Getting started with Zoom on Echo Show

Zoom for Home is now supported on the Echo Show 8 and 10 smart displays. Starting a meeting is as easy as saying “Alexa, join my meeting.” This functionality can be used by any Zoom user and does not require any additional licensing.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for using Zoom for Echo

Note: Zoom is available on other Amazon devices, such as the Fire TV Cube (2nd generation) and Amazon Omni Fire TV series. Learn how to set up Zoom on those Amazon devices.

How to set up Zoom for Echo Show

Setup process overview

  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. Login to Zoom on your Echo Show. (recommended)

How to download the Alexa app on a mobile device

Follow the instructions to download and install the Alexa app on your mobile device. Once installed, sign in or create a new account.

How to connect your calendar in the Alexa app

In order to easily join meetings we recommend you connect your calendar in the Alexa app. This will allow you to ask Alexa to start your Zoom meetings by saying, “Alexa start my Zoom meeting.”

Find the calendar that you would like to use for Zoom meetings. To connect your calendar in the Alexa app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap More and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Calendar & Email.
  4. Select your account provider, and then tap Connect Account.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your calendar. Repeat these steps for each calendar you want to link.

Note: When you link your calendar account, a copy of your calendar is stored in the cloud so you can access it using Alexa. Content from your calendar may be available to anyone using your Alexa devices.

By default, Alexa also enables any calendars that you are subscribed to in Google Calendar. Be sure to disable any calendars that you do not want to use to join meetings.

How to set up your Echo Show with your Alexa account

After you unbox your Echo Show and connect the included power adapter, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup of your Echo Show.

How to log in to Zoom on your Echo Show

If you have a Zoom account, you should sign in to the Zoom for Home app for the best experience. In order to sign in, simply say “Alexa, open the Zoom app” and then follow the Zoom for Home setup instructions here.

How to use Zoom on Echo Show 

You can join meetings on the Echo Show with three methods:

Joining meetings without signing in

You can ask Alexa to join a meeting by saying “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting” and Alexa will ask you for the meeting ID and passcode. If Alexa cannot determine your meeting ID and passcode after one attempt, the Zoom for Home app will open and you can manually join your meeting from the controller.
Note: Alphanumeric meeting IDs are not supported. 

Joining meetings from your linked calendar through Alexa

If your calendar is linked with Alexa, you can join upcoming Zoom meetings by saying “Alexa, join my meeting.” Alexa will parse the join details from your calendar and start the meeting.

Joining meetings from the calendar associated with your Zoom account

If you have signed in to the Zoom for Home app on your Echo Show 8, your upcoming meetings will be displayed on the touch screen when you open the Zoom app by saying “Alexa, open the Zoom app.” You can join an upcoming meeting by touching the join button displayed on the touchscreen.

Frequently asked questions

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