Amazon Echo Show 15 review: A big Alexa display for your wall – CNN

December 21, 2021 by No Comments

The $249.99 Echo Show 15 is Amazon’s newest, and largest, Echo Show to date. And unlike its previous iterations, this 15.6-inch giant of an Alexa smart display was designed to hang on the wall rather than sit on a counter or nightstand.

As a digital hub for the whole family, the Echo Show 15 impresses with a larger screen to help you effortlessly find information of all sorts — from news to weather to calendar alerts. With the largest screen yet, it has space to sprawl out and acts as a great display for taking in content.

After spending quality time with this new gadget hanging in our kitchen area, we believe this is one Show you won’t want to miss. Here’s why.

A big Alexa display for your wall

The Echo Show 15 is the biggest Alexa display yet and looks great, though its large design isn’t for everyone.

The who, what and how

Who this is for: The Echo Show 15 is for anyone looking for a bigger, Alexa-enabled screen to better navigate calendars, notes or reminders, control a smart home or stream content.

What you need to know: The Show 15 offers the largest and sharpest display of any Alexa smart screen, but the biggest change here is its ability to hang on the wall. However, this also means it can’t always keep the display facing you like the Show 10 and doesn’t offer best-in-class audio quality like the Show 8, 10 or fourth-gen Echo.

How this compares: The Show 15 is powered by the latest processor from Amazon, making it even smarter than other Alexa-powered devices. Yet with its speedier completion time on any request, its new design means it is ultimately meant to be hung on your wall, though it can also be paired with an accessory stand. It’s not as countertop-friendly as the Show 5, 8 or 10, considering the sheer size, so if you do decide to use the $30 stand, the 15.6-inch smart display may feel too big. The Show 15 excels as a home hub with a great display and excellent calendar, list and reminder functionality, so long as you have the space for it.

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