Amazon Echo is a revolutionary tech gadget that has completely changed the landscape of smart home systems. In a nutshell, Amazon Echo is a smart voice assistant that operates on the voice commands and perform the given tasks quickly and accurately.

Amazon Echo, a 9-inch long device has become a common household commodity in the past few years, with every person willing to have such an incredible device to manage and control their home lighting systems, speakers, fans and other devices that are connected to a smart hub system.

From booking cabs to knowing the latest weather condition and from finding and playing your favorite music to creating a shopping list, Amazon Echo is apt in doing all the tasks. In order to know the exact weather conditions in your city, you will have to share the location related information. Amazon Echo has made lives easier for its users, which is why the device has gained a lot of popularity from the day it was launched on the market.

In order to enjoy the benefits of Amazon Echo, it is important to pay attention towards the Amazon Echo setup process. Although there is no rocket science involved in setting up the device, yet you have to follow the steps in the right way in order to avoid any issues later on.

How to install and set up the Amazon Echo Controller?

  1. Download Alexa App on your phone and sign up

Alexa app is the software control unit for Amazon Echo. You can download Alexa app free of cost from the Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store. Using Alexa App, you can easily set up your device, play your favorite music files, manage alarms and shopping lists.

If using Apple iPhone, you can download the app if the iOS version is 8.0 or higher. Whereas for Android smartphones, Alexa app is going to work if the Android version is 4.4 or higher. Alexa app will work on Kindle eReaders as well, given that the device is working on Fire OS 3.0 or higher. You won’t find any difficulties in downloading and installing Alexa setup app.

If you have an account on Amazon.com, then you can use the same login credentials to sign into Alexa app, as you are using Amazon product, so one account will work for all. Your Amazon login credentials will be used to operate Amazon Alexa account.

  1. Turn on Amazon Echo

Unwrap your Echo device now and start with the connections. Plug one end of the power cable into the power input port on Amazon Echo with the adapter connecting into the power outlet. Turn on the power, and you will see a light appearing on the Amazon Echo. You will see a blue light, which then turns to orange. Once you see the orange light, the Amazon Echo will greet you. You can go to www Amazon com Echosetup to find more details on how to easily setup Amazon Alexa.

  1. Connect Amazon Echo To WiFi network

Amazon Echo is only going to work if it is connected to an internet network. So, you need to connect the Echo to the Wi-Fi network that you have connected your other devices to. Amazon Echo connects to dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) networks that make use of 802.11a/b/g/n standard. Amazon Echo can’t be connected to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) networks.

Follow below-mentioned steps to connect Amazon Echo with a screen to Wi-Fi.

  1. From the home screen of your Amazon Echo, swipe down from the top and select ‘Settings’. You can also say ‘Go to Settings’ and the device will follow your command.
  2. Select ‘Wi-Fi’.
  3. In order to connect to a specific network, you need to select that network and then, follow the prompts that you see on the screen.
  4. If your network isn’t listed on the list of networks, then you can add a network or find advanced Wi-Fi options, which you can do by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

Follow below-mentioned steps for Amazon Echo WiFi setup:

  1. Turn on your phone, open ‘Alexa app’, and then go to ‘Menu’ followed by selecting ‘Alexa devices’.
  2. Select your Amazon Echo device from the list.
  3. Select the ‘Change’ option, which is given right next to ‘Wi-Fi network’. In case, you want to add a new device to your account, you will have to select ‘Add Alexa Device’ instead.
  4. On your Amazon Echo, you need to press and hold ‘Action’ button until you see the light ring is changed to orange. Your smartphone is going to connect to Amazon Echo and you will see a list of available Wi-Fi networks in the Alexa app.

Note: Alexa app may ask you to connect your smartphone to Amazon Echo manually through Wi-Fi settings.

  1. Select your Wi-Fi network followed by entering the password for the network. If you don’t see your Wi-Fi network, then scroll down followed by selecting ‘Add a Network’ or rescan. If the device isn’t able to connect to Wi-Fi, then take the Amazon Echo help from experts.
    1. MAC Address: If you are looking to add an Alexa device to your router’s list of approved devices, then you need to provide your Alexa device’s MAC address. If you want to find your MAC address info, then go to Alexa app menu followed by selecting ‘Alexa Devices’. Select your device followed by selecting ‘About’.
    2. Save your Wi-Fi password to Amazon: If you save Wi-Fi password during setting up the device, then that password will appear automatically once you connect a new Alexa device to the same wireless network. No matter if you switch between saved Wi-Fi networks, the password will be remembered.
    3. Connect to a public network: If you have the necessary information to be able to connect to a public network, then enter it. That information can’t be saved to Amazon, so you will have to get in touch with the network owner for more info.
  2. Select ‘Connect’ in order to connect Alexa to WiFi, and once you’re connected, you will see a confirmation message appearing in the app. Now, you can use Alexa.
  1. Talk to Alexa

After your Amazon Alexa setup has been done properly, you can start using your Amazon Echo without any problem. You just need to say the ‘Wake Word’ followed by what you want Amazon Echo to do for you. By default, the wake word is going to be ‘Alexa’, but you can change the wake word if you want. In order to change the wake word, go to Alexa app settings and then, enter the new wake word. Take Amazon Alexa help in case you aren’t able to change the wake word.

