How to turn your Amazon Echo Show into a digital photo frame?

Amazon has finally enabled Photo Frame functionality to all of its Echo Show displays. Previously available on the Echo Show 15, Photo Frame allows users to only show photos on their connected display without forcing you with unwanted Alexa content and suggestions. More importantly, activating the feature only requires a simple command.


  • Amazon Photo Frame is now available for all Echo Show smart displays
  • Enabling the feature only requires an Alexa voice command
  • The new mode only works for up to three hours

All Echo Show screens can now get rid of those annoying Alexa skill ads. Originally launched with the Echo Show 15, the new mode is a similar feature to Google’s Digital Photo Frame, which users of its Nest Hub have been using for some time now. However, Amazon’s version is supposed to run for only three hours – at least initially.

Echo Show users have the option to select photos or personal albums through the photo display on the Alexa app. In addition, it is also possible to connect the screen to Amazon photos or a Facebook account. If you feel like hiding other photos that will be randomly displayed as a slideshow, you can individually choose the preferred items that will be displayed for the last two options.

Two options to activate the photo frame on the Echo Show

Once setup is complete, an Alexa voice command “Alexa, set up my photo frame” is required to initiate the mode. Manual activation by swiping down from the top screen and selecting Photo Frame is also supported. Eventually, the mode will run continuously for three hours before reverting to the standard home screen view, where Alexa ads and larger weather and calendar widgets will appear.

Currently, Amazon photo frame is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, United States and United Kingdom. Amazon hasn’t mentioned whether the feature will be added to Fire TVs.

Do you think Amazon should extend the working time of the photo frame in the future?

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