How to Setup Alexa App and Device

Have you just received your brand new Echo device? Are you feeling excited about using it?

Who wouldn’t be? As one of the most popular home automation and smart speaker solutions, Amazon Echo devices and their accompanying Alexa app have become household names all over the world.

That is why if you can’t wait to start talking to your Alexa right after unboxing your Echo device, then you are not alone.

But seeing that installing and setting up these Alexa Echo devices could be difficult, you need to make sure that you understand the configuration process. Doing so ensures that you can start using your Echo devices without running into any unexpected problems along the way.

To help you with the process, here are a few steps that explain how you can setup Alexa Echo devices and their respective app with ease.

First of all, select a device of your choice from where would configure the Alexa app. It could be your Windows or Mac PC; your iPhone or iPad; or your Android powered smartphone or tablet.

If you chose to use a Windows or Mac PC, then you would need to go to the Alexa web app from your web browser. If you would rather configure the device from your smartphone or tablet, then you would need to download the iOS or Android app.

From there, you could setup these different Alexa Echo devices with ease.

How to Setup Alexa Echo

Once you understand how to go through it, the Alexa Echo setup doesn’t seem so difficult. Here are a few steps that would help you setup your Alexa Echo device.

Alexa Echo Setup
  • Using the web app or dedicated app, sign-in to your Amazon account.

  • Make sure your Echo device is on. Connect the adapter to a power outlet. The indicator light on the device should eventually turn orange.

  • Setup your device from the app. It should be already available under your Amazon credentials (if you ordered it using the same account). If it’s not appearing, then choose Set Up New Device.

  • Connect your Echo device to your Wi-Fi network.

  • Talk to Alexa and enjoy the company!

How to Setup Alexa Echo Dot

Alexa Echo Dot setup is not that different from the above step. What makes it a bit different is the unavailability of a large speaker on the device. But what Echo Dot lacks in sound, it makes up for in its compact size.

Even with a tiny size, the Echo Dot packs the same amount of functionality as its larger counterparts. That’s why setting it up is not that different of a process.

Alexa Echo Dot Setup
  • Sign-in to your Amazon account by using the web app or dedicated app.

  • Turn on the Echo Dot device by connecting it to a power outlet. Its indictor light should turn orange.

  • The device should be appearing under the app. If it is not, then select Set Up New Device and add it under the app.

  • From there, click on Settings and make sure that your device is connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network.

  • Talk to your Alexa!

How to Setup Alexa Echo Plus

It is easy to go through Alexa Echo Plus setup by following a few steps. Similar to the installation of the Echo Dot device, the steps are very easy to go through.

While Alexa Echo Plus boats of a large size as compared to other devices, it still follows almost the same installation process.

Alexa Echo Plus Setup
  • On your chosen device (PC, smartphone, or tablet), sign-in using your Amazon credentials through the web app or dedicated app.

  • Turn on the Echo Plus device and wait until its light turns orange.

  • If the device appears through the app already, you could move to the next step. If not, then you could add it to the app by choosing the Set Up New Device option.

  • Connect your Echo Plus device to your home’s Wi-Fi network.

  • Enjoy talking to Alexa!

How to Setup Alexa Echo Show

Alexa Echo Show comes with its own display, which sets it apart from most other devices (the newer Echo Dot also has its own display).

But that doesn’t mean that the Alexa Echo Show setup is any more difficult in terms of the steps that need to be followed. In fact, it’s rather easier to install.

Alexa Echo Show Setup
  • Turn on your Alexa Show device.

  • Once it is on, connect it to your home Wi-Fi network.

  • Start talking to Alexa.

Out of all devices, connecting Alexa Echo Show is the most simple. But even that could sometimes create its own issues.

In terms of setup, the other Echo devices could also run into hurdles from time to time. This could be quite stressful, especially if you have never used a home speaker or automation system before.

With that being said, you don’t need to be overwhelmed to resolve any issues. Simply reach out to us, and our professionally trained technologists will be able to setup and configure your Alexa Echo devices for you.