  1. Connect Amazon Echo to an External Speaker

Although Amazon Echo consists of a decent speaker, if you are not satisfied with the volume of the built-in speaker of the device, then you can connect Amazon Echo to speakers with a bigger sound output. You can connect via an audio cable or through Bluetooth. The process to connect Amazon Echo to Bluetooth speaker is rather easy, as you need to turn on the Bluetooth functionality of Amazon Echo.

In case, you come across any problem in setting up Alexa app or changing the wake word, then you can take Amazon Echo support. Get the right assistance at the right time to avoid more problems later on.

After Alexa Amazon Setup, you will either be able to use Amazon Echo to its full potential or come across several issues. Let us go through different problems that could arise in the Amazon Echo.

  1. Unable to connect Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi network.
  2. Can’t download Amazon Alexa app on Android phone.
  3. Alexa app not working in Apple iPhone 8.
  4. Unable to connect Amazon Echo to computer.
  5. Problems logging into Amazon com Echo setup page.
  6. Alexa not responding to commands.
  7. Can’t connect Alexa to Bluetooth devices.
  8. Unable to change ‘Wake Word’.
  9. Can’t perform Alexa Echo setup.
  10. Unable to stream anything from streaming devices using Amazon Alexa.
  11. Alexa app not setting up on Samsung smartphone.
  12. The ring light on Amazon Echo doesn’t change from blue to orange.
  13. Can’t connect Amazon Echo to the TV.
  14. Unable to turn on Amazon Echo.
  15. Not hearing a word from Alexa, although Amazon Echo is working fine.
  16. Amazon Echo light control feature not working.
  17. Can’t do Alexa setup Wifi.
  18. Unable to install Echo despite following the right steps.
  19. Unable to open Amazon Alexa settings.
  20. Can’t connect Amazon Echo with smart hub system at home.

Get Amazon Echo tech support for all problems befalling Amazon Echo

If you are dealing with the aforementioned problems, then you can call at Echo customer service number for the best assistance. You can even take Amazon Echo support if your problem isn’t listed above because a reliable support will help fix all the problems regardless of whether those are listed on their website or not.

The success story of Amazon Echo has inspired the company to experiment and come up with more smart voice assistants. After Amazon Echo consolidated its position, Amazon decided to launch two new models, which are the Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Echo Tap. Both devices are promising and consist of the majority of the Amazon Echo’s features. Amazon Echo Dot has gained a decent market since the day it was launched and is being sold like hot cakes in several Asian countries as well.

In order to use Amazon Echo Dot, it is important that you perform the Amazon Echo Dot setup in the right way. The steps of the same are given below:

Amazon Echo Dot can be placed in a host of locations including your bedroom, living room, and kitchen counter, etc. Amazon Echo Dot can be used without other Alexa devices.

  1. Download Alexa app and sign in

Alexa app is the software control unit for Amazon Echo. You can download Alexa app free of cost from the Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store. Using Alexa App, you can easily set up your device, play your favorite music files, manage alarms and shopping lists.

If using Apple iPhone, you can download the app if the iOS version is 8.0 or higher. Whereas for Android smartphones, Alexa app is going to work if the Android version is 4.4 or higher. Alexa app will work on Kindle eReaders as well, given that the device is working on Fire OS 3.0 or higher. You won’t find any difficulties in downloading and installing Amazon Dot setup app.

If you have an account on Amazon.com, then you can use the same login credentials to sign into Alexa app, as you are using Amazon product, so one account will work for all. Your Amazon login credentials will be used to operate Amazon Alexa account.

You can also go to https://alexa.amazon.com from Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 or higher on your computer with Wi-Fi capability.

  1. Turn on Echo Dot

It is advised to place your Echo Dot in a central location and at least 8 inches or 20 cm away from walls and windows. You need to plug the power adapter into the device and then into a power outlet. The light ring on the device will turn blue followed by orange. As soon as the light turns orange, Alexa will greet you.

  1. Connect Echo Dot to Wi-Fi Network

You will find all the instructions about connecting Echo Dot to a Wi-Fi network in the Alexa app.

Amazon Echo is only going to work if it is connected to an internet network. So, you need to connect the Echo to the Wi-Fi network that you have connected your other devices to. Amazon Echo connects to dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) networks that make use of 802.11a/b/g/n standard. Amazon Echo can’t be connected to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) networks.

Follow below-mentioned steps to connect Amazon Echo with a screen to Wi-Fi.

