Amazon echo dot setup

This article shows you how to setup Amazon Echo Dot with the wireless network. Basically, this amazon echo dot setup applies to any version of Amazon Echo [1st and 2nd generation].

If you have got a new Alexa hands-free voice-controlled device looking for an insanely super-easy way to set it up for responding to voice commands and play your music, read your audiobooks, get weather reports, sports scores, and so much more; here you have come.

This amazon echo dot setup is a very simple one, so let's get started.

Amazon Echo Dot Setup [Easy Steps]

#1. Get your Amazon Alexa smart device and place it in a central area of your room. Make sure it's placed between 8 to 20 centimeters from walls and windows.

#2. Download the Alexa app and sign in

Why do you need to download this app? With the Alexa app, you can connect to your echo devices to manage your alarms, play music, access shopping lists, and much more. The Alexa app is available on phones and tablets running fire OS of 3.0 or higher. The app also works perfectly on Android 5.0 or higher, iOS 9.0 and above.

To download the Alexa echo app, simply visit the app store on your mobile device and search for "Alexa app." Then follow the instructions and download the app to your smartphone.

#3. Turn on Amazon Echo 

Plug the included power adapter into Amazon Echo 2nd generation and then into a power outlet. The light ring on Echo (2nd Generation) turns blue, and then orange. When the light turns orange, Alexa greets you.

#4. Connect Echo to a Wi-Fi network

To connect echo to Wi-Fi, simply open the Alexa app, let it search through the available networks. Select your wireless network from the list. Finally, enter your Wi-Fi password and click the  connect button. How to connect echo to Wi-Fi? It's very simple, open the left navigation panel and then select Settings ==> Select your device and then select Update Wi-Fi. If you're adding a new device to your account, select Set up a new device instead ==> On your Echo device, press and hold the Action button until the light ring changes to orange. Your mobile device will then connect to your Echo device. A list of available Wi-Fi networks appear in the app ==> Select your Wi-Fi network and enter the network password (if required). If you don't see your Wi-Fi network, scroll down and select Add a Network (for hidden networks) or Rescan ==> Select Connect. After your device connects to your Wi-Fi network, a confirmation message appears in the app. You're now ready to use Alexa.

Note: If your Echo doesn't connect to your Wi-Fi network after all these steps, unplug and then plug the device into a power outlet to restart it. If you still have trouble, reset your Echo to its factory settings and set it up then try to connect again. Once it gets connected, congratulations! You can now talk to Alexa.

#5. Start Talking to Alexa

You can now use your Amazon Echo device. To get started, say the "wake word" and then speak naturally to Alexa. Your Echo device is set to respond to the voice commands "Alexa" by default, but you can change it at any time. You can as well connect smart home devices or an external speaker.

Moreover, follow the official instructions for amazon echo dot setup in the app to connect your Amazon Echo [1st and 2nd Generation] to a Wi-Fi network in a very simplest form.

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Safe Milli

Safe Milli is a graduate of FPI, he studied office technology and management. He is a young enterpreur who loves to share his thoughts on latest technology trends, new business ideas and opportunities, how-tos related topics. You can chat with him on Facebook for enquiry.

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