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Easy Tips for Setting Up Alexa App for Amazon Echo device

Have you recently purchased the Amazon Echo device? Well! Setting up Alexa App is very important to use Echo services and connect smart home devices to control them using voice commands. Alexa lets you explore all the new and exciting smart features for music streaming, home automation, and user-friendly reminders. Once you complete the Alexa Setup, she will obey all your commands and you can ask her for any task you want. So, if you are wondering how to complete the Alexa setup, read the guide and follow all the instructions to get your task done.

Here, are the step by step instructions that can help you to complete the Alexa setup for your Echo device:

  1. Connect your Amazon Echo device to the power supply.
  2. Now, download and install the Alexa app on your smart-phone device.
  3. Tap on the ‘Devices’ icon, the ‘+’ symbol.
  4. Now, you need to follow the on-screen guidelines to connect your Amazon Echo device to the Wireless network and enter the WiFi password.
  5. Now, you are all set to use the Alexa services and enable her skills.
Do I have to say ‘Alexa’?

By default, the wake word for using the Alexa services is ‘Alexa’ that you need to put before your command to talk to your smart voice assistant. For example: if you want to know the weather update, you can simply say ‘Alexa, What is the weather today’. You can change this wake word to ‘Amazon’, ‘Computer’, and ‘Echo’. For this, you need to go to the ‘Settings’ menu in the Alexa app. You cannot use the customized Wake words to talk to Alexa.

To find the settings in the Alexa app, you can simply tap on the three horizontal bars, present on the top-left corner of the application, and select the ‘Settings’ from the menu and change your wake word.

To make the Alexa app more useful, you can simply set the location on the Alexa application. Again, you can find this option under the ‘Settings’ menu and the option is also present on the Menu page, you can modify the measurement unit for the distance and weather forecast.

Tips for using the Alexa app

Once you are done setting up Alexa app, you will definitely get eager to know what to say to her. Alexa supports the amazing skills, you can pair her with compatible devices like smart lights, thermostats, smart switches and a lot more. If your hands are dull, you can simply ask Alexa to turn off the lights saying that ‘Alexa, turn off the lights’ while walking into the darkroom.

If the Alexa application unable to control something directly, and need the user to enable the skill, then you just need to use the name in your command.

For example: if you are using the Nest thermostat, you cannot just say ‘Alexa, set the heating to 20 degrees’. Instead, you have to say ‘Alexa, set ( name of the thermostat), to 20 degrees, or ‘Alexa, make the ( name of the thermostat) warmer.

If it is possible, you can change the devices name you connected to the Alexa app you can easily recognize and understand them.

So, these are the simple steps that can help you setting up Alexa app for using the Echo device, Follow the guidelines, and complete the process without any hiccups. If you still have a doubt, or you are unable to complete the Alexa setup for your device on your own, you can contact the experts and seek the professional advice to get the task done.

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