A Complete Guide For Newbies To Configure Amazon Alexa And Echo.

A Complete Guide For Newbies To Configure Amazon Alexa And Echo.

Are you new to the Amazon Echo or has it just arrived at your home? If yes, then well we are going to discuss the basic start-up guide for configuring Alexa on Amazon echo so that you can start chatting with Amazon Alexa.

Alexa is the main things in the Amazon Echo working, it is a virtual assistant that works according to your voice and commands. Without wasting much time, let’s start with the things that are required to set up Alexa with Amazon Echo.

  • Launch browser on the computer to link the Echo with the Alexa app.

If you are using an android phone, then you can download the Alexa app from playstore, if you are iPhone user, then download the app from iTunes. If you have a browser installed on the phone, then you can make use of it as well.

Open the ‘New setup’ link and click to select the device. If you are going to add more than one device, the same steps can be followed. If you are setting up for the first time, then we suggest you move further through browser interface instead of using App from your phone.

  • Set default music on Amazon Echo.

There is an inbuilt speaker available in the Echo through which you can listen to your favorite music anytime. If you want to enjoy bass surround sound, then you can even connect external speakers to the Echo through Bluetooth technology. All music apps available on Amazon store can be downloaded on Alexa app.

  • Set flash briefing on your Amazon Echo.

Flash briefing is a place where you can set the latest topics for receiving latest updates on it. Your echo will automatically check for fresh updates if available for your topic and recite through speakers. You can even listen to the news through Bluetooth speakers connected to Echo. You can select any news source out of given options.

  • Sync Alexa with the cloud, Google and calendar.

If you don’t want to skip the important meetings, day schedules then Alexa will help you in reminding the same on the day before the actual date of the meeting. You can organize the work according to it. If you want to set a reminder for particular hour or time, then you can do so easily with the help of Alexa Sync with iCloud and calendar. You will find this option under ‘Settings’. From here, go to the ‘Calendar’ menu.

Furthermore, you can do a lot of things which you might not be aware of earlier. With the Alexa enabled skills, you can do anything that you want with just your voice. These are basically plugins that provide you with the access to order meals, get a cab, and fetch the latest weather report and many more.

  • Change Wake word.

If more than one Echo is configured at home, then you can change the wake word in order to avoid any confusion among different devices. You can set any wake word of your choice. To change it, click on ‘Settings’ and go to ‘wake word’. Select the new one and click to listen to it. It is recommended to place the mic near to the mouth for clear sound.

In case of any confusion or clarification, contact echo dot setup.

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