Alexa is one of the handy virtual assistants. Many devices running the AI require an app for setup. If you want to learn how to connect Alexa to WiFi without the app, our guide will show you how to accomplish this. All you need to get started is an Alexa-enabled device, a stable internet connection, and a web browser.
How to Connect Alexa to WiFi without the App
Before we get started, make sure you have your Amazon credentials ready. You’ll also need your Wi-Fi network password, login information, and a web browser. You’ll need to use Safari, Firefox, or Edge, as Chrome isn’t friendly with Alexa’s setup.
1. Power up your Alexa device
Take your Echo speaker, Echo Dot, or Alexa-enabled device and plug it up if you haven’t done so already. Give it a few minutes to power up before proceeding.
2. Log into your Account
Go to the Alexa Sign-in page and log in using your Amazon account information. You have to do this from the Alexa site, not the main Amazon shopping website.
3. Access Settings
Once logged in, look on the left of the page and select a section labeled Settings to access the device section of the site.
4. Set up New Device
From this page, you’ll see a full list of any Alexa devices hooked up to your account – past or present. You can adjust your account settings here, but to connect Alexa to WiFi without the app, you’ll want to choose Set up a New Device.
5. Choose a Device
Now you’ll see a page with a long list of Alexa devices, including the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Link, and Echo Flex. If you don’t see the Alexa device you want to use on the list, you’ll need to use the app to set it up. The Echo Shows are an exception, however, as you set those up by using the touchscreen displays.
6. Begin Echo Setup
You’ll need to go to your Wi-Fi settings on your PC and find the network that shows something similar to Amazon-XXX. Once the network appears, select it and enter your login information. You will see a message telling you the process is complete when successful.
You can test out Alexa by asking it a question or set up preferences for your new devices from the settings menu on the website.
As you can see, setting up an Echo Dot or other smart speakers that use Alexa isn’t challenging without an app. Just remember to have your Amazon and Wi-Fi information ready before logging into the account you plan to use Alexa with.
Once set up properly, these smart speakers and displays will allow you to access Alexa on demand at any time. If you want to know how to set up Alexa with the app, we can show you how to do that in a few simple steps.