Getting Started Setting Up The Amazon Echo Dot

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1.  Download the Alexa App. You can also go to which can help in getting the best app experience to enrich your Echo Dot.

 2. Open the Alexa app and once open you will be guided through the setup and Wi-Fi connection process.

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 3. Setup your others connected devices within the settings of the Alexa app such as Lutron Caseta or Google Nest. A list of connected devices or "skills" as Amazon terms can be seen here Smart Home Skills

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4. Talk to Echo Dot by using the word "Alexa" as your voice trigger command. When the trigger voice command is activated you can visually see the Echo light up blue around the top ring and the device is ready for a voice command. After a recognizable voice command is issued to the Echo Dot the unit will give you an audible "OK" acknowledgement. The voice trigger word can also be changed in the app settings menu to "Amazon" or "Echo" depending on your preference.  If you have installed multiple Echo's in your house the closest unit is recognized thanks to the ESP or Echo Spatial Perception feature built into the devices. The ESP feature works best when the Echo Dot's are at least 20 feet apart.

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5. In Addition to the built-in Echo Dot speaker you can connect your echo dot using any 3.5mm to RCA audio cable for sharing the Echo's audio with an amplifier or receiver and speakers of your choice. Bluetooth speakers can also be connected to your Echo Dot for enhance audio and options available can be seen here.


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