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How To Setup Amazon Echo Plus (Step-Wise Guide 2020)

Echo is one type of virtual assistant that is voice-controlled and it is a great smart speaker. With the help of this assistant, you will be able to control smartphone devices, play music, check the weather updates and many others. 

Because of the manipulation of Echo, three things can be messed up and those are Microphone button, Action button and the Volume button. One of the most effective features of the Echo Plus is that it is quite easy to handle. 

In order to enjoy all its features, you need to know the complete procedure of Echo Plus setup first. If you don’t know the setup procedure, then go through the steps that are mentioned below. 

How to Set up Alexa Echo Plus? Steps to Implement Properly 

Below discussed are some of the effective steps that you can implement on your own to set up the Alexa Echo Plus effortlessly. 

Step 1: Make Sure to Gather Everything that you Need 

In order to begin the setup procedure, make sure that you have an Echo and all the power adapters. Also, you need to keep in mind that these speakers do not run on batteries. Hence, you need to check whether you have the right power cable ready or not. 

When it comes to software, make sure that you have a phone or a tablet to install the Alexa app. You can even use an Amazon tablet to set up the Echo as this is an Amazon device. 

Step 2: Download the Alexa App 

If you want to download the Alexa app, then make sure to visit the App Store first. If you are using an iPhone, then go to the App Store to download it. It is possible that you are using an Android device, then visit the Google Play Store and for Fire devices, make sure to visit the Amazon Appstore. 

After going to the App Store, you need to download the official app of the Amazon Alexa. You might find it difficult to find the official Alexa app. 

Step 3: Check Whether you have Plugged in the Echo or Not 

Now, you need to set up its hardware parts and for that, turnover the speaker to find the power jack. Then make sure to take the Echo’s power adapter. After that, check whether you have plugged it into the power jack or not on the Echo speaker. 

You need to plug the other end of the power adapter into the wall and now, you will note that Amazon Echo got power. 

Step 4: Wait for Some Time Until it Initializes 

Now, you will find that the Echo is connected to mains. After that, you have to wait for a few minutes until it initializes. You will find that its light ring will turn blue for a few moments and then it will turn to orange. After that, you need to play a short audio greeting and the Amazon Echo is ready for the final set up procedure. 

Step 5: Open Up the App

After downloading the Alexa app on the phone or tablet, make sure to open it. Head over to the bottom-right corner and tap on the cog-shaped icon. Then go to the Settings and that you will find in the next set up page. 

Begin the Wi-Fi connection procedure by selecting the “Set Up a New Device” option. After that, make sure to teach the Echo the login procedure and that will help it to get online on its own in the future. 

Step 6: Choose the Correct Device 

Thereafter, choose the Amazon Echo speaker that you like to set up. The below-mentioned instructions will help you to set up a full-sized Amazon Echo as well as mini Echo Dot or the Echo Plus. After choosing the correct device, make sure to select the correct language. 

Step 7: Connect to the Wireless Network 

After the new page appears, choose the “Connect to Wi-Fi” option. Now, the instruction will prompt you to check whether the device is showing an orange ring or not. 

If you are not able to do so, then put the device into Safe Mode by holding the Active button for five seconds. Head over to the Settings menu in order to hop out the Alexa app. After that, go to the Wi-Fi Settings to turn the Wi-Fi on. 

Thereafter, from the list of the Action points, make sure to choose the Amazon Echo device. You need to keep in mind that the name of the Echo should start with the “Amazon” word. When you find that it is connected, then go back to the Alexa app. 

The app will now inform you that it is connected to the Echo. Then, tap on the “Continue” option. From there, go to the list to choose the “Yours” option. Thereafter, make sure to enter the correct WiFi password and tap on the “Connect” in the app. 

Wait for a few moments until the device connects. After doing so, go back to the Settings menu. Now, check whether the light ring is turned off or not on the device itself. 

Step 8: Change the Name Alexa 

After hearing the word Alexa, the Amazon Echo will be set to activate. You might want to change its name for a few reasons. You can easily change its name and make sure to change it to a convenient one. 

For that, go to the Settings of the Echo first and then tap on the Echo. After that, head over to the “Wake Word” to get four options such as “Echo”, “Amazon”, “Alexa” and “Computer”. 

Now, the Amazon Echo is completely set up and it is connected to the WiFi also. You should not be worried as the Echo will not freeze. If it does, then you have to do a factory reset. Press and hold the Microphone button and the Volume Down button at the same time on the keyboard for 20 seconds but make sure that the device is turned off. 

Hopefully, after following these steps successfully, you will be able to set up the Alexa Echo Plus without any hassle. 

Frequently Asked Questions 


  • What are the Steps to Perform to Connect the Alexa to the Non-Smart TV? 


With the help of the Harmony Hub, you will be able to connect the Alexa to the non-smart TV. To do so, you need to use the following commands. 

  • If you want to turn the TV on or off, then use the command which is “Alexa, ask Harmony to turn on or off the television”. 
  • Sometimes, you might need to adjust the Volume and then use the command “Alexa, ask Harmony to volume up to three to four notches”.