How to Connect Alexa To Wi-Fi
How to connect Alexa to Wi-Fi? – “Alexa, please play my favorite playlist,” and many more commands you can use to perform the actions.
However, when you want to use an Alexa device, the first step is connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
The devices need an internet connection that responds to the commands. Further, it fetches the information from the server and replies back to you.
When it comes to connecting your Alexa device to a Wi-Fi network, it is done in two ways.
The first method is using the Alexa app, where you set up the device. You need to follow some steps to make your device go online in no time.
The second method is connecting the Alexa device without any app. With this article, we share the steps for both ways.
Here, the screenshots are shared according to iPhone; however, the settings and user interface are almost similar for Android smartphones.
How To Connect Alexa To Wi-Fi? – Using Alexa App
Connecting your Alexa devices such as Echo or Echo dot to Wi-Fi requires some steps. Let us take a look at the same using the Alexa app.
1. Downloading & Installing Alexa App
You will require to download the Amazon Alexa app from Google Play Store or Apple Store. Make sure to download from the official source only. Once downloaded, open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Signing into Amazon Alexa
Once you open the App, you will require to sign in with your Amazon account. If you don’t have an account at the moment, you can create one right from the App. Further, you have to allow for the permissions for the App to work correctly.
3. Choosing your device from the Alexa app
Once you open the App, you need to select the Alexa device you own. In this, tap on the Devices option shown at the right bottom of the App.
4. Pick the Alexa device
Once you enter the devices section in the Alexa app setup, tap on Echo & Alexa.
5. Select the Alexa device
Now, select the Alexa device of your choice – Echo Plus, Echo dot, etc. On this screen, if you don’t see your preferred device, then choose the All devices option.
Further, you will need to reset your Alexa device if it still doesn’t show up in the list.
Friendly tip: If you forgot the device’s name, you could ask Alexa – “Alexa, what is my device name.” For this command to take place, you have probably set up Alexa on your smartphone.
6. Setup Wi-Fi network
You have picked the Alexa device from the devices list. Now, tap on it, and you will see the device settings. It includes the settings like wireless, connected devices, and general information.
From the wireless section, tap on ‘Change’ found along with the Wi-Fi network label.
7. Setup the device with a Wi-Fi network
When you tap on change in the 6th step, you will see information about pressing and holding the button.
Press and hold the button on the device. Echo smart speakers such as Echo and Echo plus shows orange ring light during setup. Once you see it, press the continue button in the Alexa app.
8. Choose a Wi-Fi network
Once the Alexa device is in setup mode, please select it from the App. Further, you have to choose the Wi-Fi network which will connect with the Alexa device.
Enter the Wi-Fi password in the App, and your device will get connected to the network.
How To Connect Alexa To Wi-Fi? – Without The Alexa App
Here, we look at the steps if you don’t have the Alexa app installed on your smartphone. Meanwhile, it is a personal preference if you don’t want to use the App.
You can also connect Alexa devices to the network using a browser.
Take a look at the steps to follow for this scenario.
1. Log in to Amazon using a web browser
The first step is to visit alexa.amazon.com in the browser of your choice (Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). Sign in with your Amazon account.
However, if you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create one from the same page.
2. Setup Alexa device
In the second step, click on the Settings link you can see in the left sidebar. Here you will see the devices section shown on the page. It will list your already set up Alexa devices, or you can set up a new device.
3. Continue setting up the Alexa device
Now, choose the device to set up and connect it with your Wi-Fi network. You can select from Echo Dot, Echo, or Echo Plus devices based on what you own.
Begin the setup by clicking on the continue button. Your Alexa device’s light will turn orange to show it’s in setup mode.
Here, you might have to press and hold the action button on the device. Once you see the orange light ring, click on continue.
4. Pick the device’s Wi-Fi network
The next step is to select the Wi-Fi network from your PC or MAC. The settings can vary based on the operating system one is using, either Windows 10 or macOS.
The network format will show as Amazon-XXX. Once you connect to the network, click on continue. Once it is set, you will see a message “Your computer is connected.”
5. Finally, select the Wi-Fi network for the Alexa device
Here you can select the Wi-Fi network to connect it with the Alexa device. Enter the Wi-Fi password, click on connect, and Voila; you are good to go. You can skip this step if you have already saved a network.
Wrap it up
There you are. You have connected your Alexa device with the home Wi-Fi network. Now you can ask it to play your favorite playlist.
Going out for a movie, do check the weather. “Alexa what’s the weather like today?” and the device replies back, “The weather is pleasant, but please stay home stay safe.”