Setting up Echo Dot is not that difficult as many would say it is. You need to have the right set of steps to set up Echo Dot. In case, you come across any issue, then you can get in touch with experts to complete the setup process properly.
Echo Dot, a beautiful device by Amazon is being sold like hot cakes. Echo Dot is basically a smaller, smarter and cuter version of Amazon Echo. You can place this device in any room of your house and can control a host of devices through it. Echo Dot has a unique feature, i.e., it can be used without other Alexa devices.
Before you start using your Echo Dot and Alexa Voice Service, you need to connect it to a Wi-Fi network followed by registering it to your Amazon account by taking help of Alexa app. You will have to follow below-mentioned steps to do that:
Download Alexa app and sign in
Alexa app can be downloaded for free, so install the app and set up your device, manage shopping lists, alarms, music and tonnes of other things. Alexa app is available on devices running on Android, iOS and Fire OS.
In order to download Alexa app, you need to go to the app store of the respective device that you are using and then, search for ‘Alexa’ app. After that, select and download the app.
Turn on Echo Dot
You need to choose a location where you can place Echo Dot. The location needs to be at least 8 inches or 20 cm away from walls and windows. Now, plug the power adapter that is included in the package into Echo Dot, with other end going into a power outlet. Turn on the switch and you will see a light ring glowing on Echo Dot. It first turns blue and then, turns orange. When the light turns orange, Alexa is going to greet you.
Connect Echo Dot to a Wi-Fi network
In Alexa app, you will have to go through the instructions to connect Echo Dot to a Wi-Fi network. For that, here are the steps that you need to follow:
- Go to ‘Menu’ tab in the ‘Alexa app’ followed by selecting ‘Alexa Devices’.
- Select your device now.
- There will be an option named ‘change’ right next to ‘Wi-Fi network’, which you need to select. In case, you are adding a new device, then select ‘add Alexa Device’.
- Press and hold the ‘Action’ button on Echo Dot until you see the ring color changes from blue to orange. Your smartphone or tablet will connect to your Echo Dot, and then, you see a list of Wi-Fi networks that are available in the app.
- Choose your Wi-Fi network and enter the password for the network.
Talk to Alexa
Your Echo Dot is now ready to use, so just say the ‘wake word’. The default wake word is ‘Alexa’, but if you want, you can change this wake word anytime. To change the wake word by voice, all you need to say is ‘Change the wake word’. You can make the same changes in Alexa app by going to ‘Menu’ followed by selecting ‘Alexa Devices’. Select your Echo Dot device followed by selecting ‘Wake Word’.