How to Setup Amazon Echo Show

In the last three years, Amazon has inundated market by launching voice-enabled smart speakers. First, the giant online store brought Amazon Echo and then, there was no looking back. The latest in its kitty is Amazon Echo Show, which enables users to conduct video calling with other Echo Show users. Apart from video calling feature, Echo Show boasts many surprises for users. If you have recently been the owner of this device, you need to know how to setup Amazon Echo Show.

Before you setup Amazon Echo Show, you should know where to place the device. It is advisable to select a central location or keep your Echo Show at least 8 inches away from walls and windows. This is a primary requirement of placing your device; you can choose any place like kitchen, living room or bedroom in your house. Once you decide the location, it is time to set up your Amazon Echo Show.

How to Setup Amazon Echo Show

Step #1: Role of Alexa app

Alexa is just like Siri on iPhone or iPad. It is your intelligent voice assistant helping you on all your Amazon smart speakers. You can use this voice assistant on your iOS and Android devices as well. But here, this app has a special role to play, and therefore, you need to download Alexa app. Note that you can use Alexa on FireOS 3.0 or above, Android 5.0 or above, and iOS 9.0 or above.

You can download Alexa app on your mobile device app store and search ‘Alexa app’; or you can choose a link given below:

You can also open https://alexa.amazon.com/ from your Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher version) on your computer.

Step #2: Turn your Echo Show On

Insert the power adapter (comes in the package) into Echo Show and then plug it into a power source. Follow on-screen instructions to choose a language, connect it to Wi-Fi, sign into your Amazon account, and check Echo Show terms and conditions.

Step #3: Interaction with Alexa

You can start using your Amazon Echo Show when you see the home screen with rotating pages. To begin with, speak your ‘wake word’ and then speak naturally to Alexa. By default, the wake word is ‘Alexa’, but you can always change or customize Alexa wake word.

Want to get more out of Alexa device? You can explore entire list of Alexa commands.

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