Taking the technology world by a storm is the Alexa app and the Echo Devices designed by Amazon. The Alexa app lives in the Echo products as a voice generator that takes and delivers your orders. You can play music from your playlists, lookup on weather, traffic and other real-time updates, set alarms and reminders and do many more things using the app and the device. It only gets better with its compatibility with other smart devices. Connect Alexa to other smart devices in your house and have complete control over them. You can open/shut garage doors, turn on and off lights and do so much more with just your voice commands. Here is a simple guide on how you can comfortably register and set up Alexa Echo Wi-fi network to your Echo devices:
The app is free to download in the appstore of your smart phone. This is the first and most important step in your set up process. The app can be downloaded only if you have one of the following operating softwares:
You can also download the app from your laptop or computer through one of the following browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher) at https://alexa.amazon.com
You are now required to turn on your Echo device by switching on the action button. The blue light will turn orange, and your device will greet you with an inbuilt voice. Ensure that your device is plugged in to the power adapter and charger at all times and is placed in a comfortable position away from walls and other obstructions for easy use.
You will automatically be guided by your device on how to connect to an available Wi-Fi network. Make sure you have a strong network connection for effective communication and use of the device. The instructions given by the device is easy to understand and follow.
Call out the woke word “Alexa” to get started. Speak in natural and free flowing sentences for the device to pick up your language and tone easily. You can always change the default woke word to some other option given to you in your settings.
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Amazon’s voice enabled digital assistant, Alexa, is becoming increasingly popular due the variety of functions it can perform. Just call “Alexa” and it responds instantly to the commands. Alexa can help you stream music, control smart home devices, help order food, check the weather, schedule tasks, maintain shopping lists and even manage your calls and messages.
Maintained on a cloud, Alexa is continuously updated and customised to user preferences and behavior. The more you interact with Alexa, the more it learns about your vocabulary, day tasks and voice modulations. Combined with other apps and smart devices, Alexa becomes a more intricate part of your life with increased functionalities.
Amazon has launched many Alexa compatible devices which can be easily setup to give the platform to employ this digital personal assistant. Amazon’s Echo smart speaker was the first such device launched in 2014. It has undergone many changes aesthetically as well as functionally.
It is powered by Dolby for crisp and immersive sound experience.
To register and setup Alexa Echo on WiFi network, one has to download the latest version of Amazon’s Alexa app. This app is available on Android, iOS and Amazon app stores. Alexa app is compatible with Android devices with 5.0 or higher platform versions. Similarly, for iOS, the platform needs to be 9.0 or higher.
Login to the app with an existing amazing account or create a new one. This helps register your device with Amazon. The setting tab on the app menu provides step-by-step instructions to setup Alexa Echo on WiFi network. Echo can only work on dual-band WiFi network and is not compatible with peer-to-peer wireless networks.
To start the setup process, it is important to plug in the Echo device with uninterrupted power supply. Make sure the device is close to you as the set up requires you to press the ‘Action’ button found on the top of the device. The device will flash an orange light on the ring which will indicate that the device is connecting to WiFi.
The app also prompts the user to connect to a customized Amazon wireless network that appears right after the orange light flashes. This helps secure a connection between the device, the app and the WiFi. You can then choose your preferred wireless network. The app also lets you update wireless network is switching to another one.
Once the setup is complete, Alexa is ready to take commands and help make your life easier.