Steps you should follow to pair Alexa remote to Echo Show device

January 7, 2022

While the most obvious or natural way to use your Echo Show is to invoke Alexa, it's certainly not the only way to get your job done. You can pair Alexa remote to Echo show and interact with the smart speaker from afar. So, if you do not wish to summon Alexa by talking directly to the device, here’s how you can use a remote to control it.

Pair Echo Remote

How to pair Alexa remote to Echo Show device?

It is very much possible to use Alexa without having to be in the same room. All you must do is pair Alexa remote to Echo Show and let it work its magic. You can then use the pause and play functions or increase or lower the volume without reaching for the device.

  1. Go to the Settings on your Echo Show.
  2. Choose Device Options.
  3. Tap Pair Alexa Gadget.
  4. Select Pair Amazon Echo Remote.
  5. Wait for the confirmation message to appear.
  6. Start using remote to control functions.

After you Pair Echo remote, use it to control your Echo Show functions.

Can you pair a remote with an Echo Show?

Yes, just make sure the remote is connected to the same Amazon account you use for Echo Show.

On your Echo Show swipe down from the top to open Navigation Tray.

From the list of icons displayed therein, choose the Settings icon.

Next, scroll down to the Device Options heading and tap to open it.

Pair Alexa Gadget
Pair Alexa Gadget

Tap the Pair Alexa Gadget heading when visible.

Pair Amazon Echo Remote
Pair Amazon Echo Remote

Next, scroll down to the Pair Amazon Echo Remote option and tap to select it.

Pair Alexa Remote to Echo Show
Pair Alexa Remote to Echo Show

Place batteries in the remote, press and hold the Play/Pause button for five seconds

Alexa Remote Successful Pairing
Alexa Remote Successful Pairing

Your remote will communicate with the Amazon Echo Show, and you should see a checkmark with a Successfully Paired notification.

Note - It can take up to 40 seconds for the pairing to complete so bear some patience. Also, if your remote was previously paired to any other Alexa device, it will automatically unpair from that device.

That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!


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