In order to make your Home Automation experience more interactive, Amazon has arrived with new device called the Amazon Echo. The Amazon Echo comes pre-installed with the company’s own digital virtual assistance “Alexa” , which not only listens to your voice commands but also help you schedule your tasks based on your daily lifestyle.
Once you are done with the initial set-up of the device, “Alexa” can help you control a lot many smart appliances within your home like helping you change the light patterns/intensities and also play music on-the-go. For all these things to be done, you first need to connect your Amazon Echo to your home Wi-Fi network. Take a look at the step-wise guide to connect Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi
NOTE: Amazon Echo only connects to dual-band Wi-Fi networks (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) that uses the 802.11a / b / g / n standard. Amazon Echo doesn’t connect to any hotspot or ad-hoc(peer-to-peer) networks.
Step 1: Download the Amazon Alexa app on your Android/iOS device.
NOTE: This app is available only on phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and above and iOS 7.0 and above.
Step 2: Open the Alexa app and in the left navigation panel, select Settings. Select your device and later select Update Wi-Fi. In case you are adding a new device, select set up a new device.
Step 3: Press and hold the Action button on your Echo device for five seconds. The light on the ring will change to orange after which your mobile device gets connected to your Echo. Your Alexa app will show you the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
NOTE: Your Alexa app might ask you to manually connect your Echo device through the Wi-Fi settings.
Step 4: Select your Wi-Fi network and enter the password when asked. In case you don’t see your Wi-Fi network, scroll to the bottom and click Add a network (in case of hidden networks) or Rescan.
Step 5: Click on Connect. As soon as your Echo get connected to your Wi-Fi network, a confirmation message will appear in the app saying “You are now ready to use Alexa”.
Thus, following these few quick simple steps, and connecting with your home Wi-Fi network, you can start using the Echo and ask Alexa to do tasks on your behalf. During the entire installation process, if you get stuck up to one things and don’t know how to proceed further or if your Echo device doesn’t respond properly, just reset your Echo and bring it back to the new condition. [Read: How to reset Amazon Echo.]