How to change the Wi-Fi network on your Alexa-enabled smart speaker – Business Insider – Business Insider

  • The easiest way to change the Wi-Fi on your Alexa smart speaker is using the Alexa app.
  • Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo and the Echo Dot, do not have an ethernet port so they rely on Wi-Fi to function.
  • You will need physical access to your Amazon device and the password for the Wi-Fi network you’re trying to connect to.
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Amazon’s Alexa-enabled smart speakers, such as the Echo and Echo Dot, have made it easy to listen to everything from your favorite music to your favorite radio stations and podcasts. 

However, they need Wi-Fi in order to work, so knowing how to set up and change the Wi-Fi network on your Alexa device is very important. 

Here’s how to do it. 

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Amazon Echo (From $99.99 at Amazon)

Amazon Echo Dot (From $49.99 at Amazon)

Iphone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple)

Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $699.99 at Best Buy)

How to change the Wi-Fi on your Alexa device 

1. Open your Alexa app on your iPhone or Android. If you don’t already have the Alexa app, you have to download it and connect it to your Alexa account.

2. Tap on “Devices” in the bottom-right corner.

How to change WiFi on Alexa

Tap “Devices” at the bottom.

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3. Tap on your device. In this example, it’s an Echo, so I’ll tap the Echo and Alexa icon.

How to change WiFi on Alexa

Select your device.

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4. Tap on the Wi-Fi network and then tap on “Change.”

How to change WiFi on Alexa

Tap “Change.”

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5. A screen will ask if your Echo is plugged in and displaying an orange light. 

How to change WiFi on Alexa

Tap “YES” if the orange light is on.

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6. If it isn’t displaying an orange light, push and hold the Action button on your device until the orange light turns on. The button is the one with a dot on it.

How to change WiFi on Alexa

The Action button.

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7. Once your device is in pairing mode, as signified by the orange light, your app should now show a list of Wi-Fi networks. Tap the one that you want to use. You will have to authenticate it by typing in the network’s password. 

How to change WiFi on Alexa

Tap your Wi-Fi network.

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