Amazon Echo Setup

Alexa is a virtual voice assistant available in every Amazon Echo device and she becomes more quintessential when a user adds more skills to her. With Alexa echo setup, you can control the different smart home devices like switches, thermostats, TV, lights and more. So, if you have just purchased an Amazon Echo device and wants to use it, read on the given instructions and complete the echo setup.

It is not difficult to setup echo app. In this guide, we will provide you all the information that you need to know to run your Alexa app.

In short, you have to:

  • Connect your Echo device to the power source.

  • Turn on the device and install the Amazon Alexa app on it.

  • Click the ‘Devices’ icon and ‘+’ symbol.

  • Follow the provided instructions to connect Amazon Echo to the wireless network.

  • Your Alexa is all set to use.

How to set up the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device?

First of all, you need to unbox your Echo or Echo dot device by removing the plastic protection from the unit.  After that, attach the power cable to the device and plug it in to the power socket.

On the top, you will see LED circling and  after a while, Alexa will inform you to complete the Alexa echo setup process through the app. If you have not installed the Alexa app yet, install it now on your smartphone or Amazon tablet.

For an Amazon echo setup, you need an Amazon account. If you do not have an account, you need to create the one. Just sign up at Without an Amazon account, you can not use your Echo device.

Note: For Amazon echo setup, you do not need to have Amazon Prime Subscription but, you will miss out some amazing features like the ability to play the songs from Amazon library.

  • Open the Alexa app.

  • Tap on the Devices Tab and click on the ‘+’ symbol present at the top.
  • Click the ‘Add Device’ option and then the Amazon Echo.

  • Click on the Echo Model you have purchased and you will the device appearing in the list on the ‘Select your Amazon Echo’ page.  Select your language.

One thing you have to make sure is that there must be an orange light on your Amazon Echo device for the Alexa app for echo setup. If you are unable to see the light, you need to reset the device.  Every Echo model has a different reset process. Thus, you need to follow the instructions accordingly.

However, if you see the orange light on your device, you can tap to Continue and choose the WiFi network to get connected. If prompted, you have to provide the WiFi password to get connected. Once you are done, wait for a while and you will see a message on your screen saying that ‘Your Echo is Online’.

Now, your Alexa echo app setup is complete and Alexa must announce that she is all set to go. Now, you can start using your Amazon Echo device. Try by saying ‘Alexa’ How’s the weather? Alexa will respond with current weather details.

Important:If you own multiple Echo device, you need to set up each of them individually in the Alexa app with the help of the process discussed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alexa is a default Wake Word but, it is not mandatory that you have to say Alexa every time using the device. You can change this default wake word to ‘Echo’, ‘Amazon’ or ‘Computer through the Alexa settings. But remember, you can not choose your customized wake word.

To go to the Settings, tap on the 3 horizontal bars present the top-left side of the app and from the menu, choose ‘Settings’.

You can make the Alexa app more useful by setting up the location in the application. You can do this again through the settings. There is also a section named as ‘things to try’ which can provide brief information about the Alexa App capabilities.

  • You can ask your Alexa device to play the music.

  • She can read the news for you.

  • Setup the Alarms.

  • Stream songs from the Amazon library.

  • Call and message anyone almost hands-free.

  • Control Compatible smart home device.

There are so many other tasks that Echo Setup  can do for you. To know more, you can refer to the Echo dot user guide.

  • Download and setup echo app on your Android or iPhone device.

  • Get an Echo to connect the device.

  • Also, get an Echo speaker which is compatible with the echo connect.

  • Plugin the device to your home internet or phone line.

Important–  If you want this to work, then you should have landline or VOIP.

  • Connect your echo device to the internet.

  • Test the system by making a call to a friend or family member.

Different tasks that Alexa can perform for you.

How can I reset my Amazon Echo device?

  • If you are getting any error in the Amazon Echo device, then a reset can help you to fix the problem. After reset, you need to re-register your device for using it.

  • You can find the reset button present on the base of your device.

  • Press the reset button and hold it for a few seconds until you see the light turn to turn off and on. When the light ring is orange, your device will enter the setup mode.

  • Connect the Echo device to WiFi and register the device Amazon account with Alexa app.

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