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Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release), smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera | Charcoal

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  • See your day with Alexa at the ready: set alarms and timers, check your calendar or the news, make video calls with the 2 MP camera, and stream music or series—all with your voice.
  • Add Alexa to your bedside table: ease into the day with a routine that turns compatible lights on. Wake up to your news update, the weather forecast or your favourite music.
  • Manage your smart home: look in when you're away with the built-in camera. Control compatible devices like cameras, lights and more using the interactive display or your voice.
  • Connect with video calling: use the 2 MP camera to call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other compatible devices in your home.
  • Be entertained: ask Alexa to play TV programmes and films via Prime Video, Netflix and more. Stream favourites from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and others.
  • Put photos on (smart) display: use Amazon Photos or Facebook to turn your Home screen into a digital frame.
  • Designed to protect your privacy: electronically disconnect the microphones and camera with the press of a button. Slide the built-in cover to close the camera.
Enjoy a smarter smart home

Alexa makes it easy to stay in the loop

Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa app. Make announcements to other compatible devices in your home and use Drop In as an intercom between rooms or with favourite contacts.


Alexa for children and family

Alexa can help children learn and grow—while having fun along the way. And with free parental controls from Amazon Kids, Alexa will automatically give child-friendly responses, filter explicit songs and block shopping. Children’s privacy is important to us. Discover how kids can use Alexa.

Haven’t tried Amazon Kids+? Click here to start your 1-month free trial. Amazon Kids+ is an all-in-one subscription that unlocks thousands of hours of child-friendly videos, interactive games, educational skills, and Audible books starting at £3.99/month.

Alexa for children and family

Simple to set up and use

Plug in Echo Show 5.

1. Plug in Echo Show 5.

Connect to the internet.

2. Connect to the internet.

Just ask Alexa for music, weather, news and more.

3. Just ask Alexa for music,
weather, news and more.

Every day is an Earth Day

You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to make sustainable choices. We integrated sustainability in the design of this device. Here’s how:



30% post-consumer recycled plastics.
100% post-consumer recycled fabric.
100% recycled die-cast aluminium.
Device, cable and adaptor included.

Renewable Energy

Clean Energy

Amazon is building new wind and solar farms to produce clean energy equivalent to the electricity used by this device. See the sustainability website for more details.


Device Packaging

96% of this device’s packaging is made of wood-fibre-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

Low Power Mode (Wall Powered Devices)

Low Power Mode

To reduce its energy consumption, this device will enter Low Power mode when it is idle. Low Power mode is not available for certain user configurations. To learn more, see Low Power Mode Restrictions.

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Screen 5.5" with 960 x 480 resolution 8.0" with 1280 x 800 resolution 10" with 1280 x 800 resolution 15.6” with 1920 x 1080 resolution
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Speakers 1 x 1.7“ 2 x 2.0" 2 x 1.0" tweeters + 3.0" woofer 2 x 1.6“
Camera 2 MP 13 MP with auto-framing 13 MP with auto-framing 5 MP
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Microphone Arrays 3 4 4 6
Dimensions 147 mm x 82 mm x 91 mm (W x H xD) 200 mm x 135 mm x 99 mm (W x H x D) 251 mm x 229 mm x 170 mm (W x H x D) 402 mm x 252 mm x 35 mm (W x H x D)
Release Year 2023 2021 2021 2021

Technical details

Echo Show 5 (2nd generation)

Echo Show 5 (2nd generation)


148 x 86 x 73 mm


410 g.
Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.


5.5″ touchscreen


2 MP camera with built-in cover (photo quality/size may vary).

Wi-Fi connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Bluetooth connectivity

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 5 or from Echo Show 5 to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.

Smart Home Device Compatibility

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh, and Matter


Full range 1.65″ built-in speaker.

System requirements

Echo Show 5 comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. The Alexa app is compatible with Fire OS, Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser. Supported operating systems. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and languages, and may require separate subscriptions or other fees. Live View requires Alexa app on an iOS or Android smartphones (Huawei support coming soon).

Setup technology

Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup enables customers to connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps. Wi-Fi simple setup is another way Alexa is always getting smarter. Learn more about Wi-Fi simple setup.


MediaTek MT 8163

Accessibility features

On Echo devices with screens, you can enable Alexa Subtitles and closed captioning, magnify the screen, toggle colour inversion and choose between colour correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select. Learn more about Echo with a screen accessibility and Alexa accessibility.

Warranty and service

Amazon Echo Show 5 is sold with a 1-year limited warranty provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (click here for further information on your consumer rights). Use of Amazon Echo Show is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the box

Echo Show 5, Glacier White power adaptor (15 W), cable (1.5 m) and Quick Start Guide.


Echo Show 5, 2nd generation (2021 release).

Privacy features

Wake word technology, streaming indicators, Microphone/Camera Off button, built-in camera cover, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.


Alexa speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Recommended surface area

Echo Show 5 base is 148 x 73 mm (W x D).
Recommended area: 152 x 102 mm (W x D).

Software Security Updates

This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own an Amazon Echo, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.

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Climate Pledge Friendly

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Product Certification (1)

Reducing CO2 products reduce their carbon footprint year after year. Certified by the Carbon Trust.

The Reducing CO2 label applies to products certified by the Carbon Trust, that are lowering their carbon emissions year after year for the full life cycle of the product. The Carbon Trust was formed in 2001 and introduced the world’s first carbon label in 2007. It produces its certifications to global leading and independently verified standards. The Carbon Trust has a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.

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