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Alexa Turn Your Screen Off

We put our Echo Show in the bedroom. Works well there. Headlines in the morning. Music as we get ready. It’s nice.

At night though, it’s good to have it go completely dark instead of the regular screensaver thing it does.

Alexa turn your screen off

That works.

When we first got it, it would say “OK”, then the screen would go to a dimmed version and still display the time.

Then a few weeks later, the same phrase would continue to say “OK”, but turn completely off.

Just in the last few days, it just turns completely off with no verbal “OK”.

It’s kinda like it’s reading my mind, as that’s what I thought it should do all along.