Considered as Siri’s top competitor, Alexa is a voice generated app designed by Amazon to be the soul of their Echo set of devices. Be it an Echo dot, echo plus, Echo look or any other echo device, Alexa brings life to the device. It is the intermediary connection between the user and the device and gets a lot of your daily chores done for you with your simple commands. You can play music from your playlists, get updated on the news or weather, set alarms and reminders, play audio books and so much more with this smart app. By connecting alexa with your other smart devices at home, you can also control your entire smart home by just using your voice.
Here is a quick guide on how you can download alexa app, connect to wi-fi and get started:
Alexa can be downloaded for free from the app store of your smart device. This is the first and most important step in the process. Your operating software needs to be compatible with Alexa to use it. Thus, ensure you have one of the following OS:
You can also download the app from your computer system or laptop at https://alexa.amazon.com. : Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher), any of these browsers can be used for the same!
Once you have downloaded the Alexa app, you are now required to turn on your Echo device. Ensure that your device is plugged in to the power adapter and charger as provided with the kit. Hold on to the action button and wait for the ring light to turn from blue to orange to get started. You will be greeted by the inbuilt speaker once the device has been turned on.
Once your device is turned on, you will be guided automatically on how to connect to the Wi-Fi. Make sure you have a strong wi-fi connection for a smooth process. The instructions are easy to understand and follow.
Once you Alexa, Echo device and Wi-fi is connected, you can get started! Call out the woke word “Alexa” for the device to pick up your command at first. This name can be changed at anytime in the settings.
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Alexa, the digital personal assistant from Amazon, can take a lot of instructions and process them just by voice commands. Alexa can stream media, update on the weather, read news and connect to smart home devices to provide fun and ease in your life. To enjoy the many perks of this cool-age digital assistant, you just have to download Alexa app and connect to WiFi.
The app lets you connect the devices where this Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive digital assistant is enabled. Amazon has built Alexa compatible devices like the Echo speaker, the Echo Dot, Fire HD tablet where you can interact with the assistant. There are other third parties devices as well which are compatible with Alexa app like switches, dimmers, cameras, home security devices and even temperature control.
This app can be downloaded from Google Play Store on Android mobile devices and is compatible with Android 5.0 or higher versions only. For iOS devices, Alexa app is available on Apple App Store and is compatible with iOS version 9.0 or higher. For desktops, the Alexa app is available from the Amazon App store. Once you download Alexa app and connect to WiFi, it is ready to be used.
To connect Alexa App too WiFi, go to menu panel on the left of the app and select ‘Settings’. If this is your first Alexa enabled device, you can find the ‘Set up a new device’ button which will take you to a list of devices. Choose your device and continue. This will lead you to ‘Connect WiFi’ message. Here is it important to plug-in the device to a power supply and follow instructions on the screen which prompt you to wait till an orange color light is flashing on the device. If the device was already active, the ‘Action’ button will need to be pressed to get the desired light.
Now the app will connect your phone to the device through a custom Amazon wireless setup. Once that connection is secure, the Alexa app will let you select your preferred WiFi connection. The app will display a message for successful connection and the device will start reflecting in your devices on the app. Here you can also update WiFi connection to a new one by tapping on an existing connected device and selecting ‘Update WiFi’ option.
The Alexa app set up and connection of devices to WiFi is easy as the app gives clear instructions on what needs to be done at every step.