The first and foremost thing you need to do after getting an Alexa device is to connect it to the Wi-Fi network. If you don't know how to connect Alexa to internet, this post can help you. Sometimes, the user is unable to connect Alexa to Wi-Fi because of the change in place or the Wi-Fi network. Here is how you can connect your Alexa to the new Wi-Fi network using the Alexa app.
Does Alexa need a Wi-Fi connection?
In order to work efficiently, the Alexa device requires an active internet connection. When you give any voice command to your Alexa device, your voice instructions are sent to the Amazon cloud over the Wi-Fi. After that, your query will be processed and sent back to your device using an active internet connection. To find how to connect Alexa to the internet, proceed with the step-by-step instructions mentioned below:
First, you need to open the Alexa app on your device. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, download the application by visiting any supported application store on your computer or smartphone.
Once downloaded, go to the application, and tap on the devices option. You can find this option in the bottom right corner of your app.
In the next step, choose "Echo and Alexa".
Now you have to select the Alexa device you would like to connect to the Wi-Fi. If you are unable to find any device listed, go to the "Devices" screen, and click on the "All devices" option.
If you are still unable to see your device, you need to reset the Alexa and then set it up as a new device. To reset the Alexa, you can refer to the user manual.
Important: If you do not know the device name, you can ask " Alexa what is my device name".
Tap on the "Change" option.
Tap on the " no" option. If your device is not in the setup mode, you need to press and hold the button on your device unless you see the ring light turning orange.
After this, set your Alexa in the “setup” mode and click on the “Continue” button.
In the next step choose the Alexa device.
Select the Wi-Fi network to which you would like to connect. Type the password to get connected.
Now, wait until your Alexa device connects to the Wi-Fi network. After that, you will be ready to use the Alexa service as per your preference.
We hope that these simple steps will help you to connect Alexa to internet and use the smart services offered by Alexa as per your preference. Make sure that you enter the correct username or password to get connected to the Wi-Fi. Also, use Alexa as a wake word before your command. If you are still having doubt or trouble, you can contact the Alexa experts and take their advice to figure out the best possible solution to your problem.