A great complement to the echo range. I have echo's dotted around the house but an 8 inch screen does make a huge difference. Accessibility and visuals make all the difference. Sound quality is great given the form factor. Extremely more convenient to see the time in the kitchen where it is placed. Actually seeing the timer is very handy. Video applications are accessible but voice command usability to navigate intuitively is lacking. An example is searching YouTube but then not able to accurately select the right video with voice commands is annoying. Have to use your hands. Voice commands to forward or rewind clips is not possible. Missing an Aux input is definitely a poor decision by Amazon to remove. Definitely get the stand, but as with most people's opinion it should have been include. Luckily I got the echo show 8 on special. Not worth it at original retail price.