How to set up Echo Plus
Updated: Jun 6, 2019
Download the Alexa App:
Once you receive your new Echo Plus, download the Alexa App in your mobile browser at alexa.amazon.com or in your mobile app store. Opening the app will immediately start the setup process. During setup, you'll connect Echo Plus to the Internet, so you'll need your Wi-Fi password. Once you've connected to Wi-Fi and associated Echo Plus with your Amazon account, you're ready to start using your device. Now you can use the Alexa App to manage your contacts, view your to-do and shopping lists, remotely control music on your Echo Plus, link your accounts, access the Settings menu and much more.
Talk to Echo Plus
Simply say the wake word "Alexa" to start using your Echo Plus. When Echo Plus detects the wake word, the light ring turns blue to indicate that Alexa is ready to respond to your request.
You may also change the wake word to "Amazon", "Echo" or "Computer" in the Settings menu of the Alexa App.
Your guide to Alexa
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features so be sure to check out our Alexa guide for the latest features and capabilities.
Find out what's new
You can always ask "Alexa, what new things can you do?" or read Things to Try in the help section for Echo Plus. As a new Echo Plus customer, we will notify you of new features and content as they become available.
Set your device location
Setting a location for your Echo Plus will ensure you receive locally relevant results for weather, local businesses, radio stations on TuneIn and more. To set your device location in your Alexa App, go to the Devices icon in the bottom right hand corner > "Echo & Alexa" > select your Echo device > add your address under "Position".