Before setting up your Echo Show, make sure you have an Amazon account and the Alexa app installed on your smartphone. Once installed, you’ll need to set the time zone and login with your Amazon account credentials. You may also need to install a software update. Once the unit is up and running, it will play an instructional video. You’ll then be able to use Alexa to control the unit.
For more information about how Drop In works, you can ask Alexa to play a video. The video will be displayed on a frosted glass, so the person who’s watching can see if they’re in the room. This way, you won’t have to remember to accept the video. Using Drop In also gives you the option to monitor people in your home in real time. Drop In is especially useful if you’re dealing with family members or children who need you to be at work for a long period of time.
In the meantime, you can still use your Echo Show as a music speaker without using Alexa. You can open up the Echo app and find the icon for your Echo Dot. However, you should remember that you’ll still need to plug it in and use an external battery. Therefore, it’s not a great portable speaker. But, if you’re really determined, it’s possible to use the Echo Show without Alexa.