An Amazon Echo is a very handy device to have at home, whether that’s for setting alarms, getting a quick weather forecast or entertaining guests with party games and trivia.
However, an Amazon Echo is completely dependent on a Wi-Fi connection, and so it’s important to remember to connect to a new Wi-Fi network whenever you swap internet provider, router or have moved into a new home.
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to connect an Amazon Echo to a new Wi-Fi network, as long as you have access to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet. Once you open the Alexa app, follow our steps below to get the job done in just a few minutes.
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What you will need:
- An Amazon Echo
- Alexa app
- Available Wi-Fi network
The Short Version
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- Click on your chosen Echo device via the Alexa app
- Select Settings
- Click on Wi-Fi Network
- Press on your Echo’s action button
- Activate Bluetooth on your smartphone/tablet
- Confirm whether your Echo has a glowing orange ring
- Select your Amazon Echo
- Pick your chosen Wi-Fi connection
- Your Echo is now connected to your Wi-Fi
Click on your chosen Echo device via the Alexa app
Once you open the Alexa app, you should see a list of registered Echo devices underneath the header Quick Action. Click on the Echo device that you want to change the Wi-Fi connection for.
This should have the icon of a cog, and can be found on the right-hand side.
Click on Wi-Fi Network
This should be the third option down, underneath the Wireless subsection.
Press on your Echo’s action button
Depending on which Echo device you own, this should be a button with a white spot. Hold it down for 15 seconds. If your Echo lacks an action button, then press the + and – volume buttons simultaneously for 15 seconds. If successful, your Echo’s ring should start glowing orange.
Activate Bluetooth on your smartphone/tablet
You’ll need to make sure Bluetooth is activated on the device you’re using the Alexa app on. This allows your device to communicate with your Echo speaker.
Confirm whether your Echo has a glowing orange ring
The Alexa app will then ask whether your Echo is in setup mode. This will be shown by the orange glow-up ring on the Echo speaker. If you can see this, then press Yes.
Select your Amazon Echo
You’ll now be shown a list of Echo devices that are currently in setup mode. Locate your Echo device, and click on it.
Pick your chosen Wi-Fi connection
Your phone/tablet should then start searching for all of the available Wi-Fi networks in your area. Select your chosen Wi-Fi network for your Amazon Echo, and then enter your router’s passcode to complete the process.
Your Echo is now connected to your Wi-Fi
If all done correctly, you should get confirmation that your Echo is connected to your Wi-Fi network. Test this out by asking Alexa something, such as, “what is the weather today”.
If you don’t want to use the app, you can instead log into your Alexa account on a web browser in order to connect to a new Wi-Fi network. If your Echo has a touchscreen, you can use that to configure the Wi-Fi settings too.
Hold down the action button (should have a big white dot) for 15 seconds, or hold down both the volume controls for 15 seconds.