Skip to main content

Got a new Amazon Echo Show? Here's how to get it up and running.

The Amazon Echo Show devices are the only Alexa smart speakers that feature touchscreen displays. Available in 5-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch display sizes, the Echo Show is a countertop device that packs a lot of heat. Whether it's video calling via Zoom or Skype, streaming music from various providers such as Apple Music and Spotify, listening to Audible audiobooks, or watching Prime Video, you're sure to get a lot out of this device. This product line also comes in smaller versions such as the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 in case the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) is a bit too much for your tastes. If this is your first time getting started with one of these dynamic devices, let us show you how to set up your Amazon Echo Show!

How to set up your new Echo Show all models

  1. Unbox your Amazon Echo Show, and plug the power adapter into the device and then into a wall outlet.
  2. Allow the Echo Show to boot up and go through its initialization process.

  3. Once the initialization process is finished, select your language and connect the Echo Show to your home Wi-Fi network.
  4. Once connected, select your current time zone and sign in to your Amazon account.

  5. Confirm your address and the location of your Echo Show device.
  6. Choose a name for your device.
  7. Your Echo Show may ask you to designate it a dedicated children's device. Tap No, or Yes.
  8. Your Echo Show may ask you to opt-in to Amazon Sidewalk. Tap Later, or Enable.
  9. Choose your preferred wallpaper (you can always change this later in the settings under Home & Clock).
  10. Accept the Echo Show Terms and Conditions and let your Echo Show update its firmware as needed.
  11. Once the firmware is updated, you can begin enjoying your new Echo Show!

Once the basic setup is finished, you'll be able to enjoy all the perks of having your Echo Show, such as watching Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, making video calls, enjoying digital photo slide shows, listing to your favorite music streaming services, having recipes at hand while in the kitchen, checking who is at the front door, and so much more.

How to set up your new Echo Show Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)

Most of the steps are the same between the different Echo Show devices. However, the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) has a few extra features that you'll want to know how to tweak, including setting up motion control. For this section, we're going to presume that you've already followed the steps above.

  1. When prompted to allow household members to use your Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) as a camera, tap Not Now or Enable. You can always change these settings later from the Settings menu.

  2. If you tapped Enable, now tap Done.

  3. Tell your Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) where it is being placed by tapping On an island, Against a wall, or In a corner. You can also skip this for now.

  4. Tap to preview your device's range of motion.

  5. Use the slider to adjust the range of rotation.
  6. Tap Preview to see if you callibrated correctly.
  7. Tap Save to continue.

  8. Use the slider to set your device's center point.
  9. Tap Next.
  10. Tap Continue to exit motion setup.

After you've configured the motion settings to your liking, you can proceed to customize your device or be done with the setup process.

If you skipped this process during setup, or if you want to go back later and make adjustments, you can always access the Motion settings directly from the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen, tapping on Settings, and then tapping on Motion. From there, you can adjust Motion Preference, Device Mapping & Idle Position. Here is where you can also opt into the Visual ID feature so that your Echo Show 10 can recognize members of your household and show individualized information.

Don't set up without it

With the Amazon Echo Show line of devices, you are no longer limited to just voice options. The Echo Show becomes like a true assistant and fixture in your home. To-do lists, calendars, weather updates, security hub, live TV, in-the-kitchen assistance — the possibilities are near endless.

Some of the best Alexa speakers available are those with a screen. Here are the three that we recommend if you're looking for the best Echo Show devices.

Best of Show

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) smart speaker

$95 at Amazon 

The go-to Echo Show

The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) provides functionality beyond the scope of the other Echo devices, including video viewing, security monitoring, and a touchscreen interface.

Future-forward

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) smart speaker

$250 at Amazon 

The premier Amazon Echo device

The Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) offers the largest screen, best camera, and most dynamic speakers of the Echo Show line. Its silent, rotating display allows you to see the screen from any angle and also doubles as a secondary home security camera.

The big one

Amazon Echo Show 15 smart display

$250 at Amazon

Room for lots of activities

At 15.6 inches, the Echo Show 15 has the largest screen of all of Amazon's smart displays. It makes great use of it too with customizable widgets and picture-in-picture. This is also the only Echo device designed to be hung on a wall in either landscape or portrait orientation.



Source: androidcentral

Popular posts from this blog

Protect your kids by setting up a supervised YouTube account

YouTube Kids has been around since 2015 and has grown into a great place for children to explore what YouTube has to offer safely. In 2021, the company is expanding ways for younger viewers to see more of what's available from the streaming service, along with a more mature interface with supervised accounts. Instead of a separate app, these accounts will use the official YouTube app, so knowing how to set up a supervised account for kids on Youtube is important. If you want to protect your child from some of the less than appropriate content that can be seen on YouTube, then you'll want to be sure to have the supervised account properly set up. YouTube announced supervised accounts as a way for kids aged 9+ to see to more of what the service offers while still under the guidelines set by their parent. So, whether you have picked up one of the best phones for kids or maybe a tablet like the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD that has Google's Kids Space for your child, here&#

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review: Better phone, worse price

This upgrade is an uphill battle for Samsung thanks to steep competition. It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since Samsung redefined the "flagship killer" concept with the Galaxy S20 FE . At the time, the phone blew us away with its quality, delivering a true flagship experience for a significantly lower price than a "regular" Galaxy S20. The Galaxy S21 FE was rumored to be released the entire second half of 2021, and now it's finally here. The Galaxy S21 FE debuts with some of the expected upgrades over its predecessor but still retains many of the points that made the S20 FE a more affordable device. You won't find a brand new camera array on this phone when compared to 2020's device — that's a 12MP sensor for the main and ultra-wide lenses, while an 8MP sensor still resides behind the 3X telephoto lens — but Samsung has upgraded the styling to be more in line with the Galaxy S21 and the rumored look of the Galaxy

PS5 restocks: Here are the latest PS5 stock updates & how to find one

PS5 stock is selling out fast, so be sure to have your credit card ready. Looking to buy a PS5 ? Well, so are millions of other people. It doesn't help that stock levels remain really tight, even nearly a year after its launch. Every time a retailer puts stock up for sale, it sells out super quickly. The longest we here at Android Central have seen PS5s stay in stock is between 15 to 20 minutes (often just a few minutes, though). That's also at random times, so finding a PS5 is a truly challenging task. Sony warned it will be hard to find stock throughout the year and well into 2022, but retailers promise more are coming and that Sony has secured additional semiconductor chips to make them. In our PS5 review, we called the system a technical marvel with a groundbreaking controller. And after spending a few months with the PS5, it's nearly impossible to go back to the PS4. Everything about the PS5 is better , from the games to the DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive