So you bought the echo show 5? Great. The Echo Show series is a little different from its siblings, it has a touchscreen, which means you can use it not only to watch videos but also video call your family and friends. However, Unlike other Echo devices, you don’t need an Alexa app on your smartphone to set up the Echo Show. As long as you have a WiFi and 5 mins, your echo show will be up and running in no time. Let’s set up and register Amazon Echo Show.
Register your Echo Show
As the Echo Show comes equipped with an LCD screen, it makes sense that you should be able to set up the device standalone. Plugin the power adapter and wait for the Echo Show to boot up. Once it does, you’d see the Language page, first. Select the language of your choice by tapping the screen.
Next, you would be asked to connect to a Wi-Fi network, select your Wi-Fi name, and tap it.
Enter the correct password to the Wi-Fi network using the on-screen keyboard. Tap Connect, once done.
As you would have probably bought the Echo Show off Amazon, you’d need to enter the Amazon account credentials on the Echo Show to proceed. If you don’t have an account, follow this link to create one.
Your Echo Show would take some time to register and link with your account. Once that’s done, we just need to make some final adjustments and your Echo Show would be ready to go. It would prompt you to give your Echo Show a name, you can leave it as is.
To provide local weather, traffic, etc, Echo Show would need your Address. If you have shopped with Amazon before, it would pick that address automatically. Otherwise, you can give it a new address or even skip it for the time being.
Next, assign the Echo Show a place in your house. The most common groups include Living Rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, etc. You can give it a specific location around the house such as the Garage, or the porch.
Lastly, select a wallpaper for the screen and you’re done. You can even choose a custom picture from your phone and set it as a wallpaper on the Echo Show.
With the Echo Show connected to your Amazon account, you can simply trigger Alexa and ask stuff like the weather, the latest news, etc.
More you can change the photo background, clock, theme, etc by going to the settings from theapp on your phone, or directly on the device. More on it soon.
How to Deregister your Amazon Echo Show
If for some reason, you wish to stop using the Echo Show, you can also deregister the device from your Amazon account. There are in fact three different ways to deregister your Echo Show. I’ll walk you through all of those.
To reset the Echo Show from the device itself. Swipe down from the top of the device screen and tap the Settings button on the right.
Option 1 – Deregister from Echo Show itself
Scroll down to find the Device Options and tap the menu item to open the Settings page.
You would find an option on the bottom of the page, just above the Serial Number. Tap “Reset to Factory Defaults”. Your device will be removed from the Amazon account and restart with factory settings.
Option 2 – Deregister from Echo Show itself
If you have a smartphone around and want to reset the Echo Show remotely, then you can do it easily. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone and make sure you’re logged in with the same Amazon account. After that, go to the Devices section and find your Echo Show. Tap to open its settings and scroll down to find the Factory reset button on the bottom of the page.
Tap the Factory Reset button to restore your Echo Show device to the default settings.
Option 3 – Deregister from Computer
As everything is linked to your Amazon account, you can easily remove the Echo Show from your account, remotely. Simply go to Amazon.com and login with the same Amazon account that is linked with the Echo device.
Hover the cursor over Accounts & Lists, and click Your Account.
Under Digital content and devices, find the hyperlink “Manage content and devices”. Click the link to open the settings page.
Click the Devices tab on the top bar to see all the devices linked with your Amazon account.
Find Echo Show from the list of items and click the options menu button to the left of the device name on the list.
Simply click the Deregister button to remove the Echo Show from your Amazon account permanently.
Echo Show isn’t like other Echo devices and can be set up without any companion app installed. It is easier for some and difficult for others. Well, now you have the entire process broken down and explained so it shouldn’t be a problem. Deregistering is even easier and you can do it from multiple places. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below.