Amazon Echo Show 10 setup troubleshooting and review
We all have heard about the notorious voice assistant, Alexa, from amazon. To accept the facts, Alexa has made a lot of our lives a lot easier. The Amazon Echo Show 10 will turn around in any direction to face you. When you either use the wake work or simply start the command. In other words, it will not always be facing you all the time like some robot out of a sci-fi movie. Might take some time to get used to it.
Well, that being said, it might come out as a bit creepy watching the device turn to face you move around using its motion sensing capabilities. It is overwhelming and convenient enough to calm you at the same time. Thankfully, the motor inside the device does not produce any kind of sounds or whirring noises if that helps make it a lot less creepy. It could be dubbed as being an acquired taste if you know what I mean.
There are a lot of things you could do using this device. It just makes doing a lot of things in life a lot more interesting and entertaining. You could watch a movie and play music or even call someone while you walk around your room and do your chores. Quite a unique experience because the screen will always be facing you, turning and twisting as you move. Let’s take a look at the features that are incorporated in this amazing device from amazon.
AMAZON ECHO SHOW 10 SPECIFICATIONS
- The Amazon Echo Show sports a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution display
- The built-in camera is a 13-megapixel camera which is a lot higher than its predecessors
- It comes with a MediaTek 8183 with Amazons AZ1 Neural Edge
- It also has 3-inch woofers and two one-inch tweeters for speakers
- A few special features include Motion Detection as mentioned, Self-rotating display, built-in Zigbee smart home hub.
- The buttons include functions to control the Mic/Camera, camera shutter and volume buttons.
- This camera comes with a built-in camera shutter to guarantee your privacy.
ECHO GLOW APP
The amazon echo glow is an LED light ball that can be use in various ways as a utility as well as a form of decoration. It can controll using the Amazon glow app that allows you to connect the LED device to your Amazon Alexa and then you will be able to use commands to use it. Certain commands allow you to dim or brighten the lights as well as change colors in the light. Pretty much a very fun Experience.
Apart from that you can also hang the ECHO GLOW MULTICOLOR SMART LAMP around places or even use it as a night lamp. It has multicolor flash features which makes it an amazing plaything for the young ones since it does not have any sharp edges or small parts. The Amazon Glow can be connected to your Amazon Echo show and used simultaneously. Imagine playing a game on your Echo Tablet while sitting in the dark enlightening the environment by nothing but the Amazon Glow.
ECHO SHOW 10 (3RD GEN) REVIEW, should you buy it?
Amazon’s Echo Show 10 simply convinces you of the value of having a device that can move around with you wherever you face. But that single feature would not be able to convince a lot of people of the price tag that it holds quite higher than its competitors with a single unique feature. It does seem worth it but is it actually?
Ups: Makes it very easy to travel around the room while facing the screen at all times. It also has built-in features for privacy such as button to turn off the mic as well as a shutter for the front camera.
Downs: Amazon Echo Show 10 doesn’t support zoom yet. Which has come out to be the most professionally used online platform. Apart from that the movement sensor can sometimes get trigger by random things moving past it such as your pet or something else of similar sort.
WHAT ARE YOUR ALTERNATIVES?
The predecessor of the device, the Amazon Echo 8 lacks only a rotating screen, other than which it sports a lot of the exact same features as the new one. It does support online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. There is an option to make video calls, and it is also quite compatible with many smart home devices. The only area It lacks in is the screen turn feature which makes it annoying to move it to new locations around the house.
You may also thing of Googles Nest Hub as a good alternative for a change. Similar to the Echo Show 8 it doesn’t have a rotating screen. To compensate for that, it does have a camera that can zoom and turn in order to keep you in the frame. Which in my opinion is of the same help?
There are other alternatives out there for a similar price and offering the exact same services add or subtract a few. Well, it all comes down to what company you trust more and are comfortable with in comparison with the other.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ECHO GLOW APP NOT WORKING?
Well, sometimes you might not be able to connect your Amazon Glow Light to your Amazon echo using the mobile application. This might be one of the two reasons. Firstly, make sure that the mobile application has recognized and connected to the amazon glow. You can make sure by running a few commands on the device to make sure that it responds. Then you can go ahead and connect it to your Amazon Echo Show by using the menu in it.
If the Echo Glow App doesn’t start you can try uninstalling it and installing it again or charging the light up to its full before trying to connect it.
ECHO GLOW MULTICOLOR LAMP FOR KIDS NOT WORKING?
The echo glow as mentioned earlier, has a multicolor lamp that flashes frantically making it a good plaything for the young. If the lights do not seem to work you can shut down the light. Restart it again and then try removing it from the Glow app and then reconnecting it again. This should be able to solve the problem in case it is related to the software. You can also try charging the Glow light since it may pose some problems on a low battery.
HOW DO I CONNECT ECHO LIGHTS?
It is quite simple to connect the Echo lights to your Alexa. Simply turn on the Glow light and then turn on your device. Download the Alexa app on your device and select the add device option available over there. Then select the lights device and voila, you’re good to go.
CAN ECHO GLOW BE USED AS A NIGHT LIGHT?
Yes, The Echo glow light can be use as a night light. Its simply because as we mentioned earlier it has a feature. It allows you to change the brightness of the light to suit your needs. This will allow you to set the brightness of the light at low. So that you will be able to use it as a night light.
CAN YOU PLAY MUSIC ON ECHO10 GLOW?
As mentioned in the features, the Amazon glow has 3-inch woofers and two one-inch tweeters for speakers. Therefore it can very well play music as well as videos. A prime form of entertainment as you move around your room.
HOW TO CONNECT THE ECHO SHOW 10 TO ALEXA?
As said before, you can connect your device to Alexa using the Alexa mobile application. Simply turn on your Alexa app and then click on the add device option from the menu. From here you can select the available device and add it to Alexa. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
HOW DO I CONNECT ECHO10 GLOW MULTICOLOR SMART LAMP FOR KIDS?
Once you successfully connect you Amazon glow device to the Glow App. You can simply go to the lighting option to change it as per your specifications. You can change the color of the lights, change the brightness, mood or even set a strobing pattern. This obviously includes the multicolor lamp option too.
You can also do the same thing by saying out commands aloud when your device is connects through Alexa. Which is a lot more convenient.
IS MY VOICE AND VIDEO PRIVATE WITH AMAZON ECHO SHOW 10?
Although, amazon uses your voice and video in order to improve its functionality. You can always choose not to allow it using the privacy settings. Apart from that the device comes with a button to let you close the microphone as well as a shutter to close the camera. This would be good enough to let you know that your privacy is respected and taken into consideration by Amazon.
If you do not like your data to be use to improve the device. Make sure you turn it off in the privacy settings of the Alexa app.
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