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Amazon Echo Show Clock Display: How to Make It Yours

Navigating the Amazon Echo Show clock display features can be a rewarding experience. This guide will help you explore how you can personalize your Echo Show’s clock display. We’ll start by showing you where to find the settings, then move on to detailed customization of the clock face, and wrap up with the additional information you can display.

Where to Find Clock Display Settings

Locating the settings for your clock display is the first step in personalizing your Amazon Echo Show. Here’s how you can find them:

  1. Swipe down from the top edge of the Echo Show screen to reveal the settings menu.
  2. Tap on ‘Settings,’ symbolized by the gear icon.
  3. Scroll and find the ‘Home & Clock’ option. This is where all the customization magic happens.

Let’s move on to the fun part: personalizing the clock face.

Customizing the Clock Face

The clock face is the focal point of your Amazon Echo Show clock display, and luckily, you have an array of customization options at your disposal. Here are some additional features and settings you can tweak to make your clock face even more appealing:

Changing the Theme

This is often the first step in making your clock face truly yours. The Amazon Echo Show offers various themes that change the time display and the accompanying visual elements. To change the theme, navigate to the ‘Clock’ submenu, tap ‘Clock Faces,’ and choose among the options. Each theme will have its unique style, so take your time to find the one that matches your mood or room decor.

Adding Personal Photos

Adding personal photos as the clock background differs from making your device feel at home. The process is straightforward:

  • Navigate to the ‘Background’ option within ‘Home & Clock.’
  • Choose between ‘Amazon Photos’ to link to an existing Amazon Photos account or ‘Upload Photo’ to add a new image directly from your device.

Learn more about setting up photos with Echo Show.

Visual Enhancements

You can also add fantastic visual elements like floating effects or small animations. Usually found under the ‘Effects’ tab in the ‘Home & Clock’ section, these add flair to your display.

Seasonal Themes

Some seasonal themes allow you to get into the spirit of holidays like Christmas, Halloween, or New Year’s. These themes typically come with matching background music or sound effects to complete the ambiance.

Dynamic Content

In some themes, dynamic content like news headlines or trending topics can be displayed along with the time. You can turn this on or off in the settings based on your preference.

Display Brightness

It’s essential to set the right brightness level for different situations. You can manually adjust the brightness by swiping down from the top and using the slider. Alternatively, you can say, “Alexa, set the screen to 50% brightness,” for hands-free adjustments.

By diving deep into these customization options, you can transform the Amazon Echo Show clock display into a personalized centerpiece that tells the time and reflects your style and needs.

Displaying Additional Information

Your Amazon Echo Show clock display can be a mini-dashboard for helpful information. This feature is handy for the larger Echo Shows, like the 15. Here’s how you can make the most of this feature:

Weather Updates

Enable real-time weather updates directly on the clock display. Navigate to ‘Clock’ in the ‘Home & Clock’ menu, then ‘Home Content’ and finally scroll to the ‘Weather’ setting. You can opt for basic temperature data or even a detailed forecast.

Calendar Events

See your schedule at a glance by linking your calendar. In ‘Settings,’ tap ‘Calendar & Email,’ add your account, and choose your display preferences. It’s an easy way to keep track of upcoming appointments.

Traffic Updates

Some themes and third-party skills allow traffic information to be displayed. To enable, go to ‘Skills and Games,’ find a compatible traffic update skill, and follow the prompts.

To-Do Lists

Your Echo Show can display to-do or shopping lists. Ask Alexa to add tasks, and they’ll appear on your screen until you mark them off.

Smart Home Status

Some themes offer quick status updates if you’re using other smart home devices. You can see things like the status of your smart lights or thermostat without asking Alexa.

Having covered the primary customizations, let’s address frequently asked questions to clarify any lingering doubts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn Off the Clock Display at Night?

To turn off the display, say, “Alexa, turn off the screen,” or manually go to the settings and adjust the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to your liking.

Can I Use Different Clock Faces for Different Times of the Day?

No, the Amazon Echo Show does not currently support this feature. You must manually change the clock face to use different ones during the day.

Is It Possible to Display Multiple Time Zones?

You can display time from multiple cities or countries by adjusting the ‘Additional Clocks’ setting in the ‘Home & Clock’ options.


We’ve covered a lot of ground today. Personalizing your Amazon Echo Show clock display offers an enriched user experience beyond basic time-telling functionalities. The Echo Show can make it happen whether you’re keen on thematic changes, personal photo backgrounds, or a display dashboard of your day’s essentials.

Get more tips and tricks in the Alexa Archives.

We invite you to leave your questions or feedback in the comments below and share your personalized clock face designs or additional tips. Your contributions can enrich the community and provide more creative ideas for customization. We’d love to hear from you!

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