How to set up your new Amazon Echo Show

by Jeremy

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The Amazon Echo Show devices are the only Alexa intelligent 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 if 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!

Amazon Echo Show 8 on a table

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.

    Amazon Echo Show setup 1

    Amazon Echo Show setup 3Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central
  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.

    Amazon Echo Show setup 12

    Amazon Echo Show setup 8Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central
  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!

    Echo Show setup

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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.

Echo Show 10 Motion

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How to set up your new 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.

    Echo 10 3rd Gen Motion Setup Step 1

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  2. If you tapped Enable, now tap Done.

    Echo 10 3rd Gen Motion Setup Step 2

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

    Echo 10 3rd Gen Motion Setup Step 3

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

    Echo 10 3rd Gen Motion Setup Step 4

    Echo 10 3rd Gen Motion Setup Step 5Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central
  5. Use the slider to adjust the range of rotation.

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