Echo Show 8

For anyone interested, I am able to use the channels dvr admin page on firefox to watch all of my channels on our new Echo Show 8. I haven't tried a recording yet but I was successful at getting it working that way.

Even though there isn't native support it seemed to work pretty good.

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what did you type in the address line of firefox?

If you are into VR. You can do the same thing on Oculus go with their native browser. Not really VR but it’s like watching on the big screen.

I have the Show 5. It works - but keeps freezing. any setting alterations to consider? Just curious.

I didn't have to change any settings on the 8. You could always mess with your internet streaming settings.

I have played with this a while back but the wife did not want to use it. We use the Hulu Live "voice controlled" interface which is very nice. I would love for Channels to add a native client to the Echo devices with voice commands but understand they have other priorities.

I also tried with the Echo 5 and it stutters very bad. tried different settings with no luck.

My thinking is that it's (ES5) simply not powerful enough for something like Channels, but figured I'd ask in here to see if anyone else has any luck.

Very possible. Does it have 5Ghz WiFi? If not, WiFi speed could be an issue.

I have the Echo Show 10.1" Version and it is connected via 5Ghz WiFi. It works extremely well when streaming Hulu Live using voice commands. Hulu Live has a native "SKILL". I do not understand why streaming from Channels DVR using MPEG4 would be an issue. Would love to see a Channels "SKILL". There are a lot these devices to market too. We use them mainly at our 2 desks and Kitchen and Master Bath.

Wi-Fi connectivity
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks. Also includes an 802.15.4 radio for support of smart home devices.

Echo 5 & 8 have this: Wi-Fi connectivity
Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.

Seems like WiFi is unlikely to be the issue. Next place to think about is that if you are streaming through the browser the DVR server has to transcode the content. Is the DVR server able to transcode the content fast enough?

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Just thought I'd share.

My wife decided to get the Echo Show 8. Works GREAT!
The Echo Show 5 simply must not be powerful enough.


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