How to Change the Amazon Account Linked to Your Echo Show Device

  • Changing the Amazon account on your Echo Show is a straightforward process, but requires deregistering the previous account first.
  • You can deregister an account either through the Amazon website or by factory resetting the Echo Show device itself.
  • After deregistering, you’ll be prompted to set up the new Amazon account during the initial device setup.
  • All purchased content will remain tied to the respective Amazon accounts in the cloud, so you won’t lose any data when switching accounts.
  • Amazon allows only one account to be active on an Echo Show at a time, unlike some other Alexa devices that support multiple accounts.

Switching the Amazon account associated with your Echo Show is a simple process, though it requires a few steps. Since the Echo Show is designed to work with only one Amazon account at a time, you’ll need to first deregister or remove the existing account before being able to add a new one.

There are two main methods for deregistering an Amazon account from your Echo Show:

Deregister Through the Amazon Website

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account on the website.
  2. Click on the account menu dropdown and select “Content & Devices“.
  3. Under the “Devices” tab, select your Echo Show.
  4. Click “Deregister” from the options on the left side.

This will unlink your Amazon account from the Echo Show device. The next time you power it on and connect to Wi-Fi, you’ll be prompted to set up the device with a new Amazon account.

Factory Reset the Echo Show

Alternatively, you can remove the previous account by factory resetting the Echo Show itself:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the quick settings menu.
  2. Tap the gear icon to open “Settings“.
  3. Select “Device Options“.
  4. Choose “Reset to Factory Defaults“.
  5. Confirm to reset the device.

Note: On newer Echo Show models like the 2nd Gen and Echo Show 10, there’s an option to “Reset to Factory Defaults but retain Smart Home Device Connections”. This allows you to keep any connected smart home devices set up, while still removing the Amazon account.

After the reset is complete, the Echo Show will restart and take you through the initial setup process again, where you can sign in with the new desired Amazon account.

Keeping Your Content

One important thing to note is that any content purchased through your Amazon account, such as ebooks, audiobooks, apps, or Prime subscriptions, will remain tied to that account in the cloud. So while switching accounts on your Echo Show will remove that content from the device itself, it won’t be lost permanently.

Once you’ve set up the new Amazon account, you can re-download any previously purchased items from the respective account. This ensures you don’t lose access to your digital content library when changing accounts.


Can I have multiple Amazon accounts on one Echo Show?

No, the Echo Show is designed to work with only one Amazon account at a time. If you want to switch to a different account, you’ll need to deregister or reset the device first before setting up the new account.

Will I lose my purchased content when changing accounts?

No, any content like ebooks, audiobooks, apps, etc. that you’ve purchased will remain tied to the respective Amazon account in the cloud. After setting up the new account, you can re-download that content from the cloud.

Can I share an Echo Show with multiple people in my household?

While you can’t have multiple accounts actively signed in on one Echo Show, Amazon does offer “Household” profiles that allow sharing certain digital content and Prime benefits between two adult accounts. However, only one account can be active on the Echo Show at a time.

Why would I need to change the Amazon account on my Echo Show?

There could be various reasons – you may be giving or selling the device to someone else, or perhaps you have separate personal and work Amazon accounts that you want to switch between on the Echo Show.

How often can I change the Amazon account?

Amazon doesn’t impose any limits on how frequently you can change the account linked to your Echo Show. You can deregister and set up a new account as often as needed.