This article will
help you connect your Echo dot to the WiFi and it will guide you through the
Amazon Alexa setup.
Download Alexa App
If you are setting up
your device through the PC or laptop then you need to download Alexaapp from
Make sure you have a
stable internet connection process through the entire process. You can also
download Alexa app from the Google app store. Alexa is compatible with iOS 9.0 or
higher, Android 4.4 or higher and Fire OS 3.0 or higher.
Next, Turn on the Echo Dot
Make sure your Echo
Dot is located in a central location of the room with ample space around it.
This will help the device work to the best of its capacity. You need to make
sure there is a minimum of 20 centimeters around the device. But don’t worry,
the device has seven in built speakers that can hear you from almost anywhere
in the room.
Now, Plug in Your Amazon Echo Dot
Plug in the Echo Dot
using the power adapter provided along with the charger. Turn on your Echo Dot
by holding down the home button.
You will see a blue light and this light will soon turn to orange. Now Alexa will welcome you.
Connect Echo Dot to the WiFi
You should have no
trouble following these instructions. Just make sure you select the right WiFi
connection and connect to it. You can also contact the helpline center for
Start Talking to Alexa
You Echo Dot setup is complete and the Echo Dot is all set to work for you now. Say ‘Alexa’
and follow it up by a command. If you want to change the wake word, you can do
so by visiting the setting sections on your Alexa app.
Connect Your Echo Dot to a Speaker
This choice is option
and it depends on your preference. You can choose to connect the Echo Dot to
any other external speaker but ensure the speakers are much more powerful than
the inbuilt ones. The inbuilt speakers are quite powerful already. You can
connect to the external speaker using a Bluetooth device or through the audio
cables that were provided.
Connect Echo Dot to Speaker
This is an optional
choice, its all depend on you. Opt to connect Echo Dot to an external speaker
only if the speaker is more powerful than the inbuilt one. The inbuilt speaker
is already very powerful.
Why connect to Alexa App
Connecting your Echo
to the Alexa app will make life much easier for you. You can get the daily news
read to you. You can listen to the weather forecast and you can set alarms and
reminders. You can also play music.
Connecting your Echo
to smart devices in your house will allow you to control your smart home. You
can shut garage doors, turn on and off lights and adjust the temperature in
your home, along with a myriad of other functions.
Hands free experience
Once you have connected to the WiFi your Amazon Alexa setup is complete. Hit the microphone button in order to have a comfortable hands free experience. Talk to Alexa is short and natural sentences for the device to pick up commands easily.
To save power
To save the device battery power press the power button and place the Echo on sleep mode to conserve energy.
If you are having trouble with your device then you can reach out to the Amazon troubleshooting team for further assistance. Visit alexa.amazon.com to read more or contact the Amazon Alexa support helpline dedicated to setup assistance.