Amazon already has a few smart displays in its line-up, but Alexa is getting another screen to play with in the shape of the Echo Show 8. An 8-inch version of the existing Echo Show 5, it enlarges the Alexa smart display but keeps its privacy features, and arrives as Alexa gets a big new integration with the Food Network.
Namely, the Echo Show 5’s privacy shutter is carried over to the Echo Show 8. You can physically slide a cover over the smart display’s camera, so that it’s blocked, in addition to – or instead of – turning off the microphone array with the mute button.
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