How to Watch YouTube Videos on Your Amazon Echo Show

One place where the Amazon Echo Show smart display has proven very useful for users is in the kitchen. I mean, is there a better way to learn a cooking technique than to be guided by a virtual assistant (with videos)? If you need a hand, just say “Alexa, show me how to boil an egg” or “Alexa, Tacos recipe”. And if you’re like me who learns by watching, YouTube is another very useful platform to learn a cooking technique.

In this article, we will show you how to watch YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show device.

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How to Watch YouTube Videos on Your Amazon Echo Show

  • Plug in your Echo show device and swipe down on your device screen. This will display a list of options. For some generations of Echo Show, however, you may need to swipe left from the top of the screen to reveal shortcuts.
  • Then press Video from the option that appears.
  • You should then see YouTube among the streaming services displayed. Press it. YouTube comes pre-installed on most Amazon Echo Show smart displays. This means you don’t have to go through the app download process first.
  • You can then search for any YouTube video you want to watch. You can also sign in to your YouTube account to get video recommendations based on your interests.

Related: How to stream Netflix to your Amazon Echo Show


You can also use voice assistant Alexa to access YouTube. Here’s how:

  • Plug in your Echo show device, connect it to the internet and say “Alexa, open YouTube.
  • Once YouTube is open on your screen, you can start watching videos. You can also sign in to your YouTube account to watch recommended videos based on your interests.

Finally, be aware that you cannot use the virtual assistant Alexa to control your YouTube video. Pause, play, fast forward and rewind will need to be done manually.

Shirley K. Rosa