Smart devices usually have a stationary screen but the Amazon Echo Show 10 is different. It comes with a motorized base that allows the screen to rotate and face wherever you are in the room. One of the fantastic features of the Echo Show 10 is the ability to connect to other devices in the smart home. But does Echo Show 10 have ZigBee?

Echo devices that are 2nd generation and newer have ZigBee. This means that the 3rd gen Echo Show 10 has an inbuilt ZigBee smart home hub. Also, all the Echo devices with ZigBee hub have the latest ZigBee 3.0 version. 

But what is ZigBee? What other devices are Echo Show compatible with? What can you do with your Echo Show device? Read along to find answers. 

What is ZigBee?

ZigBee is a network protocol that helps connect your smart home devices. With Zigbee, your smart home devices can easily connect over a small, low-powered wireless network. It helps to connect smart devices like smart bulbs, cameras and sensors all to each other and you securely and quickly. 

The ZigBee signal can range as much as 300 ft without any obstruction, but the typical range is between 50 to 100 ft in modern homes considering barriers like shelves and walls. And because there are a lot of different devices in a smart home, ZigBee can connect all of them and the juicy part is it can connect up to 65000 devices at any given time. 

What Devices are Echo Show Compatible With?

The Amazon Echo device is a smart speaker, and it’s also a capable device on its own that can be used for almost everything from maintaining a shopping list to streaming music to making orders and more. But the Echo device can be made more powerful by pairing with other compatible devices. 

List of Amazon Echo compatible devices:

  • Smart light bulbs
  • Smart plugs
  • Smart light switches
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart door locks
  • Robot vacuums
  • Home security cameras
  • Doorbell cameras
  • Smart garage-door controllers
  • Smart sprinklers controllers
  • Media streaming devices
  • Kitchen appliances

A comprehensive read on the best of these compatible devices can be found here.

What Can I Do with My Echo Show?

The Amazon Echo Show 10 can rotate on its frame, which makes it different from other Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and makes it an important device to make life easier. From checking security feeds from your camera to checking up on recipes, here is a list of what you can do with your Echo Show device.

Make Video Calls

Video calls are becoming popular, be it for pleasure or work. You can video call family, friends or colleagues with your Echo Show; so far, they own an Echo Show or have Alexa app on their smartphone. 

The Echo Show 10 has motion tracking technology which makes it the best for making video calls; it ensures that the camera is focused on you all the time. You can make voice or video calls using Alexa, zoom or skype. 

Check on Older Relatives Using the Amazon Care Hub

With their permission, you can use the Echo Show to check on older relatives who live in another city or live alone using the Amazon care hub. After setting up, you can get alerts about them sent to your smartphone. With Echo Show 10, you can control the camera from your end in case of an emergency. This video link guides you on how to set up a care hub.

Watch the Video Doorbell Live Stream

You can pull live camera videos from your doorbell on your Echo Show; so far, the doorbell is compatible with Alexa. If you have other Alexa compatible cameras, you can also pull video live feeds on your Echo Show with a simple command like “Alexa, show me the back door.”

Serve as Security Camera

Your Echo Show can serve as an indoor security camera. Just open your Alexa app and click the display you wish to watch and it will be displayed on your Echo Show. The security camera option can be enabled by swiping down from the top of the screen and choosing Settings > Camera > turn on Home Monitoring. 

Through the Alexa app, you’ll be able to hear and view what is happening around your smart display. Using the Alexa app, you can control the camera (only available on Echo Show 10) to see everything happening around your home

Watch Favorite Show or Movie

By asking Alexa, you can get your Echo Show to start playing movies, videos or trailers. A command like “Alexa, play spider man trailer” will get the movie playing on your Echo Show device. Echo Show also supports video streaming service providers like Prime Video, Netflix, HBO, NBC, Starz, and Hulu.

Conclusion

Now you know everything about Echo Show 10 having ZigBee.