Where Is Action Button On Echo Show? Truth Revealed (2023)

The Echo Show is a voice-activated speaker with a built-in touchscreen display. It’s about the size of an iPad and has a powerful speaker that can fill a room with sound.

You can ask Echo Show to show you things like weather forecasts, songs, photos, news headlines, and more.

The Alexa Routines feature lets you create custom combinations of actions such as turning on your lights and playing your favorite music.

So you might be thinking when there is a touchscreen and you can also connect Echo Show with Alexa what’s the purpose of the Action button on Echo Show?

Well, there are many benefits and usage of the Action button.  You can find it on the top of the body of the smart echo show.

Let’s take a quick look at some features of the Action button on the Amazon echo show. 

Features of Amazon Echo Show Action Button 

Features of Amazon Echo Show Action Button 

Power On/Off

The action button is quick access to turn on or turn off your Amazon Echo Show smart device. Just click once the action button and then press and hold it again for three seconds.

You’ll feel a long vibration (slight) that indicates the device is turning on or off (depending on the action you performed).

Talk to Alexa

Amazon Echo Show is a versatile device and you can use it to talk to Alexa. For this, you need to click on the Action button once and then you’ll feel a slight vibration.

Once you felt the vibration your device is connected with Alexa and you can start talking. 

Answer or end a call 

The echo show is an excellent device for video or audio calling. It’s better for video calling since you don’t have to hold hands all the time.

Simply adjust the smart device on the table and you can enjoy HD-quality video calls.

To attend or finish a call simply press the action button once and you can answer incoming calls. 

Reject calls 

Don’t want to receive a call on the Amazon echo show? No worries, using the action button you can reject incoming calls in a second.

Just press and hold the action button for two seconds and the call will be rejected. 

Directly call your favorite contact

Who do you call the most, Mom, dad, sis-bro, or your loved one? Well, no matter who you call the most but now the process of calling is simple than ever.

Simply double-click the action button and you’ll be connected to your top contact

Connect with Siri or Google Assistant 

The best thing about Echo Show is it not only connects with Alexa but you can also connect it with Siri and Google Assistant.

When in static mode (not calling or watching the video) press and hold the Action button and you’ll listen to a chime of Siri or GA ready to talk. 

How To Reset The Amazon Echo Show?

You can reset Amazon Echo Show with two different methods. 

  1. Using the buttons 
  2. With the help of the Touchscreen 

Method 1: Reset Echo Show with Touchscreen 

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Turn on the Echo show and go to the menu bar. 
  • Go to the setting option on the top right side.
  • Scroll down the options and click on “Device Options”. Here you’ll see the “Reset to Factory Defaults” option, click on it. 
  • You’ll get a pop-up confirmation whether you want to complete the reset process or not. If you agree then click on the Reset option. 
  • The reset process can take 1-2 minutes and then the device will auto-restart. 

Notice: Please keep in mind if you reset the device your Amazon account will be deregistered and you’ll lose all the preferences and favorites in the Echo Show.

In addition, you need to use another account to register with Amazon. 

Method 2: Reset By Using Buttons

Typically to turn on/off the Echo Show device you need to press the Action button for 2 seconds.

However, to reset you need to press and hold the Mute button and Volume down button for at least 30 seconds.

You’ll see a pop-up to confirm the resetting on the display. Select the Reset and the process will start.

In some devices, you might see a direct factory reset once you press and hold these two buttons. So it may depend on the device model you’re using. 

Setting Up Your New Echo Show – Setup Mode

Setting Up Your New Echo Show - Setup Mode

You’ve just unboxed your brand-new Echo Show and you’re eager to start using it. Here

I’ll walk you through the process of setting up your new device so you can start using it as soon as possible. 

Turn on the device

Start by finding a suitable location for your Echo Show. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, click on the action button once, then hold it for three seconds. 

Connect to Wi-Fi

You will need to sign in with your Amazon account after turning on the device. Then follow the instructions to connect your Echo Show to Wi-Fi

Download the Alexa app 

The next step is to download the Alexa app onto your smartphone or tablet.

This app will be used to set up and manage your device. Connect Alexa with the Echo Show smart device.

Customize settings

Now you can start customizing the settings on your Echo Show. You can choose things like the device’s wake word, language, time zone, and more. 

Discover features

Now that everything is set up, it’s time to start exploring all of the great features that your Echo Show has to offer.

You can use voice commands to play music, find out the weather, and receive news updates. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the action button on my echo show 5 and 8?

All the buttons on Echo Show are lying on the top of the device. The button on the top includes the Action button, mute, and volume up or down buttons. 

Can I reset Echo Show using the Action button?

No, you can not reset the Echo Show device using the Action button. There are only two ways to reset the device.

The first is using the mute and volume down button (press for 30 seconds), and the second is by going to the settings and then the Device options where you can reset the device. 

Do all Echo Show Models have Action buttons?

Yes, all Echo Show models have action buttons on the top of the device.

The action button is useful for many purposes like you can turn on/off the device, receive or reject incoming calls, and connect with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assitant through it. 


The Amazon Echo Show is a hands-free device that you can use to make calls, send messages, play music, and more. One of the most useful features of the Echo Show is the action button. 

This button is located at the top of the device and allows you to quickly access your most-used actions.

For example, you can press the action button to listen to music, make a call, or view your calendar.

The action button is a convenient way to control your Echo Show without having to say a specific voice command.

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