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Last updated: November 2019

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Adding items to your Alexa shopping list by telling Alexa is a huge time-saver. And when you’re ready to do your shopping, you can easily access your list by looking at it in the Alexa app.

How to create an Alexa shopping list

You’ll find that there is already an empty Alexa shopping list that has been created for you! To see it, follow these steps:

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  1. Open your Alexa app
  2. Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap Lists
  4. You’ll see “Shopping” at the top

How to add items

Alexa voice commands are the fastest way to add items to your shopping list

When I’m home, I always add items to my Alexa shopping list by telling Alexa with a voice command. I’m usually in the middle of doing something (such as cooking dinner) when I realize I’m almost out of xyz item (olive oil, for example). It’s a lot easier (and handsfree!) to just tell Alexa to add the item to my shopping list than to stop what I’m doing, pull out my phone and add it manually.

  • “Alexa, add bananas to my shopping list”
  • “Alexa, add bananas, detergent and milk to my shopping list” (Yes, you can now add multiple things in one command, and they’ll show up on the list as separate items)

If you’re on the go, add items in the Alexa app

If you’re not close to an Echo device, add items to your Alexa shopping list via the Alexa app.

  1. Open your Alexa app
  2. Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap Lists
  4. Tap Shopping
  5. Tap Add Item
  6. Type item name (like “Oatmeal”)
  7. Tap Done on the keyboard to add it
  8. Tap “<” in the upper left corner to navigate back to the main Lists tab

How to check off items

The easiest way to check off items is in the Alexa app

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Whether you’re shopping online from your home computer or moving through the aisles of a grocery store, I recommend that you check off items in the Alexa app as you put them in your shopping cart. It’s faster than telling Alexa to remove each item one by one. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your Alexa app
  2. Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap Lists
  4. Tap Shopping
  5. Tap the white circle next to the item you want to check off (such as “Eggs”)

All of your checked off items will move to the bottom of the shopping list under the “Completed” section (they will also be grayed out and have checkmarks).

If you want to check off items with an Alexa voice command, here’s how

“Alexa, remove bananas from my shopping list.”

While you can add multiple items to an Alexa shopping list with a single voice command, you can’t remove multiple items with a single Alexa voice command. It does not work to say “Alexa, remove bananas, olive oil and milk from my shopping list.” You would need to say 3 separate voice commands to remove these 3 items. That’s why it’s easier to just check the items off in the Alexa app.

How to see your Alexa shopping list

The fastest way to see your shopping list is in the Alexa app

It’s faster to see the list than to listen to Alexa read off each item. While we can communicate much faster speaking than we can typing, we ingest information more quickly by scanning it than by hearing it. Follow these steps to see your Alexa shopping list in the Alexa app:

  1. Open your Alexa app
  2. Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap Lists
  4. Tap Shopping to see the items on your shopping list

But if you have an Echo Show (with a screen), use a voice command to see your Alexa shopping list

“Alexa, show my shopping list.”

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Alexa will show your shopping list on your Alexa Echo Show screen so you can quickly scan and scroll through it.

If you want to hear Alexa read off your shopping list, here’s how

“Alexa, what’s on my shopping list?”

Alexa will tell you the number of items on your shopping list, read you the 5 most recently added items, ask if you’d like to hear the next 5 items, read the next 5 items, ask if you would like to hear the next 5 and so on.

Pro tips

#1. Easily create different types of Alexa lists

Just say “Alexa, create a packing list” or “Alexa, create [insert any kind of list]” to create the Alexa list of your choice. Then add (or remove) items the same way you do with the shopping list.

#2. Add multiple items to your Alexa shopping list with a single voice command

Just say “Alexa, add grapefruits, clementines and oranges to my shopping list” (it’s citrus season!) to add all 3 items at once. Amazon added this feature in September 2018, but they have not yet added the ability to remove multiple items from a shopping list with a single voice command.

#3. If you add something by mistake, you can delete it

  1. Swipe left on the row of the item you want to delete
  2. Tap “Delete”

#4. The Alexa app can find your shopping list items on Amazon

  1. Swipe left on the row of the item you want to find on Amazon
  2. Tap “More”
  3. Tap “Search on Amazon”

This will open up the Amazon app and automatically show you the Amazon search results for the shopping list item (just as if you’d opened up the Amazon app and typed that item into the search bar yourself). Pretty cool!

#5. You can also access your Alexa shopping list from the Amazon app

  1. Open the Amazon app on your smartphone
  2. Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines) icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap “Your Lists”
  4. Tap “View Lists”
  5. Tap “Alexa Shopping List”

You can also search your shopping list items from here instead of typing them into the product search bar in the app. Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Tap the 3 dots icon to the right of the shopping list item name
  2. Tap Shop on Amazon

#6. Hide the items you’ve checked off your list

That way, they won’t show up in gray at the bottom of the list.

  1. Tap the three dots on the upper right corner
  2. Select “Hide Completed”

If you want to see the items you’ve checked off, you can always select “Show Completed” (which will appear in place of “Hide Completed” once you select “Hide Completed”). Selecting “Clear Completed,” will permanently delete the completed items from the list.

#7. Easily text your shopping list from the Alexa app

This is a delightful and extremely useful feature. I use it to easily text my husband our shopping list when he does the grocery shopping.

  1. Tap the three dots on the upper right corner of the shopping list tab
  2. Select Share to bring up your phone’s sharing menu
  3. Tap Message to text to the person of your choice!

