The Amazon Echo Spot is a great smart speaker, and while it’s versatile enough to be used anywhere, many people ask us how to turn off the camera.
Alexa is perfect for working as a bedside clock, clock radio, a way to start your morning routine, and any other Alexa smart commands you might need, and as such, the Echo Spot is a companion to perfect bedside. But it’s not unreasonable to find this camera a little scary.
Fortunately, it’s easy to turn the camera off on Alexa’s smart speakers with displays – and there are a few ways to do it.
First of all, if you want a private moment, you can use the mute button (shown below) on the top of your Echo Spot, however, this will also mute the mic, so this is not a long-term peace of mind option. If you really want to, follow the steps below.
1. Use your voice
Say it Alexa, turn off the camera and Amazon’s voice assistant will please you.
2. Deactivate with the screen
If you want to physically activate it and not take Alexa’s word, you can do so through the Echo Spot’s touchscreen.
Swipe down from the top of the screen and press the Settings menu – originally it was a cog. Scroll to Device options and turn off the camera. You will have to accept that this will affect some functionality i.e. video calling.
Again, the process here works the same on Echo Show as it does on Echo Spot. However, with the Echo Show more geared towards video calling, keep in mind that you will lose access to this feature if you turn off the camera (duh).
1. Slide your finger from the top of the screen
2. Choose Settings
3. Choose Device options
4. Disable Activate the camera