How to Change the Clock Face on the Echo Spot

Quickly customize your Echo Spot with a personal photo or image

What to Know

  • From the Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. If you see a down arrow appear, swipe again.
  • Tap the gear icon: Settings > Home & Clock > Clock & Photo Display, then choose the image theme or picture displayed.
  • Connect your Facebook or Amazon photos in the Alexa App by selecting More > Settings > Photos.

The Amazon Echo line, until recently, had one thing in common—the lack of a visual interface. Every command or request needed to be presented in an audio format. The Echo Spot is changing up the look and feel of the device with a new screen and customizable visual interface. Here's what it takes to change the clock face and background image on the new Amazon Echo Spot.

How Do I Display the Clock on the Echo Spot?

In addition to the audio commands the Echo Spot understands, the new Echo Spot and Echo Show provide a visual interface and camera that lets you watch videos or video chat with friends and family. When it’s not in use, it can show the time, the weather, or any number of built-in widgets.

Like its predecessors, setting up your Echo Spot starts by turning it on. Plug it in and wait for the display to light up. You’ll get a greeting from Alexa, and from there, you can start setting up your display and choosing your features. If this is your first time setting up your Echo Spot device, follow the steps below.

  1. Connect to your Wi-Fi network and sign into your Amazon account on the Echo Spot.

  2. Name your Echo device.

  3. Download the Alexa App to further customize your Echo Spot.

The clock display is the default setting unless you’re interacting with the Echo Spot. If there is anything else displayed on the screen, simply tap Home.


You can also set it to cycle through multiple home screen cards, such as Weather, Things To Try, Messaging, Notifications, Calendar Reminders, and more.

How Do I Change the Clock Face on My Amazon Echo Spot?

After you see your clock face displaying properly, it's time to customize your Echo Spot screen.

To change your clock face on your Amazon Echo Spot:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and go to Settings.

    Settings gear highlighted in the Echo Spot clock face menu

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  2. Tap Home & Clock.

    Home and Clock highlighted in clock face settings on Echo Spot

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  3. Tap Clock & Photo Display.

    Clock and Photos Display highlighted in Echo Spot settings

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To set a personal background image as your clock face, make this change from the Alexa companion app. Go into the Settings menu and choose Select Device. Then, scroll down to Home & Clock Background and tap Choose New Photo. From there, you can upload the photo of your choice.

How Do You Make the Clock Bigger on the Echo Spot?

If the clock is too small to spot from across the room, you’ve got a few options to try. Start by swiping down from the top of the screen and choosing Settings > Home & Clock > Clock & Photo Display, and adjust the clock and photo display appearance to your liking.

It might take a bit of trial and error to figure out what setting will work best for you, depending on where your Echo Spot is located.

How Do I Change My Echo Spot Picture?

Changing the picture on your Echo Spot is just as easy as changing the clock settings. You’ll need the Alexa app on your mobile device to connect your pictures to the device.

  1. If you haven't already, connect your Echo Spot device to the app.

  2. From the Home screen, choose Settings > Home & Clock > Clock & Photo Display > Personal Photos.

    Personal Photos highlighted in Echo Spot settings

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  3. Tap Photo Display and choose between the background options of Amazon Photos, Facebook, or Alexa App Photo.

  4. In the Alexa App, select More > Settings > Photos to link your accounts.

  • How do I get the digital clock on my Echo Spot?

    To switch between the digital and analog clock, go to Settings > Home & Clock > Theme. You can choose from multiple default analog and digital watch faces.

  • Why is my Echo Spot clock red?

    The numbers on your clock turn red when Night Mode is activated. If you see a red light on your Echo Spot, that means your microphone is muted.

  • Is the Echo Spot still available?

    No. The Echo Spot has been discontinued by Amazon. You may still be able to find one used or refurbished online.

  • Which device replaced the Echo Spot?

    The Amazon Echo Show can do everything the Echo Spot can do and much more. For example, you can browse the web, make video calls, and watch Amazon Prime Video.

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