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Tip: Enabling and Using Tap to Alexa Mode on an Echo Show or Echo Dot

Tip: Enabling and Using Tap to Alexa Mode on an Echo Show or Echo Dot

Intended for Accessibility functions, Amazon has added a Tap-to-Alexa mode for its screen-enabled devices.

To enable it…

Go to Settings – Accessibility on the Echo Show or Echo Dot and locate the Tap to Alexa option.

Once you toggle the Tap to Alexa option, you’ll be presented with the getting started screen.

Enabling this option adds a touchable icon at the bottom right of the Home screen.

Tapping the Tap to Alexa icon takes you to a screen with two pages of pre-filled actions.


On this screen you can Add your own…

You can also tap the Manage option to delete any of the touchable actions.

To add a new one, tap the Add option, and enter your command using the supplied on-screen keyboard.

Next, provide a name the your new command.

…and, assign it an icon.

Now, when you tap the command icon, the command will execute.



Alexa is available for Amazon devices EchoEcho 2DotTapEcho SpotEcho PlusEcho ShowEcho LookEcho ConnectDash WandAmazon Cloud CamFire tablets, and Fire TVAmazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with 

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