How To Setup And Use The Amazon Echo Dot And Most Alexa Devices
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You can place Echo Dot in a variety of locations, including your kitchen counter, your living room, your bedroom nightstand, or anywhere you want a voice-controlled computer. Echo Dot can be used without other Alexa devices.
Before you begin using your Echo Dot and the Alexa Voice Service, connect it to a Wi-Fi network, and then register it to your Amazon account from the Alexa app.
- Download the Alexa app and sign in.
With the free Alexa app, you can set up your device, manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more. The Alexa app is available on phones and tablets with:
- Fire OS 3.0 or higher
- Android 4.4 or higher
- iOS 8.0 or higher
To download the Alexa app, go to the app store on your mobile device and search for “Alexa app.” Then select and download the app.
You can also go to https://alexa.amazon.com from Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher) on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.
- Turn on Echo Dot.
Place your Echo Dot in a central location (at least eight inches (20 centimetres) from any walls and windows). Then, plug the included power adapter into Echo Dot and then into a power outlet. The light ring on Echo Dot turns blue, and then orange. When the light turns orange, Alexa greets you.
Note: Other USB power adapters, like phone chargers, may not provide enough power to Echo Dot.
- Connect Echo Dot to a Wi-Fi network.
In the Alexa app, follow the instructions to connect Echo Dot to a Wi-Fi network. To learn more, go to Connect Your Echo Device to Wi-Fi
- If the setup process does not automatically start, press and hold the Action button on Echo Dot until the light ring turns orange. Then, open the Alexa app, and go to Settings > Set up a new device.
- If Echo Dot doesn’t connect to your Wi-Fi network, restart Echo Dot by unplugging and plugging the device in again. If you still have trouble, reset your Echo Dot to its factory settings and set it up again. To learn more, go to Reset Your Echo Device.
- Talk to Alexa.
You can now use your Echo device. To get started, say the “wake word” and then speak naturally to Alexa. Your Echo device is set to respond to the wake word “Alexa” by default, but you can change it at any time. To change the wake word by voice, you can say, “Change the wake word.”You can also make this change in the Alexa app, by going to Settings, selecting your Echo device, and then selecting Wake word.