You can use the Echo Show 5 to watch movies, news, and TV shows, listen to songs (it'll even display lyrics), radio stations, and audiobooks, get weather and traffic updates, build to-do and shopping lists, and more — all via voice command. You can also ask Alexa to turn on smart home devices, make calls, or order an Uber. Bonus: you can personalize your device by choosing a favorite clock face or album from Amazon Photos.
Promising review: "So you should probably know ahead of time, I am an Alexa addict. ADDICT!!! I am a flight attendant and the first thing I think when I walk into a hotel room is 'Alexa, lights on.' Then I realize there is no Alexa and I sigh. I wish I could figure out a way to easily take Alexa with me while I travel. (And yes, I travel with the Fire Stick, but it's just not the same Alexa experience.)
Having said that, I love this Echo Show. It is just the right size. When I'm on a trip, I can pop in on it and call out to my kids to come to the Alexa so I can talk to them face to face from my Alexa phone app. The picture takes a minute to clear up on my phone, but the calls work out well. It also only shows the ceiling when you pop in on it, so you don't have to worry that anyone who video calls you will be able to see anything (or that government can see all of your moves). There is also a little button that allows you to physically cover the camera with flap so no one can see on the camera if you don't want it.
We also use it for recipes, lights, the thermostat, to control our TV, and to learn words to songs. I love that it shows the current weather outside all day and will flash to the week's weather forecast as well since we live in Chicago and the weather changes hourly.
I highly recommend getting one." —ET Barton
Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two colors).