Echo Show 8 and Show 10 smart displays now support Zoom for Home. Any Zoom user can start a meeting by saying “Alexa, join my meeting.” This functionality is free and open to all Zoom users.
Prerequisites for using Zoom for Echo
- Devices supported:
- The first and second generations of the Echo Show 8
- The third generation of the Echo Show 10
- There is a requirement that the Amazon/Alexa account for these devices must be created in the US (amazon.com) and the Alexa language must be set to US English.
- I have installed the Alexa app and logged in to it
- Account with Zoom (optional)
Note: In addition to Fire TV Cube, Zoom is available on a variety of other Amazon devices, such as the Amazon Omni Fire TV series and the Fire TV Cube (2nd generation). The following guide will explain how you can set up Zoom on those Amazon devices.
How to set up Zoom for Echo Show
Setup process overview
- Download the Alexa app on a mobile device.
- Connect your calendar in the Alexa app. (recommended)
- Set up your Echo Show with your Alexa account.
- Login to Zoom on your Echo Show. (recommended)
How to download the Alexa app on a mobile device
Here are the instructions for downloading and installing the Alexa app. Create an account or sign in once the app is installed.
How to connect your calendar in the Alexa app
The Alexa app recommends connecting your calendar to join meetings easily. When you say, “Alexa start my Zoom meeting,” Alexa will start your Zoom meetings.
The calendar you wish to use for Zoom meetings should be found on your computer. These steps will guide you through connecting your calendar to Alexa:
- Launch the Alexa app.
- Tap More and then Settings.
- You will find Calendar & Email under the Calendar tab.
- Then tap Connect Account to connect your account with your provider.
- Link your calendar by following the on-screen instructions. If you want to link more than one calendar, repeat these steps.
Note: You can access your calendar using Alexa when you link your calendar account. Alexa devices may be able to access content from your calendar.
You can also subscribe to calendars in Google Calendar through Alexa by default. If you don’t want to use any calendars to join meetings, disable them.
How to set up your Echo Show with your Alexa account
You can complete the setup of your Echo Show after unboxing your device and connecting the included power adapter.
How to log in to Zoom on your Echo Show
How to use Zoom on Echo Show
On the Echo Show, you can join meetings in three ways:
- The meeting ID must be provided
- From your Alexa-linked calendar
- You can access your Zoom calendar through your Zoom account
Joining meetings without signing in
When asking Alexa to join a meeting, you will be prompted to enter the meeting ID and passcode in the dialog box. Alexa will use that information to join the meeting. You can manually join the Zoom for Home app from the controller if, after one attempt, Alexa cannot determine the meeting ID and passcode and the Zoom for Home app does not open for you.
Note: It is not possible to use alphanumeric meeting IDs.
Joining meetings from your linked calendar through Alexa
By stating “Alexa, join my meeting,” you will be able to join upcoming Zoom meetings using your calendar details.
Joining meetings from the calendar associated with your Zoom account
You can join an upcoming meeting if you have logged into the Zoom for Home app on your Echo Show 8. You can open the Zoom app by saying “Alexa, open the Zoom app.”. The Zoom app will display upcoming meetings when you say “Alexa, open the Zoom app.”
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Frequently asked questions
Which devices are supported?
To date, video meetings are supported only on Echo Show 8 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations) and Echo Show 10, although other Echo devices can join audio meetings.
What happens if someone tries to join a meeting without a Zoom account?
A household member named by voice or associated with the Alexa account will be recognized as an anonymous member of the meeting.
What voice commands are supported for Zoom meetings?
- Join Zoom meetings by starting the meeting, beginning the Zoom appointment, joining the Zoom call, starting the Zoom class, joining the Zoom meeting, joining the next meeting, starting the next meeting, joining the meeting.
- When you want to end or leave the meeting, you need to say: “end the zoom call”, “finish the zoom meeting”, “disconnect the current call”, “end the meeting“, “disconnect the call”, “hang up”.
- “Join my next Zoom Meeting”, and “Leave Meeting” do not work with voice commands.
What name will be presented in the Zoom meeting when I join through an Echo Show device?
Your Zoom for Home account name will be displayed if you are logged in on the device. The speaker name will be passed to the Zoom meeting even if you are not signed in with Alexa, but your voice is recognized by Alexa. The name on your Alexa account will be passed to the Zoom meeting roster if you are not signed into Zoom with a voice profile setup, or if Alexa cannot identify your voice.
How do I mute my audio while in a meeting?
In the Zoom app or on your device, you can mute your microphone by pressing the microphone off button. Both audio and video are muted by the privacy button.
How do I mute my video while in a meeting?
The Zoom app has an off button, a privacy button, or a privacy shutter that can be used to muffle your video during a meeting.
- What countries and languages are supported?
Customers using US English as their Alexa language will be able to use this feature initially.
- Can I use headphones with the Echo device?
Zoom app does not support wired headphones despite Echo Show 8 devices currently supporting them.
- The Echo Show may not parse a meeting passcode in some cases, in which case the user must manually input it.