- Download the Alexa app and sign in.Tip: Before setup, check that you have the latest version of the Alexa app in your device’s app store.
With the free Alexa app, you can set up your device, manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more. The Alexa app is available on phones and tablets with:
- Fire OS 3.0 or higher
- Android 4.4 or higher
- iOS 8.0 or higher
To download the Alexa app, go to the app store on your mobile device and search for “Alexa app.” Then select and download the app.
You can also go to https://alexa.amazon.com from Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer (10 or higher) on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.
- Turn on Amazon Echo.
Plug the included power adapter into Amazon Echo and then into a power outlet. The light ring on Amazon Echo turns blue, and then orange. When the light turns orange, Amazon Echo greets you.
- Connect Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network.
Follow the guided instructions in the app to connect Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network. To learn more, go to Connect Your Echo Device to Wi-Fi. Tip: If your Amazon Echo doesn’t connect to your Wi-Fi network, unplug and then plug the device into a power outlet to restart it. If you still have trouble, reset your Amazon Echo to its factory settings and set it up again. To learn more, go to Reset Your Echo Device.
- Talk to Alexa.
You can now use your Echo device. To get started, say the “wake word” and then speak naturally to Alexa. Your Echo device is set to respond to the wake word “Alexa” by default, but you can change it at any time. To change the wake word by voice, you can say, “Change the wake word.” You can also make this change in the Alexa app, by selecting the Devices icon . Select your Echo device, and then select Wake Word.