Getting started with Zoom on Echo Show

Echo Show 8 and Show 10 smart displays now support Zoom for Home. Any Zoom user can start a meeting by saying, “Alexa, join my meeting.” This feature is free and open to all Zoom users.

Requirements for using Zoom for Echo

  • Supported devices:
    • The first and second generation of the Echo Show 8
    • The third generation of the Echo Show 10
    • The prerequisite is that the Amazon/Alexa account for these devices is created in the US ( and the Alexa language is set to US English.
  • I installed and signed into the Alexa app
  • Account with Zoom (optional)

Note: In addition to Fire TV Cube, Zoom is available on a variety of other Amazon devices such as: B. the Amazon Omni Fire TV series and the Fire TV Cube (2nd generation). The following guide explains how to set up Zoom on these Amazon devices.

How to set up Zoom for Echo Show

Overview of the setup process

  1. Download the Alexa app on a mobile device.
  2. Connect your calendar in the Alexa app. (recommended)
  3. Set up your Echo Show with your Alexa account.
  4. Sign in to Zoom on your Echo Show. (recommended)

How to download the Alexa app on a mobile device

Here are the instructions to download and install the Alexa app. Create an account or sign in once the app is installed.

How to connect your calendar in the Alexa app

The Alexa app recommends connecting your calendar to easily join meetings. When you say “Alexa, start my Zoom meeting,” Alexa starts your Zoom meetings.

The calendar you want to use for Zoom meetings should be on your computer. These steps will walk you through connecting your calendar to Alexa:

  1. Launch the Alexa app.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. You can find Calendar & Email on the Calendar tab.
  4. Then tap Connect Account to connect your account to your provider.
  5. Link your calendar by following the on-screen instructions. If you want to link more than one calendar, repeat these steps.

Note: You can access your calendar with Alexa if you connect your calendar account. Alexa devices may be able to access content from your calendar.

You can also subscribe to calendars in Google Calendar through Alexa by default. If you don’t want to use calendars to attend meetings, turn them off.

Here’s how to set up your Echo Show with your Alexa account

You can finish setting up your Echo Show after unpacking your device and connecting the included power adapter.

How to sign in to Zoom on your Echo Show

Sign in with your Zoom account for the best Zoom for Home experience. Just ask Alexa to open the Zoom app and follow the instructions here to sign in.

How to use Zoom on Echo Show

There are three ways to join meetings on Echo Show:

  • The meeting ID must be specified
  • From your Alexa linked calendar
  • You can access your Zoom calendar through your Zoom account

Join meetings without logging in

When you ask Alexa to join a meeting, you’ll be prompted to enter the meeting ID and passcode in the dialog box. Alexa uses this information to join the meeting. You can manually join the Zoom for Home app from the controller if, after trying, Alexa can’t determine the meeting ID and passcode and the Zoom for Home app won’t open for you.
Note: It is not possible to use alphanumeric meeting IDs.

Join meetings from your connected calendar via Alexa

By saying “Alexa, join my meeting,” you can use your calendar details to join upcoming Zoom meetings.

Join meetings from the calendar associated with your Zoom account

You can join an upcoming meeting if you’re signed in to the Zoom for Home app on your Echo Show 8. You can open the Zoom app by saying “Alexa, open the Zoom app.” The Zoom app shows upcoming meetings when you say “Alexa, open the Zoom app.”

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frequently asked Questions

Which devices are supported?

So far, video conferencing is only supported on Echo Show 8 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen) and Echo Show 10, although other Echo devices can join audio conferencing.

What happens if someone tries to join a meeting without a Zoom account?

A household member named by voice or linked to the Alexa account will be recognized as an anonymous member of the meeting.

What voice commands are supported for Zoom meetings?

    • Join Zoom meetings by starting the meeting, starting the Zoom appointment, joining the Zoom call, starting the Zoom course, joining the Zoom meeting, joining the next meeting, starting the next meeting, the meeting join.
    • To end or leave the meeting, you must say: End Zoom call, End Zoom meeting, Drop current call, End meeting, Drop call, Hang up. high”.
    • “Join my next Zoom meeting” and “Leave the meeting” don’t work with voice commands.

What name will appear in the Zoom meeting if I’m joining from an Echo Show device?

Your Zoom for Home account name will appear when you’re signed in to the device. The speaker’s name will be passed to the Zoom meeting even if you’re not signed in with Alexa, but your voice will be recognized by Alexa. Your Alexa account name will be passed to the Zoom meeting list if you’re not signed in to Zoom with a voice profile set up, or if Alexa can’t identify your voice.

How do I mute my audio during a meeting?

In the Zoom app or on your device, you can mute your microphone by pressing the microphone off button. Both audio and video are muted by the privacy button.

How do I mute my video during a meeting?

The Zoom app has a power button, privacy button, or privacy shutter that you can use to mute your video during a meeting.

  • Which countries and languages ​​are supported?
    Customers using US English as Alexa language can use this feature initially.
  • Can I use headphones with the Echo device?
    The Zoom app doesn’t support wired headphones, although Echo Show 8 devices currently support them.

known problems

  • In some cases, Echo Show fails to parse a meeting passcode, in which case the user must enter it manually.

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