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How to bring Alexa into every room of your home?

Setting Up Amazon Dot

The Amazon Echo devices are a marvelous product given its multi-tasking features. The Alexa app takes it a step forward by being able to be present in every room of your house and control and monitor various things at a time. All this can be done, by just the command of your voice. Whether it is switching between music channels, having the news or weather report read to you or controlling your smart home, by connecting to the multi-room services, Alexa helps you have a whole hand grab on the operations of your house through this device. Apart from the basics that the Amazon Echo device can do, you can also operate your smart home by Connect Echo to Wi-Fi and connecting the device to other Smart Things in and around your house. Once this connection is done, you will be able to operate switching on and off your fans and lights, opening garage doors, monitoring hallways and more. You can also turn on the multiple room features and listen to music in multiple rooms by connecting it to multiple speakers. Here is a quick step by step process on how to bring Alexa into every room of your house once the process of Setting Up Amazon Dot/Tap has been complete:

  • Once you have set up your Amazon Echo Device and Amazon Echo Wi-Fi Setting, choose the settings section available in the Alexa App
  • Scroll through the app and find an option called “Audio groups” section and choose the “multi-room” option. You need Connect Echo to Wi-Fi throughout this process
  • Groups for different sets of speakers can be created to be able to control them from anywhere in the house. Ensure the Setting Up of Amazon Dot and Amazon Echo Wi-Fi Setup is complete
  • Once this set up has been done, all you have to do is call “Alexa, *insert instruction*” and the smart cloud based app will take care of the work
Alexa Dot Setup

This multi room Alexa set up is a super easy process. Nevertheless, if you have setup problems, guidelines on Setting Up Amazon Dot/Tap can be found online to help you with sorting out the issue. You can first attempt to troubleshoot or restart the device to resolve any problems with Setting up Amazon Dot/tap or Amazon Echo Wi-Fi Setup. Enjoy the perks of the app, from anywhere in your house by using these simple set up steps.

How to Setup Your Echo Show?

Echo Show setup

Designed by Amazon to make life easier by working smarter, the Echo Show device is a boon to a smarter home. What differentiates the Echo show device from other echo products is its 7 inch touch screen. Additional to all other features, once your Echo Show Set Up is done, you can also stream and watch online videos and video call other Echo show users. Here is a clear and brief guide on how to Set Up Your Echo Show:

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Set Up Your Echo Show

1. Download the Alexa app on your device and sign

The first step would be to download the Alexa app.  You can download it for free from the appstore on your smart phone or through the web browser – https://alexa.amazon.com. Once you have downloaded the app, create an amazon account and sign in to it.  The Alexa App is mandatory in working with the device. The OS’s that are compatible with this device are:

  • Fire OS 3.0 or higher
  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • iOS 9.0 or higher

2. Turn on the Echo Show device

Inclusive of the package comes a charging cable and power adapter. The device needs to be plugged into both and then turned on. Once the device is turned on, you are required to chose a language in which you would like to use the device. An internet source, preferably Wi-Fi, is required to get your Echo Show Set Up started. Complete the Set Up Your Echo Show by signing in to your Amazon account.

Note: Try troubleshooting or restarting your device if you have any problem in your Echo Show Set Up process.

3. Talk to Alexa.

Once the light of your device turns on and your home screen opens up, your Echo Show Set Up is done and you can now use your device. “Alexa” is the woke word that you need to use to start operating your device and this can be changed while you Set Up Your Echo Show or at any point of time later on through the settings.

Make life easier by operating your smart house using the Amazon Echo Show device.

How to connect amazon echo to wifi?

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Connect Alexa to Wi-Fi

The Amazon Echo device is a smart speaker that does multiple things for you making your daily activities easier. It is voice controlled and responds to the word “Alexa”. Play music of your choice, get information from the internet, have the news or weather report read out aloud, control your smart home and many more things by just using your voice to control the device. It is a must to have set up Alexa to Wi-Fi network at all times. Have a look at the following to steps to connect Alexa to Wi-Fi and get started:

Setup Echo To Wifi
  1. Ensure that your Amazon Echo device is connected to a power outlet at all times for use.
  2. Download the Alexa App on your smart phone or tablet, create an Alexa account and sign in.
  3. Go to the settings section in the left panel of the Alexa App once you have connect Alexa to Wi-Fi
  4. Choose the “set up a new device” option
  5. To switch on your Echo device, press and hold the action button and wait for the ring light to turn orange and Alexa to greet you. Your smart phone or tablet will not get connected to your echo device
  6. Choose your home network from the list of wi-fi networks made available to you and connect Alexa to Wi-Fi
  7. Punch in the wi-fi network password to set up Alexa to Wi-fi and get connected. If you are unable to find your network, refresh and scan again. To make sure you do not make any mistakes in typing your password, choose the “show password” option
  8. Tap connect and your Echo device will be connected to your Wi-Fi network. Once you get a confirmation message, your set up Alexa to Wi-fi is complete.
Amazon Echo Tap