An Amazon Alexa smart speaker can be a useful addition to your smart home. But for it to work with your devices, you’ll need to establish a Wi-Fi connection.
Here’s how to do it, regardless of whether you’re using the Alexa app or the Alexa website.
How to connect Alexa to WiFi with the app
If you are setting up a new device, such as the Amazon Echo, you can use the Alexa app to connect it to WiFi.
1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.
2. Log into your account if necessary.
3. To select Devices in the bottom toolbar.
4. Touch Eco and Alexa .
5. Select the device you want to connect to.
6. Next to Wi network – Fi select Change then choose your network and enter the Wi-Fi password.
How to connect Alexa to WiFi without the app
To set up a new device using a browser, you need to use Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Google Chrome won’t work for device setup.
1. Go to alexa.amazon.com and log into your account.
2. You choose Settings in the left sidebar.
3. In Devices to select Set up a new device .
4. Choose the device you want to connect.
5. Turn on the device if necessary. The ring light should be orange.
6. Choose a WiFi network marked as Amazon-XXX .
7. Hit To continue in the browser.
8. Choose the network you want to connect to and enter the password.
How to change WiFi on Alexa?
1. Open your Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
2. Touch Devices in the bottom toolbar.
3. Select your device.
4. Touch the WIFI network, then tap Change .
5. A screen will ask if the device is connected and display an orange light. If you don’t see an orange light, press and hold the button Action on the device until the orange light turns on. The button is the one with a dot above it.
6. Once your device is in pairing mode, as indicated by the orange light, your app should now show a list of WiFi networks. Tap the one you want to use. You will need to authenticate it by typing the network password.