some of those out in a little bit then we have our power supply adapter right here looks really sharp I really the Amazon logo and branding right here

Really happy at that but I do want to point out this does seem like a pretty chunky and big power brick so be sure to plug it in the bottom of your receptacle so you can still use the top outlet because that looks like it's gonna block the outlet below it especially with this cable protruding from the bottom – I was also hoping for USB type-c this is just a barrel connector so that's fine but it gonna be nice to have USB type-c now we can look at the echo show itself right here the nice screen on the front with your camera built right in then we have the controls at the top for you so we

Can enable and disable the microphone in camera you can see the two little circles right there that's your two built-in microphones then we have your – in your plus button as well for your volume controls then we have your camera shutter button right here – with a nice reddish indicator for you to let you know when it's disabled for your privacy so you can just cover the shutter right there and again we have this button as well to deactivate or activate both the mic and a camera and then the physical shutter button for you you can see it from this side looks nice love the

Texture fabric on the back not a great looking feel to it we got the black version here looks great you can see the bottom side – we got a rubber base with the Amazon logo on it smiling at us nice then on the back side you can see we have three additional ports right there so have your power port we have a micro USB port that is not for power and then we have your 3.5 millimeter audio port right there so 3.5 millimeter you can plug in your auxiliary cables in case you're wondering about that micro USB the most information I could find is that that is

For some Ethernet adapters to be able to use this with a wired connection but it's not for power or data transfer or anything like that supposedly it's for maybe developers and it was from an older maybe legacy port from other Amazon devices but if you know about that let me know in that comment section below I'd love to hear from you guys there's some forums out there talking about that it'd be nice if it was for power and again I'd love to see that USB type-c port on this device but very small compact guys looks great

Very happy with the design it's got a nice slight angle to it so we can put this on our desktop bookshelf table nightstand anywhere you want and it will rest comfortably and you'll be able to see it just fine now let's go ahead let's power it on and try it out so we plugged in our echo show and it automatically powered on then it went through a nice setup screen and it asked us to select our language we selected English then it took us right to this screen if your device doesn't power on just hold down the camera mic button right here for a couple of seconds to

Power it on then you'll be at this screen – we need to select your network to sign in so let's go ahead let's select our network right there now we need to enter our password and then select done after you select done you'll be at this screen where we need to select connect so we just signed in now we need to verify the device once you have your code go ahead select continue once you sign him you can see now we need to confirm our timezone select continue now we can choose where we're going to place a device if we want so you have a

Lot of different options we'll just choose office for now and then we can give this device a name if we wanted to so we're going to keep it as its current name digital's echo show select continue now it's going to work on updating for us and loading so there we go you can see we have an introduction now to the echo show with a really cool graphic we're glad you're here time to get you and your five o'clock are three things to try four sounds really good use your voice you could say something like Alexa play happy music okay here's a station you might like eighties pop on

Amazon music number two try using the touchscreen that speaker sounds good number three choose your perfect clock face to get started say Alexa customize my clock this is just the beginning of things you can do with your echo show five four more things to try just ask Alexa what can I say welcome to your new echo show five that's awesome what a really cool video we now have a free trial if we want for Amazon music nice introduction video though everything sounds really good I'm already impressed audible if we want same thing almost done with the setup

Process this device is ready there we go guys it's ready to go look sweet I'm impressed so far love the clockface that we have the current temperature outside for our location too we have the correct day and time already on the screen for us I'm really impressed the touch screens very responsive really nice and the speaker sounds great so you can see – we have some trending topics right there we can also go hit that Settings icon – so you can see some news as well weird thing – no that's really fun guys we have a lot of features now let's go ahead let's

Really try it out so on the home screen right here again we can see the date time and temperature it will also curate those new stories for us as well – so you can see those right there and then you can click the option down here if you want to view them or play the videos or whatever is trending on the topics that they curate for you in regards to the basic controls for this device very simple and straightforward you can swipe over from the right-hand side to view kind of 6 app icons with more information for us so we got communicate smart home music video routines and

Alarms then we have discover Alexa on the right hand side so we have a lot of different features and options right there – that we can learn more about so we can select communicate first you can see all the different options we have for communication right here drop in announced call message in show contact so announcements you could say Alexa tell everyone dinner is ready drop in you could drop in on other Alexa devices you can use the call or message feature and show contact so you can see the quick options that we have right there then you can see we can go back

Right here just by swiping to the right side our next option so we can view our smart home we already have a lot of smart products linked and set up right here so takes a second to load but we can view all of our devices that we have set up in the past from our smart house so there you go got the studio lights I just used that a couple of seconds ago to turn them off to film this video for you and with a little back button right there – takes us back to where we were previously I wish I can't find like a back option right from here to exit out of this but I can just tap and swipe

