It is very easy to Setup Amazon Echo (1st generation) in a few simple steps. you have to Download Alexa App for Amazon Echo Setup or you can also visit alexa.amazon.com. To begin with, the device needs to be placed in a central location, at least eight inches away from windows and walls. The device can be placed anywhere- in your living room, on the kitchen counter or on your bedroom nightstand.
- Download Alexa App and sign in
Alexa application for Amazon Echo setup is available free of cost and can be easily set up on your device to manage alarms, shopping lists, music and more. This application is compatible with tablets and phones with:
- Android 4.4 or higher
- iOS 8.0 or higher
- Fire OS 3.0 or higher
Follow the link Alexa.amazon.com to download Alexa App. Alexa.amazon.com can be downloaded from Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox or Internet Explorer. To download Alexa app on your mobile phone, just open the app store and search for “Alexa App”. Select the application and download it within minutes.
2. Turning on Amazon Echo ( 1st generation)
The Amazon Echo needs to be plugged into the power adapter and then to the power outlet. The light on the Amazon Echo can be seen turning blue and then orange. You will be greeted by Amazon Echo after the light turns orange.
3. Connect to Wi-Fi network
The app contains the guided instructions that will help in establishing the connection with the Wi-Fi network. For more information, follow Connect Your Echo Device to Wi-Fi.
Tip: In case you encounter problems in connecting with the Wi-Fi network, then unplug the device and again plug it into the power outlet in order to restart it. If the problem persists, just reset the Amazon Echo to the factory settings and try to set to up all over again. For more information on this, follow Reset Your Echo device.
4. Talking to Alexa
Once your device is ready to use, you can give instructions to it. Just to get started with it, say “wake word” clearly to the device. By default, this wake word is set to Alexa. This wake word can be changed easily by going to the menu in the Alexa App and selecting Alexa devices. Just click on the Echo device and then select Wake word. This change in the wake word can also be done by voice. Just say “change the wake word” and see your instruction being followed.