Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled device that connects to Amazon's Alexa Voice Service. It can play music, find restaurants near you and browse the web for information, news, sports scores and more. Below you will find information on how to set up your Amazon Echo or Echo Spot device.
Amazon Echo requires an active WiFi connection to speak, process your commands and stream media. To get started, make sure your Echo is plugged into a power outlet and that you've downloaded the Amazon Alexa app. You'll be asked to sign in to the app using your Amazon username and password.
Connecting to Your Wireless Network
Follow the steps below to connect your Echo to your wireless network:
NOTE: The Alexa app may ask you to manually connect your mobile device to your Echo through your WiFi settings.
- Open the Alexa app, then select Settings from the menu.
- Select your device and then choose Update WiFi. If you're adding a new device to your account, select Set up a new device instead.
- Press and hold the Action button on your Echo for five seconds. The light ring will turn orange, indicating that your mobile device has connected to your Echo.
- A list of available WiFi networks will appear in the app.
- Select your WiFi network and enter the password. Skip to step 8 if the connection is successful.
- If you don't see your WiFi network, scroll down and select Add a Network (for hidden networks) or Rescan.
- If you need to add your Echo to your router's list of approved devices, scroll down to MAC address and enter the required information.
- Select Connect.
- A confirmation message will appear in the app, indicating you're connect to Wi-Fi. Select Continue to start using your Echo.
Enabling Bluetooth allows you to stream audio or music from your mobile device, including your phone or tablet. To get started, set your mobile device to Bluetooth and make sure the device is within range of your Echo.
NOTE: Phone calls, text messages and other notifications from your mobile device can't be received or read by Echo, and audio from Echo can't be sent to Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
Follow the steps below to enable Bluetooth pairing:
- Say "Pair" and Alexa will tell you when Echo is ready to pair.
- You can exit pairing mode by saying "Cancel."
- Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your mobile device and select your Echo.
- Alexa will tell you when the connection is successful.
- You are now ready to stream audio from your mobile device to Echo.
- To disconnect your mobile device from echo, say "Disconnect."
NOTE: After pairing your devices, the Echo will automatically connect when you enable Bluetooth on your mobile device and say "Connect." If your Echo is paired with multiple mobile devices, it'll connect to the most recently paired device.