  1. From the home screen of your Amazon Echo, swipe down from the top and select ‘Settings’. You can also say ‘Go to Settings’ and the device will follow your command.
  2. Select ‘Wi-Fi’.
  3. In order to connect to a specific network, you need to select that network and then, follow the prompts that you see on the screen.
  4. If your network isn’t listed on the list of networks, then you can add a network or find advanced Wi-Fi options, which you can do by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

Follow below-mentioned steps for Amazon Echo WiFi setup:

  1. Turn on your phone, open ‘Alexa app’, and then go to ‘Menu’ followed by selecting ‘Alexa devices’.
  2. Select your Amazon Echo device from the list.
  3. Select the ‘Change’ option, which is given right next to ‘Wi-Fi network’. In case, you want to add a new device to your account, you will have to select ‘Add Alexa Device’ instead.
  4. On your Amazon Echo, you need to press and hold ‘Action’ button until you see the light ring is changed to orange. Your smartphone is going to connect to Amazon Echo and you will see a list of available Wi-Fi networks in the Alexa app.

Note: Alexa app may ask you to connect your smartphone to Amazon Echo manually through Wi-Fi settings.

  1. Select your Wi-Fi network followed by entering the password for the network. If you don’t see your Wi-Fi network, then scroll down followed by selecting ‘Add a Network’ or rescan.
    1. MAC Address: If you are looking to add an Alexa device to your router’s list of approved devices, then you need to provide your Alexa device’s MAC address. If you want to find your MAC address info, then go to Alexa app menu followed by selecting ‘Alexa Devices’. Select your device followed by selecting ‘About’.
    2. Save your Wi-Fi password to Amazon: If you save Wi-Fi password during setting up the device, then that password will appear automatically once you connect a new Alexa device to the same wireless network. No matter if you switch between saved Wi-Fi networks, the password will be remembered.
    3. Connect to a public network: If you have the necessary information to be able to connect to a public network, then enter it. That information can’t be saved to Amazon, so you will have to get in touch with the network owner for more info.
  2. Select ‘Connect’ in order to connect Alexa to WiFi, and once you’re connected, you will see a confirmation message appearing in the app. Now, you can use Alexa.

Tips:

  1. If the setup process doesn’t start automatically, you need to press and hold ‘Action’ button on Echo Dot until the light ring turns orange. Open the Alexa app, then go to ‘Menu’ and select ‘Alexa Devices’ followed by ‘Add Alexa Device’.
  2. If the device is not connecting to the Wi-Fi network, restart the device by unplugging and plugging the device. If the problem persists, reset the device to factory settings followed by setting up again.
  1. Talk to Alexa

After Alexa Dot setup has been done properly, you can start using your Echo Dot without any problem. You just need to say the ‘Wake Word’ followed by what you want Echo Dot to do for you. By default, the wake word is going to be ‘Alexa’, but you can change the wake word if you want. In order to change the wake word, go to Alexa app settings and then, enter the new wake word.

  1. Connect Echo Dot to an External Speaker:

Although Echo Dot consists of a decent speaker, if you are not satisfied with the volume of the built-in speaker of the device, then you can connect Echo Dot to speakers with a bigger sound output. You can connect via an audio cable or through Bluetooth. The process to connect Amazon Echo Dot to Bluetooth speaker is rather easy, as you need to turn on the Bluetooth functionality of Amazon Echo Dot.

If you have performed the Echo Dot setup in the right way, then you will not find any issue accessing the device. But, if there is some issue in Amazon Alexa Dot setup process, then you will encounter a number of problems.

Let us delve into issues that you could experience in Amazon Echo Dot:

  1. Unable to setup Amazon Echo Dot.
  2. Echo Dot is not responding.
  3. Can’t reset Echo Dot.
  4. Unable to connect Echo Dot to TV.
  5. Can’t connect Echo Dot to WiFi.
  6. Echo Dot keeps losing connection.
  7. No sound.
  8. Echo Dot error 10.2.17.5.1.
  9. Unable to register Echo Dot on Alexa app.
  10. Can’t install Echo Dot in a particular room.
  11. Unable to perform Alexa Echo Dot setup on Android phone.
  12. Can’t open Alexa app in Apple iPhone X.

For all the aforementioned issues, you can get the best Amazon Echo Dot support on the web. It is important to take expert consultation for all the issues are mentioned above along with those, which are not.

Only the best Amazon Echo Dot help can provide you with the right assistance to eradicate all the issues befalling Echo Dot.

Similar to Amazon Echo Dot is Amazon Tap, which consists of those Amazon Echo features that aren’t present in Echo Dot. The process of Amazon Tap setup is same as that of Echo Dot, plus the issues in both devices are also the same. If you come across any issue in Echo Dot at the time of setup or while using the device, then you can take Amazon Tap help from experts.

A smart voice assistance will be deemed as an asset if it is working in a proper manner. In case of a technical problem, it is suggested to take help of Amazon Alexa support by calling at Amazon Echo support number. Only experts having a vast experience in troubleshooting the issues befalling Amazon Echo will be able to assist you in the right way.