Netflix won’t be available on Amazon’s Echo Show until December 2020 at the earliest.
It was said that there were certain hacks you could try (such using the Echo’s Silk browser to view Netflix and then attempting to log in that way), but none of them really worked for me.
The good news is that Netflix will be available on the Echo Show in 2021!
Netflix on the Echo Show
All Echo Show devices will be pre-loaded with Netflix as of January 2021, so you don’t have to do anything else! Simply say “Alexa, open Netflix” and then input your Netflix account information and log in. Netflix is now available on your Echo Show!
Amazon ensure that all of its Echo Show devices were compatible and supported Netflix with this upgrade.
Now that you have an Echo Show, Netflix may be streamed.
A complete list of Netflix-enabled devices may be found here:
- Echoes of the Past (1st and 2nd gen)
- The third generation of the Echo (1st and 2nd gen)
- The new Echo Show 5 (1st and 2nd gen)
- The Echo Show 10 (sometimes called 3rd gen)
Getting Netflix to work
In order to use Netflix on Amazon’s Echo Show, you have two options.
The simplest solution is the one that comes to mind. Just say “Alexa, open Netflix” to get started. Netflix will then appear on the device and prompt you to check in as a subscriber.
Once you’ve entered your Netflix account information, click Sign In.
That’s all there is to it!
Manually opening the Netflix app on the Echo Show is another option. Swipe left from the Echo Show’s main screen to get started.
There should be a “Video” option in the menu bar. To see the video, click on the link.
Select Netflix from a list of video-related applications that display. Please follow these instructions to access Netflix’s sign-in page.
It’s as simple as logging in with your Netflix credentials!
I find it a bit bothersome that I have to input my Netflix account information straight on the Echo Show. Typing on a computer keyboard isn’t always a pleasant experience.
Having the ability to easily link your Netflix account from the smart phone with the Alexa app would have been ideal. This is a fantasy that I am sure I am not aware of, but a man may dream!
There is a silver lining in this situation: Once you’ve checked in to Netflix, you won’t have to input your login information again.
Netflix’s UI on the Echo Show must be familiar to anyone who have used it before.
There is a “toolbar” that runs across the top of the screen, but the overall structure is similar.
There are a few familiar categories on the Netflix home page, such as “Popular on Netflix” and “Trending Now.”
Shows and videos may be explored by just moving your finger over them.
Movies, TV Shows, Recently Added, and My List appear on the toolbar at the top. Alternatively, you may use the feature at the top right of the page to search for a certain title.
You may stop a movie by clicking on the screen, rewind and fast forward by sliding the bar at the bottom, and even switch on subtitles.
using the power of one’s voice to issue instructions
One of Alexa’s best features is the ability to use it without ever lifting a finger.
When I’m cooking, I don’t want to use my hands to crank up the volume or play a program. That’s one of the main reasons I purchased the Echo Show for my kitchen.
It’s a piece of cake after you get the hang of the different instructions.
“Alexa, play Stranger Things from Netflix” is all you need to do to watch the show.
The Echo Show will start playing the title from where you left off automatically.
Alexa, show me comedy on Netflix if you don’t know what you want to watch. You’ll be able to see all of Netflix’s comedy selections on your Echo Show.
Using voice commands like “Alexa, pause” or “Alexa, fast forward 30 seconds” when a program or movie is playing allows you to make quick changes to the audio or video.
Check out the “How to utilize voice-activated controls with Netflix” page for a complete list of commands.
Finally, in 2021, Netflix will be available on all of Amazon’s Echo Show devices after years of delays.
It’s simple to use, and it’s already installed. Simply say “Alexa, open Netflix” and then enter your Netflix password and email to log in.
It’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to utilize voice commands to play your movie/show on the Echo Show.
Even though this one was a little delayed, it’s fantastic to see Amazon listening to their consumers. The Echo Show has another more reason to be adored!