What this means for you: You can stream films and series on the Echo Show, but you have to learn to deal with a very reduced user interface in the applications. At the forefront of the selection of the few streaming skills pre-installed on the Echo Show by Amazon is of course the in-house Prime Video service.
Netzwelt explains how you can open Prime Video on the Echo Show in all conceivable variations:
Start Prime Video on the Echo Show using Alexa voice command
The easiest and quickest way to open Prime Video is to use an Alexa voice command. This takes you directly to the streaming service without using touch menus. Just say, for example:
- “Alexa, open Prime Video”
- “Alexa, continue watching Outer Range on Prime Video.”
- “Alexa, show me The Rings of Power on Prime Video”
However, many people don’t like to operate their devices via voice assistants, preferring a classic menu navigation to their destination. This also works in the case of Prime Video on the Echo Show.
If you want to start Prime Video in an app like on the Fire TV via the Echo Show, you only have one choice: you have to buy an Echo Show 15.
Fire TV with Prime Video app on the Echo Show 15
The Echo Show 15 is the largest display in the Amazon device series and is so far the only one to be equipped with Fire TV via a major update. This means you can use a streaming interface on the device like on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, including the App Store.
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