How to Set Up Amazon Alexa

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What Is Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon's powerful voice assistant technology, and one of the most popular voice assistants in the world. Because Alexa is installed in dozens of smart home devices and appliances, it's an ideal hands-free interface for controlling your entire home—including your Yonomi smart home routines.

While Alexa is also found in third-party devices like the Sonos One smart speaker and the ecobee4 smart thermostat, most users interact with Alexa using the Amazon Echo family of speakers and devices.

Once you have Alexa set up on your Amazon Echo, you can simply ask her to run your Yonomi smart home routines and turn your Yonomi-connected devices on and off.

Soon, you'll be wondering how you ever lived without Alexa!

 

How to Setup Your Amazon Echo

Follow the directions below to setup your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, or Echo Show.

  1. Download the Alexa app for iOS or Android onto your smartphone and sign in. If you do not have a smartphone, go to https://alexa.amazon.com using your computer.
  2. Plug your Echo device into a power outlet to turn it on. The light ring will turn blue and then orange before greeting you.
  3. Follow the guided instructions on your smartphone app or at https://alexa.amazon.com to connect your Echo device to your WiFi signal.
  4. Once your Echo is connected to the Alexa app, you can now communicate directly with Alexa using your voice.
  5. To ask a question or state a command, always start by saying "Alexa". For example, "Alexa, turn on my television."

 

Tips: 

  • If you have trouble getting your Echo device to connect to your WiFi, try unplugging it and plugging it in again to restart.
  • The "wake word" to ask questions and state commands is Alexa by default, but you can change it by going to the Settings tab in the Alexa app.