Amazon Echo (Alexa) is a hands-free speaker that is controlled with your voice. You can ask Alexa to do the following:

  • play music
  • make phone calls
  • send and receive text messages
  • check the weather
  • provide information
  • control certain compatible smart home devices / features:
    • thermostats
    • lights
    • garage doors
    • sprinklers
    • TV
    • & more
  • order an Uber ride
  • order items on Amazon
  • order pizza
  • much more

NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information.

Before you can start managing your Amazon Echo / Alexa, you will need to login online or create an account. If you are a customer that needs to activate access to your personal Amazon Echo/ Alexa online account, read below. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below to activate set up for your Amazon Echo device.

how to activate – set up to your Amazon Echo / Alexa

what you need in advance:

  • internet access
  • personal information
  • NOTE: place your Amazon device in a central location and preferably about eight inches from any walls and windows
  • you will need an Amazon online account

what to do if you want to set up and create a new Amazon Echo Alexa device Amazon account (this step is not needed if you already have an Amazon account including an Amazon prime or business account):

  • click here
  • type in your name in the space provided
  • type in a valid email address
  • create and type in a password in the spaces provided
  • click on the “Create your Amazon account” button
  • continue to move forward until you have created your account

what to do if you want to set up your new Amazon Echo Alexa device:

  • (click here for the Echo 1st Generation or here for the Echo 2nd Generation for complete instruction set up details)
  • you will find that first you need to download the Alexa app from your the app store located on your device
  • after you have download the Alexa app to your device, login using your Amazon account login name and password
  • turn on the Amazon Echo (the light ring will first turn blue, then orange and then Alexa will greet you
  • connect your Echo to a wi-fi network (click here for details on wi-fi connection)
  • begin using Alexa by asking her one of the many voice activated requests/features