If you just bought a new Alexa device and thinking about how to connect Alexa to WiFi, then this article will definitely help you. Here I will show the ways to make connection between Alexa and Wifi with and without Alexa mobile app.
So be it Alexa Echo, Dot or Spot with the help of some simple steps you will be able to pair Alexa to WiFi.
The first thing you need to do is get your WiFi’s password and name handy as it will be required for the connection and in no time, you will be talking to Alexa!
Before you begin:
- Remember to plug in your Amazon device to a power outlet.
- Open the Alexa app on your phone
Now follow these steps to connect Alexa to WiFi –
How to Connect Alexa to Wifi Using App?
Open the Alexa application on your phone and sign in
Now select the name linked with your Amazon account from the list provided
After this you might be asked to give Amazon permission to access your notifications and contacts. So, either you can choose “Later” or “Allow”
Next tap on the Alexa menu button located in the upper left-hand corner of your screen and when the menu opens, go to “Settings” option
Now. tap on “Add new device” option
Later, choose the Amazon device you have (Echo, Dot, Echo plus, Tap)
Select the specific model you need to set up (Echo Dot, 2nd generation)
Reach to your plugged in Amazon device and press & hold its “Action button’
Now, select the “continue” button on Amazon app.
A list of available Wi-Fi networks will appear on the screen within the app itself.
Select the network that you wish to pair with your Amazon device and enter the WiFi password.
The app screen will show the message that it is preparing your device.
Now, your Amazon device is successfully connected to WiFi network
So, this is how you can connect alexa device to wifi using mobile app.
How You Can Connect Alexa to WiFi without App?
So, if you want to connect your Alexa device to the WiFi without using its app then you can do this with the help of your desktop or PC.
Simple follow these steps –
Open your browser and go to https://alexa.amazon.com
Now login to your account by providing your credentials
Next plug in your Amazon device to a power outlet
Wait for Amazon device light to turn on
Now, press and hold the action button for 5 seconds
Go back to the web page and click on “settings”
Next select “Set up new device” option
Choose the Amazon device you have (Echo, Dot, Echo plus, Tap) and Press “continue”
Now a list of available Wi-Fi networks will appear on the screen
Select your network and enter the password.
Click on “Continue”
After a few seconds, your Amazon device will be connected to Wi-Fi and start talking!
In short, by following these simple steps you can easily connect new alexa device with your wifi network without mobile app.
If you just followed the above steps and still was not able to connect your Amazon device to WiFi then you may want to consider trying some troubleshooting tips,
- Restart your Wi-Fi modem/router
- Restart your Alexa device
- Confirm your Wi-Fi name and password and make sure that you enter both correctly
- Move Alexa device closer to router
Hope this information about how you can connect Amazon device to WiFi at home with the help of an app or even without an app is useful. If yes, then don’t forget to share it with other users on social media.