How to Connect Alexa Device to WiFi Without the App
Alexa devices have become an essential part of households today. From playing music to controlling smart devices, Alexa has a wide range of features that makes life easier. However, setting up a new device or reconnecting an existing one to a new WiFi network can seem like a daunting task if you don’t have the Alexa app. But, don’t worry! In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of connecting your Alexa device to WiFi without the app.
Before We Begin
Before we begin, it’s important to make sure that you have the following:
– An Alexa device (echo dot, echo show, echo plus, etc.)
– A compatible WiFi network with a strong internet connection
– A device that has a web browser (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
If you have all of these things, then let’s get started.
Step 1: Turn on Alexa Device
The first step is to turn on your Alexa device. Make sure that it’s plugged in and has power. Once it’s on, it should greet you with a blue light ring. If not, press and hold the “Action” button until the blue light appears.
Step 2: Connect to Alexa WiFi Network
Your Alexa device will create a temporary WiFi network that you can connect to. To do this, go to the WiFi settings on your web-enabled device and look for the network name “Amazon-XXX”. The XXX will be a random set of letters and numbers.
Tap on the network and enter the password. The password can be found on the back of your Alexa device. It’s usually a series of eight characters.
Once you’re connected to the Alexa WiFi network, go back to your web browser.
Step 3: Access Alexa Device Settings
In your web browser, go to “alexa.amazon.com” and log in with your Amazon account. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you’ll need to create one before proceeding.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a list of your Alexa devices. Select the device you want to connect to WiFi.
Step 4: Connect to WiFi Network
In the device settings, look for “Change” under the WiFi network section. Click on “Change” and select the WiFi network you want to connect to. Enter the password for the WiFi network and click “Connect”.
Your Alexa device will now disconnect from the temporary Alexa WiFi network and connect to the new WiFi network.
Can I connect more than one Alexa device to the same WiFi network?
Yes, you can connect multiple Alexa devices to the same WiFi network. Simply repeat the process for each device.
What do I do if my Alexa device doesn’t create the temporary WiFi network?
If your Alexa device doesn’t create the temporary WiFi network, try restarting the device by unplugging it and plugging it back in.
What if I forget my Amazon account password?
If you forget your Amazon account password, you can reset it by clicking on “Forgot Password” on the login page.
Can I connect to a hidden WiFi network?
Connecting to a hidden WiFi network is possible, but it requires additional steps. You will need to enter the network name and password manually instead of selecting it from the list of available networks.
What if the Alexa device doesn’t connect to the new WiFi network?
If the Alexa device doesn’t connect to the new WiFi network, try restarting the device and repeating the process. If the problem persists, contact Amazon customer support for assistance.
As you can see, connecting your Alexa device to WiFi without the app is a straightforward process. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy all the benefits of your Alexa device on a new WiFi network. So, go ahead and give it a try!