Echo Dot Setup - Alexa Dot Setup Guide (Laptop/Desktop)
Setting up your Alexa Echo Dot gadget for the absolute first time? Here is a step by step guide to setup Alexa Dot on Desktop or Laptop.
Plug the Alexa Echo dot into the wall. You will see that a blue ring begins to circulate around the top of the alexa dot speaker.
In about a minute, you'll hear Alexa say "hello," and then tell you to open the Alexa app to complete the setup.
If you dont have alexa app on your computer, Download it on windows or mac computer or you can access alexa app by simply visit alexa.amazon.com. Once you open the application, it will ask you to configure your device. If you are not prompted, touch the Devices icon in the lower right corner of the application to follow the instructions, which include connecting to your Wi-Fi network, which is required only once.
You can also start the configuration process from your computer's browser at alexa.amazon.com
It is optional, but you can connect your small smart speaker to a larger one if you want a better sound. You can do it wirelessly, via Bluetooth, in the Device Settings of the application or with an auxiliary cable.
Start talking. To use your Alexa Echo Dot device, "wake her up" by saying her name.
You will hear a bell and see the activated blue ring. Now you can ask him a question or give him a command.
If you already have a family member or a pet with the Alexa name, you can change the "activation word" on your device by choosing another one - such as Amazon, Computer or Echo - in the App's Device Settings. You can talk fast, but try to do it clearly.
Touch the buttons at the top of the Echo to play and pause music or adjust the volume.
Train Alexa if necessary. This is optional but very useful, especially if you have an accent.
In the Alexa app, go to Settings | Accounts | Your voice. Press Start to start the Alexa training process to recognize your voice.
Alexa can also guide you verbally through the steps. In addition, you can train Alexa to recognize different voices in your home through the application, go to Settings | Alexa account | Recognized voices.
In this way, your smart speaker knows that it is you and not, say, your partner, and will give you personalized information, such as music, calendar entries, etc.