HOW TO DOWNLOAD ALEXA APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO SETUP AMAZON ECHO
Alexa is Amazon’s voice enabled a virtual assistant that lets you perform actions just through voice instructions. To interact with Alexa one can choose from a range of devices from Amazon like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap or Fire HD tablets. Amazon Echo is extremely popular as it was the first device launched by Amazon for showcasing Alexa to the world. It comes with a Dolby powered 360 degree speaker with crisp and immersive sound experience.
Just say ‘Alexa’ and it instantly responds to you. You can ask Alexa to set-up reminders, manage a grocery list, play media, handle messages and call. Alexa can also order food online or help you hire a cab by interacting with other apps on your mobile device. One of the key features of Alexa is its compatibility with smart home devices which enables a user to regulate thermostat or lock doors just with voice interaction.
To Setup Amazon Echo device, one needs to Download Alexa App, have uninterrupted Wifi and a power source for the device. The device needs to be at least 8 inches away from walls and plugged into a power source. Alexa can only work on dual band Wifi connections and does not support peer-to-peer wireless networks. Alexa app can be downloaded on phone or mobile devices through the app stores on them. Android users can visit Google App store and just type Alexa app to find and download the app.
Similarly, iOS users can find the app on Apple App store. Alexa app can be also downloaded by visiting http://alexa.amazon.com or alexa.amazon.com from any browser on desktops/laptops. Visiting these pages on a browser on mobile will prompt you to download the app and take you directly to the app on the app store. Alexa app is compatible with Android 5.0 or higher versions and iOS 9.0 and higher versions only.
Once the App is downloaded, ti will prompt you to sign into your Amazon account. To setup Amazon Echo device, choose the ‘Set up a new device’ option from the app menu. This will guide you through a step-by-step process to complete the connection of your device, app and Wifi network. Once completed, your device is ready to interact with you. Alexa app also lets you control your device remotely and access advanced features for customizing your device.