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How to Display Photos on Echo Show: Connecting Memories

Displaying photos on Echo Show can be a delightful way to relive your cherished memories. This guide offers a detailed look into how to display photos on Echo Show. It covers the basics, customization options, troubleshooting, and more. No longer will your favorite images be confined to your phone or computer; let’s explore how they can come to life on your Echo Show.

How to Display Photos on Echo Show: Getting Started

Displaying your favorite pictures on Echo Show starts with a simple process that involves the Amazon Alexa app and a connection to a photo storage service like Amazon Photos or Facebook. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your pictures displayed:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa App: Start by opening the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Navigate to Settings: Within the app, tap the ‘Settings’ menu to access the device settings.
  3. Select Your Echo Show Device: From the ‘Device Settings,’ choose your Echo Show from the list of available devices.
  4. Tap ‘Home Screen Background’: Once you are in the Echo Show’s settings, you will find an option for ‘Home Screen Background.’ Tap this to begin customizing your photo display.
  5. Choose the Source for Photos: You can display photos from Amazon Photos, Facebook, or other compatible platforms. Find more info on photo sources below.
  6. Select Photos or Albums: Pick the specific photos or albums you’d like to display, and your Echo Show will begin to showcase them on the screen. And once images are set up, you can even use Alexa.

How to Get Pictures from My Phone to My Echo Show

Transferring your cherished photographs from your phone to your Echo Show is a process that enables you to take full advantage of Echo Show’s visual capabilities. Here’s how you can accomplish this:

  1. Install Amazon Photos: If you don’t have it already install the Amazon Photos app on your phone. This app seamlessly integrates with your Echo Show and is available for Android and iOS. Also note that you can use other sources for photos, but Amazon Photos is the easiest.
  2. Log In or Create an Account: Open Amazon Photos and log in with your Amazon account. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to create it. This account should be the same as the one linked to your Echo Show.
  3. Upload Your Photos: Once inside Amazon Photos, you can upload individual images or entire albums. Select the photos on your phone that you want to upload.
  4. Sync with Echo Show: Open the Amazon Alexa app, go to your Echo Show settings, and choose Amazon Photos as the source under ‘Home Screen Background.’ Your uploaded photos will now be accessible on your Echo Show.
  5. Choose the Photos to Display: You can now select which photos or albums you want to display on your Echo Show from the pictures you’ve uploaded.

Also, you can also check out Daily Memories, one of my favorite photo features.

Other Echo Show Photo Sources

Echo Show lets you pull photos from various sources, not just your phone or Amazon Photos. This flexibility enables you to showcase an array of images that are meaningful to you. Here’s a look at some other Echo Show photo sources:

  1. Facebook: Connect your Facebook account to your Echo Show and enjoy the convenience of displaying your social media photos directly on your device. This integration allows you to keep your Echo Show up to date with photos you’ve shared on Facebook.
  2. Family Members’ Accounts: If your family members have Amazon accounts, they can also share photos with your Echo Show. This shared experience can be a great way to stay connected and enjoy pictures from various family members.
  3. Device Photos: You can directly upload photos from your computer to your Amazon account. This allows you to showcase images that might not be on your phone, such as professional photographs or scanned vintage photos.
  4. Other Compatible Services: Keep an eye on updates and new integrations as Echo Show continues to evolve and connect with other platforms. Future updates may add more photo sources to enhance your experience.

The variety of sources available ensures that you can keep your Echo Show lively and engaging with different photos, be it from social media, family members, or various personal collections.

Troubleshooting Common Problems

It’s normal to encounter hurdles while learning to display photos on Echo Show. If your photos are not loading, you may need to verify your internet connection or ensure the selected account is linked correctly.

If you experience incorrect display settings, revisit the settings on your Echo Show or the Alexa app and configure them to your preferences.

And finally, if the app crashes or freezes, a simple restart of the Alexa app and your Echo Show device might clear the glitch, allowing you to continue enjoying your favorite memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set my photos as my background on my Echo Show?

Navigate to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Home Screen Background’ on your Echo Show to select and set your photos as the background.

Can pictures be sent to Echo Show?

Pictures can be sent to Echo Show through connected services like Amazon Photos or Facebook.

What formats are supported for displaying photos on Echo Show?

Echo Show generally supports standard image formats such as JPEG, PNG, and BMP. Ensure your photos are in a compatible format. Learn more on Amazon.

Can I share my Echo Show photo slideshow with others?

Yes, you can share your Echo Show’s photo display with other family members using the family sharing feature. Learn more about slideshows.

How can I change the slideshow settings on my Echo Show?

You can change slideshow settings like timing and transitions through the ‘Display’ or ‘Home Screen Background’ settings on your Echo Show or the Alexa app.


Mastering how to display photos on Echo Show is a practical skill and a pathway to reliving and sharing memories. With the tools and insights shared in this guide, you can transform your Echo Show into a vibrant photo display platform. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to fine-tune your settings, you now have the know-how to make the most of your device.

Get more tips and tricks in the Alexa Archiveslike using your Echo Show as a Security Camera.

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