#8. Create a new Alexa shopping list for each week

Just say “Alexa, create January 28 shopping list.”

Instead of using the default shopping list in the Alexa app and continuously adding and removing items from that list, I like to create a new shopping list every week (I usually buy groceries once per week). It feels good to start from a blank list each week. Make sure you name each week’s shopping list something other than “shopping list” (since by default you already have a list called “shopping list!”). You could include the date like I did in my January 28 shopping list example.

Q. I have an Echo Show that I love using. I was at a friend’s party and saw that her Echo Show had her own family photos as the background. At first I thought the photos came with the Show or were a new Alexa skill, but then I saw photos of my friend with her family and realized that her Show was a digital photo frame.

I didn’t have a chance to ask my friend how she turned her Echo Show into a digital photo frame, but I want to do that too. I’m hoping The Wonder of Tech can do an article explaining how to do this so I and other readers can enjoy seeing our photos on our Echo Shows.

Can you help?

A. Excellent question! Yes, the Echo Show and Echo Spot can become digital picture frames, showing your digital photos as the background. Instead of choosing between the photos that come with the Echo Show and Spot, you can use your own photos as the background image, also known as wallpaper.

Which Photos Can Be Used as Background Images on the Echo Show and Spot

Amazon’s Echo Show and Spot let you choose one or multiple photos as a background image. You can use a favorite photo as the wallpaper so you see it every time you look at the screen.

You can also have all of your digital photos shown by the Show or Spot in a slide show so you’re surprised by which photos are shown.

Or, you can choose to select photos from different categories, such as sunset, beach, mountains, locations, or recent photos. Echo will suggest categories based on what you have pictures of in your digital photo library. For example, if you have a lot of sunset photos, you can have your Echo Show or Spot display a slide show of only sunset photos.

You can also use photos from other family members, if you’ve set up a Family Photo Vault.

=> Learn More at Amazon Family Vault for Photos – Another New Benefit for Prime Members

You can also create an album of Echo Photos that you use as the wallpaper for your Show or Spot. A slide show will display the photos from that album as your wallpaper. With an album you can choose exactly which photos are displayed and which aren’t.

How to Get Your Photos to Display on to Your Echo Show and Spot

There are two ways to use photos as a background on your Echo Show or Spot. You can either set this up using the Alexa app on your phone or by going to Settings on your Show or Spot.

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Using the Alexa App to Set a Photo as the Background for Your Echo Show or Spot

By using the Alexa app you can set a single photo to appear as the background of your Echo Show or Spot. To set a photo as the background for an Echo Show or Spot, open the Alexa app and choose Settings from the side menu. Tap the name of the Echo you want to show your photos.

Scroll down to Home & Clock Background, then tap CHOOSE A PHOTO.

The photos in your phone’s library will show. You can choose a single photo that will be shown as a background for your Echo Show or Spot by tapping on the photo you want to use.

How to Set Photos as a Background Using Settings on Your Echo Show or Spot

To set a photo as a background photo, or a series of photos as a slide show on your Echo Show, you must use Prime Photos. Prime Photos is a free photo service that lets you store and back up unlimited photos if you’re an Amazon Prime member.

You can download the Prime Photos app free:

Also see=> Free Unlimited Photo Storage for Amazon Prime Members!

Allow the Prime Photos app to upload your photos from your phone. After the upload is complete, you can set individual photos or a group of photos as your background on the Echo Show and Spot.

How to Set Up Using Your Photos as a Background on Echo Show

To set up Echo Show with your photos, swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap the Settings gear icon to open Settings.

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Tap Home Screen => Background => Prime Photos => Change. Then choose the album you’d like to set as your background photo. Echo will make suggestions of albums, subjects, recent photos, locations, etc.

If you choose more than one photo, a slide show will appear as your background. Photos change every 10 minutes.

How to Set Photos as a Background Using Settings on Your Echo Spot

To set up using your photos as a background for your Echo Spot, swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap the Settings gear icon to open Settings.

Tap Home & Clock =>Theme => Personal Photo. Then swipe through the different analog and digital clock faces until you find the one you want. Then tap the check ✔ to set the clock face. Choose Prime Photos, then choose which photos you want to use.

Swipe down from the top of the screen again and tap the home icon to see the new clock face on your Spot with your photos.

Ask Alexa to Play a Slideshow of Your Photos

You can ask Alexa to play a slideshow of your photos. As with using Settings on Echo, you need to have your photos in the Prime Photos app for Alexa to be able to respond to your request.

Say, “Alexa, show my photos” to have Echo display all of your photos. You can also ask Alexa to show your photos in an album or by subject. “Alexa, show my Florida Vacation album.”

You can ask Alexa to pause, resume, or go to the next or previous photo.

This video from Amazon shows how you can ask Alexa to show your photos:

Ask Alexa to Set Your Background Photos

You can also ask Alexa to set your background photos. As with using Settings on Echo, you need to have your photos in the Prime Photos app for Alexa to be able to respond to your request.

First, ask Alexa to show your photos. Then, when a photo appears you want as a background photo, say, “Alexa, set this photo as my background.”

Or, you can ask Alexa to show an album, then say, “Alexa, set this album as my background.”

Your Thoughts

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Do you like the idea of using the Echo Show or Spot as a digital photo frame? What photos would you use as a background? Would you use a single photo or a slide show as your background?

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