This one feature makes the Amazon Echo Show 15 the best TV for sports

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I must admit, I beautiful overmuch forgot astir nan Amazon Echo Show 15's champion characteristic until nan NFL play started. I wrote astir it past September erstwhile nan package update was first announced, but past it someway slipped my mind erstwhile it yet arrived. 

That was past December, erstwhile Amazon issued an over-the-air update to nan Echo Show 15 that turned it into a Fire TV device. You tin moreover usage a Fire TV distant to power things. 

On Sundays, I for illustration to beryllium connected nan sofa and watch football. But, I besides for illustration to cook, which intends predominant trips to nan room to cheque connected my roast, Sunday sauce, aliases immoderate I person cooking connected nan stove.

That intends I either person to crank nan measurement connected my surviving room TV to perceive what's happening, aliases property region until I tin get backmost to that well-worn divot connected my divan. 

Fire TV connected nan Echo Show 15 changes each that. While I can't get each NFL crippled connected nan instrumentality unless I were to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket, I tin get a adjacent number done ESPN+, Amazon Prime Video, and Paramount Plus. (Sadly, Amazon didn't adhd support for its Fire TV Recast, its now-discontinued mini-DVR for over-the-air channels). 

I abruptly remembered nan characteristic this past Sunday. I was watching nan Eagles/Pats game, but besides had to be to nan needs of my daughter, who kept requesting snacks and beverage from nan fridge; I was besides responsible for making dinner. As I was hustling backmost to nan surviving room from nan kitchen, I happened to glimpse up astatine nan Echo Show 15, and remembered that it could now double arsenic a TV. A fewer taps later, and I nary longer had to unreserved betwixt rooms.

I besides happened to beryllium watching via nan Echo Show 15 connected Monday nighttime erstwhile Aaron Rodgers went down aft only 4 plays arsenic nan Jets quarterback. Ouch.

While nan Echo Show 15 isn't going to triumph immoderate champion TV awards for its solution aliases audio quality, its 15.6-inch show is nan cleanable size for my kitchen, truthful I tin support up pinch what's happening connected nan section while preparing meal for my family. And there's still plentifulness of room near connected nan wall for my daughter's artwork.

When it's not being utilized to watercourse sports, nan Echo Show 15 silently cycles done immoderate of our favourite family photos — 1 logic why it's connected our database of nan best integer photograph frames. It's besides really useful for erstwhile we request to group room timers erstwhile boiling eggs, aliases look up nan upwind for nan week.

Currently, you tin get nan Echo Show 15 pinch a Fire TV distant for $279, aliases for $215 without nan remote. 

Amazon is scheduled to clasp its yearly hardware arena adjacent week connected September 20, wherever it debuts its newest Alexa-powered devices. Given that nan Echo Show 15 is 2 years old, there's a chance that it could beryllium replaced pinch a newer model. If so, you mightiness beryllium capable to prime up nan original Echo Show 15 for moreover less. But moreover if it remains astatine nan aforesaid price, it's still a awesome inexpensive TV for those who for illustration to cook, but don't want to miss immoderate of nan action.

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Michael A. Prospero is nan U.S. Editor-in-Chief for Tom’s Guide. He oversees each evergreen contented and oversees nan Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories for nan site. In his spare time, he besides tests retired nan latest drones, electrical scooters, and smart location gadgets, specified arsenic video doorbells. Before his tenure astatine Tom's Guide, he was nan Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a newsman astatine Fast Company, nan Times of Trenton, and, galore eons back, an intern astatine George magazine. He received his undergraduate grade from Boston College, wherever he worked connected nan field newspaper The Heights, and past attended nan Columbia University schoolhouse of Journalism. When he’s not testing retired nan latest moving watch, electrical scooter, aliases skiing aliases training for a marathon, he’s astir apt utilizing nan latest sous vide machine, smoker, aliases pizza oven, to nan delight — aliases chagrin — of his family.

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