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#265816 12-Feb-2020 21:27
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Following on from this post about the new Amazon Echo Show 8, JBHifi and Noel Leemings have an pre-order price of $134.50 before they go upto $269


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  #2416923 12-Feb-2020 21:54
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That's a great price. They are great devices, I've had the 1st and 2nd Gen 10" Shows. 

 

 


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  #2416936 12-Feb-2020 22:27
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Thanks. Been waiting for this and a great price






 
 
 
 


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  #2416940 12-Feb-2020 22:34
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I've got two Echo show 8s and recommend them if you are in the Echo ecosystem. They are a nice size and the sound quality is good.

 

That is a great price.


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  #2417276 13-Feb-2020 12:27
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I picked up two in the UK at Christmas as their intro price. Only set one up so far as I'm having weird region issues.

 

Anyone found a good guide on the best way to set these up for NZ as I'd prefer not to require yet another Amazon account due to Geo / Region issues.





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  #2417284 13-Feb-2020 12:33
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I picked up two in the UK at Christmas as their intro price. Only set one up so far as I'm having weird region issues.

 

Anyone found a good guide on the best way to set these up for NZ as I'd prefer not to require yet another Amazon account due to Geo / Region issues.

 

 

I have a US account, and mine works fine in NZ. I haven't tried it with a NZ account, as I don't have one. Not sure if that helps on little bit.. :)

 

 


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  #2417457 13-Feb-2020 15:56
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Ummm... given that Alexa is an AWS-hosted service, how is an Echo show 8 different from any other 8" tablet?

 

and...

 

 

A stand accessory is also available for $44.95 from the same retailers.

 

 

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  #2417462 13-Feb-2020 16:13
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frankv:

 

Ummm... given that Alexa is an AWS-hosted service, how is an Echo show 8 different from any other 8" tablet?

 

and...

 

 

A stand accessory is also available for $44.95 from the same retailers.

 

 

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It's not a tablet at all. It is a smart home device in the same category as the nest hub. You don't have the flexibility of a tablet (there is no app store) but it does what it does very well and has good sound quality.

 

We have one as on our bedside and one in the lounge. The use case for us is digital photo frame, controlling smart home devices, playing spotify and listening to news.


 
 
 
 


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  #2417484 13-Feb-2020 16:36
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A month ago , my echo spot (the round echo with a small display) started flickering . . . I tried the usual remedies but no go -- this morning I contacted amazon chat, and they gave me a full refund though my device is several months out of warranty.    Don't even need to return the echo. 

 

After the refund, I checked the echo show 8 on the amazon website - it will cost around $198NZ inc gst & shipping.

 

So $134 from jbhifi is a legit good deal!! 

 

I wish amazon would fully enter the NZ market though -- the firestick 4k is a superb device, just can't install local apps. I know there is something called side loading but it sounds messy. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2417508 13-Feb-2020 17:08
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A month ago , my echo spot (the round echo with a small display) started flickering . . . I tried the usual remedies but no go -- this morning I contacted amazon chat, and they gave me a full refund though my device is several months out of warranty.    Don't even need to return the echo. 

 

After the refund, I checked the echo show 8 on the amazon website - it will cost around $198NZ inc gst & shipping.

 

So $134 from jbhifi is a legit good deal!! 

 

I wish amazon would fully enter the NZ market though -- the firestick 4k is a superb device, just can't install local apps. I know there is something called side loading but it sounds messy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's the thing I really dislike about Android, and  the Google play store. With Apple ios, you can setup an account in a different region, and download apps for that region, but not with the play store. 


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  #2417520 13-Feb-2020 17:18
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That's the thing I really dislike about Android, and  the Google play store. With Apple ios, you can setup an account in a different region, and download apps for that region, but not with the play store. 

 

 

 

 

Yes you can, I have set up gmail addresses for all sorts of regions to get apps, UK, AU, USA, all work fine. just choose the account on the menu in android and it will let you install. Some apps have furthur restrictions that seem to be triggered by a sim card but so far I haven't needed to get those ones.





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  #2417527 13-Feb-2020 17:31
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mattwnz:

 

That's the thing I really dislike about Android, and  the Google play store. With Apple ios, you can setup an account in a different region, and download apps for that region, but not with the play store. 

 

 

 

 

Yes you can, I have set up gmail addresses for all sorts of regions to get apps, UK, AU, USA, all work fine. just choose the account on the menu in android and it will let you install. Some apps have furthur restrictions that seem to be triggered by a sim card but so far I haven't needed to get those ones.

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I'll have to give it another go. Last time I tried it kept detecting my location, and wouldn't let me signup in a different region. .


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  #2419618 13-Feb-2020 22:37
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Ive always made the account on a desktop browser because that is easier to save the password etc into lastpass, which can then fill on the phone ok. Perhaps its something the phone does that blocks it being made that way?





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  #2424700 20-Feb-2020 21:18
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Release date is now delayed.


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  #2424794 21-Feb-2020 10:16
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Release date is now delayed.


I wonder if that is for all orders or new orders?

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  #2424835 21-Feb-2020 10:19
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mattwnz:

 

Thanks, I'll have to give it another go. Last time I tried it kept detecting my location, and wouldn't let me signup in a different region. .

 

 

You have to have some sort of DNS redirection or a VPN so it doesn't detect you aren't in the country you're pretending to be in.


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