Considering the ever-growing popularity of Amazon Echo smart speakers, you might have heard about the Echo Dot.
Well, Dot is currently the most affordable Echo variant that nearly costs 66% less than the flagship Echo speaker. Moreover, in terms of functionality, the Echo Dot is pretty much comparable to any other Echo speaker.
What is Alexa App?
Alexa app is the official app developed by Amazon that allows users to interact with Alexa on their smartphones and configure Alexa-powered devices such as the Echo smart speakers.
It is important for you to know that when you buy a new Echo Dot, you will need the Alexa app to set up the device and make it ready for use.
How to Get the Alexa app?
Many people after buying an Echo Dot, look for the Alexa Echo Dot app to set up their device. However, the Amazon Alexa app is the official app for all the Echo devices, and no individual apps are available for different Echo models.
Now you may be thinking, where will you get the Alexa app?
For Android and Apple smartphone users, the Amazon Alexa app is available on Google Play Store and App Store respectively.
Also, you can use the Alexa app on your desktop by using the web app version of Amazon Alexa available at alexa.amazon.in. You can access the Alexa web app using popular web browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.
Simple Steps to Set Up Echo Dot
Want to set up your new Echo Dot smart speaker?
Follow these easy steps and set up your Dot speaker in no time:
1. Download and install Alexa app
Firstly, you need to install the Alexa app on your smartphone or you can also access the Alexa web app from your desktop’s web browser.
2. Power-up your Echo Dot
As Echo Dot doesn’t have an internal battery, you need to power up the speaker using the power adapter that comes with it. Once you turn on the power supply, you will notice that the LED light ring on the Echo Dot starts glowing.
3. Add your Echo device and connect it to a Wi-Fi Network
Open the Alexa app and click on add new device option, which is available in the settings menu. After clicking on add new device tab, you will see a list of Alexa-powered devices, and you need to select the Echo Dot. The in-app instructions will guide you to connect your Dot speaker with a Wi-Fi network and register the device with your Amazon account.
4. Start Interacting with Alexa
After completing all the previous steps, you can start using your device right away. Call Alexa using the default wake word, which is Alexa, and give her commands to do things for you. Here’s an example of a voice command: “Alexa, what’s the date today?”
Just remember that to enable Alexa to do more things, you need to add new skills to Alexa using the Amazon Alexa app.
Whether you want to interact with Alexa on your smartphone or need to set up your Echo Dot speaker, you will need the Amazon Alexa app (or Alexa Echo Dot app). Also, you can set up your Dot speaker conveniently by following the steps mentioned in this article.