Over from the right hand side again so we can view our music as well so we can select that it's gonna pull up Amazon music for us and you can see this was the first song that it gave us to recently play so we could tap that for top pop so there we go pretty awesome then we can pause we can skip go back give it a thumbs up or thumbs down check it out too though you can see we actually the lyrics on here as well so nice artwork and we have lyrics on the screen we can go back our next option is video you can see we have video options Prime video Red Bull TV

Food Network kitchen NBC just a couple of different apps for you we could select prime video it's gonna pull up watch next amazon original Prime movies prime TV shows more categories and then we could just want to watch this we could just push play now and it's gonna start playing it for us gonna take a second to load the video still gonna take a second below the video and there we go you can see it's playing right now for us the screens were really nice guys we can play pause we can go forward ten seconds or rewind right

There full screen a couple different options for you that's great then we have our routines icon an option we can select so here we go we can work on our lexer routines so we can turn some of those on if we want and we can go back it take us back to prime video so let's go ahead let's select our next option which is alarms okay so a little bit slow right there it wasn't fast enough to get me to alarms before it did that but now you can see we got alarms we have nothing set so we could try that out right here too so that's a lot of the features that we

Have right there we can also swipe up from the top or down from the top I should say take us to the home screen there's our home screen we can swipe down again we can adjust our brightness right there so there's our brightness let's swipe down again let's bring it back up if we can can't see it myself there we go do not disturb mode and then we can select settings so we have our settings information right here so Bluetooth didn't want to connect devices our network home and clock so we can customize the clock our home content night mode 24-hour clock

Our display brightness adaptive brightness sunrise effect a couple different options guys we could turn off or on then we have our sounds till media equalizer ascending alarm then we have different options for simple armed notifications requests sound start of request end of request a lot of different options right there for our sound settings do not disturb communications incoming call ringer on or off device options right here too so we can see some of our device information and what we can turn on and off and then we can control specific

Settings here's our Web options – so there are two web browsers we have Amazon's si LK Amazon silk and then we have Firefox we can choose our default one that's how you're gonna be able to play YouTube videos and other things since they don't have a dedicated YouTube app then we have our web video options to clear some of our browsing history and we can pair other devices view our device information serial number then go back out we can restrict access to if we want photos movie trailers web browser video search video providers

Except references calendar email we can go back hmm I don't know then we have things to try so we can look at that card too but here are some things we can try as well which is fun a wide variety of features we can do check it out the list goes on and on then we can go and view our Help section accessibility legal and compliance so a lot of features under the setting tab as well for us now let's go ahead let's try out some of the alexa features hey Alexa what's the news digital here's what you haven't heard

Yet today Wall Street Journal I'm Jack how host of the new Baron streetwise pod so there we go the bad news works just fine nobody cheats and we can adjust that volume it's very loud guys really nice hey Alexis stop the news so there we go just stop playing the news for us hey Alexa show me a recipe for banana bread so there we go we have some recipes that we can use for banana bread hey Alexa what's the weather right now in Cincinnati it's 86 degrees

Fahrenheit with mostly cloudy skies tonight's forecast has some clouds with a chance of thundershowers with a low of 69 degrees have a good evening it's really nice Alexa play music here's a popular playlist nectar on Amazon music music sounds are really good coming out of this guy's for its small size Alexa stop music alright guys so it works for music as well let's try another one Alexa play the station's e-180 newsy wasn'ted station from I Heart Radio Alexa stop music

That out works just fine Alexa play pop music videos playing pop music from vivo you give it a second to load sweet Alexa stop video all right Alexa stop music videos I don't know that all right salt the grab a lexer for this one I'll pause it you think it would be able to I'm probably just it's just probably user err not Alexa as much so that's great though pulls up hot videos Alexa set an alarm for 6:30 a.m. long set for 6:30 a.m. tomorrow cool

There we go hey Alexa cancel alarm for 6:30 a.m. tomorrow 30 and the long pants pretty easy right there Alexa what's on my calendar today don't see a calendar setup bummer but if we did we could connect an account right here if we wanted to so not too shabby right there we could also add stuff to our vacation list reorder dog food items like that if we wanted then if we have it connected we could call our mom we could do those announcements that we talked about earlier we could drop into our play roof we had what did he set up

Now let's ask it some questions Alexa how tall is Mount Everest Mount Everest is 29,029 feet above sea level cool Alexa how many ounces in a pound one pound is 16 ounces now we can do some other customizations to the settings within us so we can like change the volume Alexa volume one Alexa volume 5 all right pretty cool Alexa volume 10 awesome and then if we had some smart products set up like a security camera video doorbell anything that works with Alexa we could have it show it right on

