How To Video Call From One Echo Show To Another

Your Quick Answer:

To video call on Echo Show, first, you need 1 Echo Show device, and also, you have another device to set up the Alexa app. Then, it would be best if you had an amazon account linked with your phone number.

Sign up for Alexa communication, then first enable Alexa calling and group calls from the ADDITIONAL SETTINGS section.

Now turn on the Drop-In option from the FEATURES section. 

Either import all the contacts or manually add your contacts there using the ADD NEW option.

Now select the person you want to video call from the CONTACTS page and tap on the Video call icon to start the call.

What Are the Requirements to Video Call on Echo Show: 

To video call on Echo Show, the minimum requirement you need is; first, you need an Echo Show device, the devices connected with Amazon Alexa. Then, you also need an amazon account linked up with a valid phone number. Finally, you also need another device to set up the Alexa app.

1. Single Echo Show Device:

You need one Echo Show device, there was a misconception that you need two Echo Show devices, one for each, but you do not need this. Because this will work with your phone and the Alexa app, you need only one Echo Show device. 

2. An Amazon Account and Linked Phone number:

Now you need an amazon account, so install the app, create an account there, and link your phone number with your Amazon account. 

3. A Device to Setup Alexa App:

You need another device (i.e. mobile tablet) to set up the Alexa app there. So you have to set up the app initially, which can be your device. 

How to Video Call on Echo Show 10:

Follow the below steps:

1. First Enable Alexa Calling & Group Calls:

To video call on Echo Show 10, you first must sign up for Alexa communication. To do that, you and the person you are going to video call have to set up the Alexa video calling using the Alexa communication inside the Alexa app. To do that first:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the app, and at the bottom of the screen, you can see a bar containing options like Home, Communicate, Play, Devices, and More. Click on the Communicate option from there.

Click-on-Communicate

Step 2: After that, verify your phone number and give permission to call and message; you can also import your contact list if prompted.

Step 3: When you are done, go back to your Home page and select the More option from the bottom right corner.

Click on More

Step 4: You can see many options like Add a device, Reminders, Routines, Activity, Settings, etc.; click ‘Settings’ from there. 

Click on Settings

Step 5: Then under the ALEXA PREFERENCES section, tap on the Communication option, and there on that page, you can see two sections their ACCOUNTS and ADDITIONAL SETTINGS. Under the ADDITIONAL SETTINGS section, you can see the option Enhanced Features.

tap on the Communication
Click on Enhanced Features

Step 6: Click on this option and ensure the Enabled option is turned on.

Enabled it

2. Allow Drop In for Contacts:

Now you and the person you are going to video call need to turn on the Drop-In option for your contacts.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the app and tap the Devices option from the bottom bar next to the Play button.

Click on Device icon

Step 2: Now in that section, at the top you can see the options ‘Echo & Alexa’, ‘* Lights’, ‘* Cameras’, ‘* Thermostats’ etc. Select the ‘Echo & Alexa’ option from there, and a new screen will open.

Tap Echo & Alexa

Step 3: Select your device from this new screen, and you will be redirected to the DEVICE SETTINGS page. 

see DEVICE SETTINGS page

Step 4: Here on that page, you can see the Speaker and subwoofer option under the CONNECTED DEVICES section and Camera, Sounds, Communication, Do Not Disturb, and many options under the GENERAL section. Select the Communication option from there.

Click-on-Communicate

Step 5: After that, you will be redirected to a new screen where under the FEATURES section, you can see two options Announcements and Drop In. Click on the Drop-In option from there. 

Click on the Drop-In option

Step 6: After that, you will be again redirected to a new page where you can see three options On, My Household, and Off. 

See the all option

Step 7: If you select Off, nobody can connect to your Echo devices; for My Household, only devices on your contact can drop in you; if you select On, your contacts can drop in you.

3. Add Your Contacts:

You can import your mobile contacts into the Alexa app if you want. But if you do not want a lot of extra contacts inside the Alexa app, then you can manually add contacts one by one.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Click on the Communicate option from the bottom bar next to the Home button, and you will be redirected to a new page. 

Click-on-Communicate

Step 2: On the COMMUNICATION page, click on the Little Person icon from the top right corner, and you will be redirected to the CONTACTS page. 

tap on people icon

Step 3: You can see the Search contacts bar at the top and the MY HOME section; click on the ADD NEW option. 

tap on add new

Step 4: After adding the person to your contact, his Profile page will open where at the top you can see his name and below the normal communicating options like Normal call, Video call, and Message. You can add this contact to your favorite list and also block this contact from the list. 

Step 5: You can also see two sections will be there: PERMISSIONS and INFORMATION. Under the PERMISSIONS section, you can see the option Allow Drop In. Turn on the option and make sure that both you and your contact turn on the Drop-In option; otherwise, you can not do a video call. 

Tap on Allow Drop In1

4. Start the Video Call:

Now you are ready to start the video call and to do that: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Go to the COMMUNICATION page and click on the Little Person icon from the top right corner. 

tap on people icon

Step 2: You will be redirected to the CONTACTS page, where you select the person you want to video call.

Step 3: After tapping on his name, you can see three types of communication options just below his name. Choose the Video call option from there and start a video call.

Start Video call alexa

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