To get started with Amazon Echo, it is recommended that you place your device in a central location (at least eight inches or twenty centimetres, from any walls and windows). You can place Amazon Echo in a variety of locations, including your kitchen counter, your living room, your bedroom nightstand and more.

  1. Download the Alexa app and sign in.
    With the free Alexa app, you can set up your device, manage your alarms, music, shopping lists and more. The Alexa app is available on phones and tablets with:

    • Fire OS 3.0 or higher
    • Android 4.4 or higher
    • iOS 8.0 or higher

    To download the Alexa app, go to the app store on your mobile device and search for “Alexa app.” Then select and download the app. You can also select a link below:

    You can also go to https://alexa.amazon.co.uk from Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer (10 or higher) on your Wi-Fi enabled computer.

  2. Turn on Amazon Echo.
    Plug the included power adapter into Amazon Echo and then into a power outlet. The light ring on Amazon Echo turns blue and then orange. When the light turns orange, Amazon Echo greets you.
  3. Connect Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network.
    Follow the guided instructions in the app to connect Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network. To learn more, go to Connect Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi.

    Tip: If your Amazon Echo doesn’t connect to your Wi-Fi network, unplug and then plug the device into a power outlet to restart it. If you still have trouble, reset your Amazon Echo to its factory settings and set it up again. To learn more, go to Reset Your Amazon Echo.
  4. Talk to Alexa.
    You can now use your Amazon Echo device. To get started, say the “wake word” and then speak naturally to Alexa. Your Amazon Echo device is set to respond to the wake word “Alexa” by default, but you can use the Alexa app to change the wake word at any time. In the app, go to Settings, select your Amazon Echo device and then select Wake word.

Guide from amazon.co.uk