The screen for us and now we can do some other skills Alexa let's play a game okay games I've got math games word games or geography games which would you like or you can ask for more options let's do a macking I didn't quite get that would you like math games word games or geography games or you can ask for more options word games word games here are a few popular ones how about 20 questions or you can ask for more options yes gotcha here's 20 questions welcome to 20

Questions I'm going to impress you with my superpowers and read your mind for your first game think about any animal I'll give you a moment to think of one got it now I'm going to start asking you questions about the animal in order to try and guess what it is if I repeat questions or ask a question that might seem strange don't worry it's just to help me narrow my guess if I can't guess what it is you're thinking of you win okay get ready my first question is is it smaller than a loaf of bread No can I cheer you up

Mmm sure yes does it have claws No does it come in different colors No is it bigger than a sofa yes is it living grasslands No is it water-based yes does it communicate No does it bear live young yes will it eat almost anything No it have a long tail yes is it a predator no I guess that it is a whale shark no does it live in the ocean

Yes is it dangerous no does it like to play yes does it involve contact with other humans No do you love it yeah and it'd be trained to obey commands No try saying irrelevant irrelevant I guess that it is a dolphin No is it considered valuable no oh do you use a network No by saying undo undo is it considered valuable No can it be heard irrelevant is it soft

Irrelevant I guess that it is a humpback whale no I guess that it is a manta ray no you won Oh like to play a newbie oh no i stumped alexis so i was trying to describe a manatee for alexa but that's really fun we can play games with our echo device as well too so it's really neat guys i like the echo show so far very easy to use responsive the screens nice having the touch features and functionality everything's great now let's go and let's pull up the firefox web browser hey Alexa YouTube sorry I couldn't understand that would

You like to play again No please rate the skill if you had fun thanks for playing goodbye hey Alexa YouTube here is YouTube there we go those are pulp the web browser for us let me go ahead and let's pull up my channel so I also want to point out – I like the keyboard you can see the keyboard it's spaced out enough for your fingers if it is you know a larger screen I can search there's my channel guys let's go ahead let's pull it up

And we can watch our channel trailer hey everyone in digital debut thing pretty cool watch for stopping by my channel that just means so much to me I'm so grateful and thankful that you're here while you're at it go in so there we go guys it works great it's fun that we can pull YouTube up I'd love to see like an integrated YouTube app in the future though if somebody likes to use a lot of Google and Amazon products guys so I'm not just you know in one camp or the other it's fun to use both and each you know company has different value propositions I guess with the services

That they offer so hopefully they can continue to start playing nicer together in the future so we can get some more of those great Google products put right into the really nice alexa devices so this has just been a quick video going over some of the key features and how to set up this device it's got a lot of different options for you almost endless possibilities with Amazon Alexa and what you can try and teach it and do with this device very handy to have in your house especially if you have a lot of smart products I got this because I have some smart products I'll be setting up

In the future on my channel and I want to integrate them directly with this so we can pull them up on the screen in real time as opposed to just using the app to get notifications we'll be able to see the live view from our security camera so that's really exciting I do want to see more features in the future in regards to third-party apps and support like for Netflix YouTube and anything along those lines I really wish all those companies could get along so we could do more with these but in that regards if you have the Alexa app on your mobile device you can

Enable more features for this echo show so we can go ahead we can look at TV and video right here and we can set up Hulu if we want Roku DirecTV Dish Xbox so there are other options you can enable if you have those services already in same with music and podcast guys so if you noticed we had Amazon music on here but we have other options as well to link services like Spotify Apple music Sirius XM Pandora tidal so you can see on a mobile device we have other options we could enable if we want with our Alexa devices so there is some additional function out

You can get if you spend some time in the mobile app tweaking and changing those settings but it's a very simple device easy to use and operate I'd love to have a dedicated back but maybe I'm just you know not doing it correctly but I'd love to have a back button to make a little bit easier to kind of navigate even though you can just swipe to the right and pull the new thing I'm kind of think about my Android experience and being on an iPhone and iOS device we can just kind of swipe away and things can close down or you can just go back with a quick tap or a dedicated you know

Touch button even on the sides but really well-thought-out like the design guys the screens impressive it's bright enough for you very responsive to maybe a smidge slow as you can see was trying to pull up some of the video content but again it's not bad at this price point it's definitely more of a budget device but it does give you a premium feel with the speaker and the design so I'm really happy to have this to integrate with my home security camera so looks great really nice want to point out too in case you're wondering I do have it muted right now I'll keep calling it mute but

Just I disabled the audio and the video function right there we have that nice red light lit up so we know when things are offline now we can push it again we'll get some feedback too so you can hear that little noise we get that sound both ways to let us know when it's on or off enabled or disabled well that concludes our video thank you so much for watching don't forget the product link will be in our video description below please go ahead check it out and do your shopping from there any purchase made through that link helps support our channel at no additional cost to you so

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