Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)Source: Russell Holly / Android Central

The Amazon Echo Show is the premier item of the Echo family. Equipped with a 10.1-inch touch display, the Echo Show is a countertop device that packs a lot of heat. Whether it's video calling via Microsoft's 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 in case the 10.1-inch size is a bit too much for your tastes. New to the Amazon Echo Show life? Let us at Android Central help you get your new device set up.

Here's what you're going to need:

To set up your new Echo Show:

  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 1Amazon 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.

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  5. Accept the Echo Show Terms and Conditions, and let your Echo Show update its firmware.
  6. Once the firmware is updated, enjoy your new Echo Show!

    Echo Show setupSource: Clinton Bowman / Android Central

Once the basic setup is finished, you'll be able to enjoy all the perks of having your Echo Show, such as Amazon Prime Video, music streaming, having recipes at hand while in the kitchen, and much more.

Don't set up without it

You can't do this without the star of the Echo show, the Amazon Echo Show:

An Echo with a screen

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)

The premier Amazon Echo device

The Echo Show provides functionality beyond the scope of the other Echo devices including video viewing, security monitoring, and a touchscreen interface.

With the Amazon Echo Show line of devices, you are no longer limited to just voice options. The Echo Show becomes like a true assistant and fixture in your home. To-do lists, calendars, weather updates, security hub, live TV, in-the-kitchen assistance — the possibilities are near endless.

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