Which Echo Devices can you use for Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living?

Which Alexa device is best for your care home?

Shannon Lynch

Marketing Manager

It’s important when installing Alexa devices into a care home that you pick the right Amazon Echo device. Which type of device will the end user benefit from the most. What device physically suites the room. Most importantly screen or no screen.

There are currently 8 different devices supported for Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living. Prices of devices range from £17 to £99, with the main difference being those with a screen and those without. Let’s explore those various devices to help you narrow down the most suitable device for you.


Amazon Echo (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation)


Price: £54 – £55

Camera: N/A

Screen: N/A

Audio: 3” (76.2 mm) neodymium woofer and 2 x 0.8” (20 mm) tweeters

Dimensions: 144 x 144 x 133 mm





Amazon Echo Dot (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation)

echo dot

Price: £17 – £20

Camera: N/A

Screen: N/A

Audio: 3.5 mm stereo audio output

Dimensions: 43 x 99 x 99 mm



Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (3rd, 4th generation)

echo dot with clock

Price: £38 – £40

Camera: N/A

Screen: No screen (LED display clock only)

Audio: 1.73” mm front-firing speaker

Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 89 mm






Amazon Echo Show 5

echo show 5

Price: £35

Camera: 2 MP camera with built-in cover

Screen: 5.5″ touchscreen

Audio: Full range 1.65″ built-in speaker

Dimensions: 148 x 86 x 73 mm





Amazon Echo Show 8

echo show 8

Price: £55 – £70

Camera:13 MP camera with built-in cover

Screen: 8.0″ with 1280 x 800 resolution

Audio: 2 x 2.0″ (52 mm) neodymium speakers with passive bass radiator

Dimensions: 200.4 x 135.9 x 99.1 mm



Screen or no screen?

Alexa and other smart speaker devices originally arrived on the market without a screen. However, over the past few years more and more devices now include a screen. There are several added benefits for having a screen.

  • Video calling is made possible with a screen device
  • The ability to watch video content and not just audio content
  • Visual display which compliments the conversations the user is having with Alexa. For example being shown the option available to you, or visuals of a product the user is asking about
  • The larger device tends to have improved audio as there is more space for bigger speakers
  • Screen devices include touch controls so if you don’t fancy speaking or need to stay quiet you can tap away


We hope this narrows down your search for a suitable Alexa device for Senior Living.


If you are interested in how voice devices can improve the care home experience, feel free to reach out to our Rabbit & Pork team here.


Shannon Lynch

Marketing Manager

Shannon has joined TIPi Group in October 2021 as Marketing Manager, overseeing and putting into action marketing aspects and projects for TIPi Group, as well as the brands within. Shannon started her marketing career in 2015, gaining experience in a range of elements from social media to print advertising and events. Passionate about marketing and what it can achieve, Shannon is excited to be part of the digital world and challenging herself to learn more!