How to connect Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi
Did you newly get an Amazon Echo device and don’t know how to connect it to the internet? I am sure you got this device to enjoy the Alexa feature in it. Here is the guide you need to help you connect the Amazon Echo device to the internet.
It is not quite difficult connecting the Amazon Echo and Alexa to Wi-fi. Let’s follow these steps below and see how it works.
Echo voice base service is simply named “Alexa”. In order to proceed, you’ll have to download the Amazon app for either Android or IOS in order to allow the Echo speaker to function well with help of an external device.
Once all that’s done, plug the Amazon Echo into a power outlet which starts blinking orange meaning you’re actually on the right track.
How to Get Amazon Alexa and Echo to a Wi-Fi
It takes few seconds to connect both an Amazon Echo and Alexa to Wi-Fi. Alexa is simply the name of the name of the Echo’s voice-based service. However, the moment you connect you Echo to the internet, Alexa is automatically activated as well.
First, you’re required to download the Amazon Alexa app for your Android or iOS devices in order to connect Echo to Wi-Fi. Reason being Echo is a speaker that requires help from an external device to connect to the internet.
After installing the app, click on the More at the bottom right of the page. Tap Add Device, then Amazon Echo. To get is setup, tap Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and More.
How to Get Amazon Echo and Alexa Connected to A New Wi-Fi Network
To get your Echo changed to a different network, you don’t have to go through the process resetting or setting it up again. Here’s all you have to do:
- Start the Alexa app again.
- Head to Devices.
- Click to Echo & Alexa.
- Select your echo.
- Next, tap Change right beside Wi-Fi Network.
What If Alexa Doesn’t Connect To Wi-Fi Anymore?
- Recheck your connection just to be on a safer side, might turn out to be poor network or no data at all.
- Try restarting the device.
- Factory reset the Echo and try reconnecting.
- Make sure there’s no hinderance nor obstruction to the network. Sounds a bit unusual but funny enough distance might stand as a hindrance, a wall too can do same.
Getting your Amazon Echo and Alexa online or reconnecting back to Wi-fi isn’t difficult regardless of it being your first time trying or not.