It’s TUESDAY TALK!
In January, I blogged about HOW I’M USING ESSENTIAL OILS NOW
In February, I decided to blog about…THE FAMILY VALENTINE’S DANCE
In March, I encouraged women to share their businesses so we could SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER
In April, we talked about SNACKING!
In July, we talked about SUMMER SLOW COOKER SUPPERS
In August, we talked about ECHO DOTS…
…which leads us to today’s post!!
So, last month, I asked you for more tips about my Echo Dot for Kids (better ways to utilize them and such) along with if I should buy a Google Nest Hub or not and overwhelmingly, you told me to get an Echo Show. I had never heard of an Echo Show until that post last month, and now, it’s one of my favorite new gadgets in my house! Between the comments on my blog post and the feedback I received on Insta Stories (I did a poll), it was very clear that the Show was the way for the Shulls to go since we already had Amazon Echo Dots for Kids in our house and were using them.
Now, you guys know that I’m not techy AT ALL, so I’m not very well equipped to give a full review of any sort of technological gadget, but I can at least speak into this a little bit and then hopefully, the rest of you techy people can share other ways to utilize a Show in your house. Here are some of my random thoughts:
1: The Echo Show is pretty much like an Echo Dot but with a video monitor/camera screen. So, instead of just asking your Alexa questions, you can see visuals when you get your answers (everything from the weather to sports information, news, random facts, etc).
2: Plus, you can call each other from your phones to your Echo Show and see each other through the Alexa App (kind of like Facetiming). Since my kids don’t have phones, they can walk up to the Echo Show and have it call mom or dad’s phone to “chat” from the kitchen or we can call into the house and chat with each other. Make sense?
3: Also, all of the shows you have on your Amazon Prime Video app can be watched on the Show. So, if you’ve bought movies on your Amazon app, you can watch them or you can watch any of the movies/TV shows already on Amazon Prime (like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!) right there on your screen.
4: There was no fee to set up my Echo Show (it connected to my Amazon account and instantly knew who I was), but I did upgrade to pay for the use of Amazon music, so now, I can request any song and it will play it and/or play lists.
5: You can upload photos and it turns into a slide show when not in use of photographs of your family.
Here’s a quick little video of some of the ways we are using our Echo Show…
We’ve only had it a month and so far, it’s been such a fun purchase! I think Andrew was skeptical of it at first as we already had Echo Dots, why would we need anything else, but now, he’s a believer too. All of that being said, WHAT ELSE CAN IT DO?! I’ve only had it a month and I’m not techy, so you and I both know it does a million other things that I’m unaware of. Can you please comment and tell me???
Speaking of comments, last month, when I asked for more feedback about our Echo Dots, you guys really came through! My favorite tidbit you shared was how I can go into my Amazon Alexa app and see what my kids have been asking their Echo Dots. Friends, Andrew and I were dying! They ask the funniest things!!!! I never would have known that if it weren’t for you, so THANK YOU! There were so many other great pieces of information about the Echo Dot in that comment section, so if you missed it, go back HERE and read.
Okay…the Echo Show, now that I have one, what else can it do?! Please comment and share!!! xo