The Amazon Echo Show 8 packs an updated Alexa experience in a sleek setup—and Alexa provides access to a much wider range of apps and services than Google Nest devices. Like other Alexa devices, the Show 8 has the broadest smart-home-device compatibility of any smart display. Both the Show 8 and the Nest Hub Max are compatible with Philips Hue bulbs, the SmartThings hub, Nest thermostats, Sonos speakers, and Roomba vacuums. It can play music on Spotify Premium, TuneIn, and Pandora (the same services available for the Nest Hub Max). Alexa devices also allow you to access a lot more streaming video services—including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, and even YouTube—via Alexa’s native web browser, Amazon Silk.