Alexa echo dot 3rd generation. Echo Dot 3 Setup Instructions for Amazon Alexa 3rd Generation Dot

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review: better all round

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

Or it could be Computer, Amazon, or Echo if you changed it. Just prior to Alexa showing this screen, it runs a WiFi scan from your selected Echo Dot 3 speaker, for in-range WiFi networks that the speaker sees. Choose the WiFi Network To Connect your Echo Dot 3 With Tap the Wi-Fi network you want your new 3rd Generation Dot to log into. If you are not prompted to set up a new device… If this Dot is not your first Echo device, the app displays its Homescreen. Follow the prompts there to set one up. An Amazon Account If you do not already have an Amazon account, one way to get one is to visit. This starts the Alexa app scanning for new Echo Dot 3 devices to set up, as shown next.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

It looks noticeably smarter as a result — we see it as a nice addition to a room rather than something you want to tuck out of sight. Go to the Settings Screen Visit the Settings page by tapping the Settings menu item left side of screen , highlighted by the green arrow in the previous picture. So although it may be small, it sure packs a punch. Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker box, front view. All these features are great and make the Amazon Echo family of devices the leader in the field, even despite some tough competition from Google Assistant. Think of her as your own smart assistant and the brains behind the hardware. This means if you do want a bigger, better sound than the Echo Dot can deliver, then you can make a wired or wireless connection to another device.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

Visit the Device Settings Page Get to the Device Settings page by tapping the Device Settings menu item left side of the Settings screen, near the top , highlighted by the green arrow in the last picture above. So Alexa did not ask us for the password. Go to the Set Up New Device Menu Bring up the Set Up New Device menu by tapping the Plus button in the top right corner of the All Devices page, as highlighted by the green arrow in the last picture above. The Alexa app uses Bluetooth to detect nearby Echo Dot speakers in some situations. Tap the Menu Hamburger Button Find this called out by the green arrow in the last picture. Then, the Alexa app takes you back to its Home screen, as shown next.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) review

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

If this is your first time running the app, it will prompt you for your Amazon account and password. What is new, is a new driver and a change to the microphone layout. Or if not, then work through this step. But if the problem connecting is network related, you may have to investigate and resolve that on your router. We've also recently seen a slew of new voices for Alexa, as well as a new Brief Mode that makes Alexa less likely to respond to your voice to stop the voice assistant constantly interjecting in conversations and voice shopping via the Amazon Store.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) review

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

You should have the Dot Echo 3, the power adapter with its permanently attached cord, and some documentation. Remove any clear plastic protectors on the Dot 3 from the side and top. Even with music playing, a clear command will wake Alexa. This is true for us in this scenario. Is the Echo Dot worth the money? Image Credit: Future Amazon Echo Dot: Performance The marquee feature of the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation is the revamped audio system that helps make the Echo Dot sound better than any version prior. For new Dots, the box itself arrives in a clear plastic bag. Tap the Listed Echo Dot 3 to Set Up This brings up the Select your Wi-Fi Network page, as shown next.

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Echo Dot 3 Setup Instructions for Amazon Alexa 3rd Generation Dot

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

We suggest that you close the Alexa app and start it anew first. Note that the Dot 3 only stays in Setup mode for several minutes, and times out after that. Does the Echo Dot require Alexa? Enter the Password for Chosen WiFi Network Tapping a WiFi network may prompt you to enter the password for that network. The Settings the screen displays as follows. It's not the simplest Amazon Echo speaker though; the , adds Alexa smart capability to a connected speaker, without having the ability to play music itself.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review: better all round

alexa echo dot 3rd generation

On the other hand, if this is not a brand new 3rd Gen Dot, it may not immediately go into Setup mode. The Dot packs a lot of great features and capable tech into a tiny package. If so, then skip ahead to Step 14. More pertinently perhaps, it means Alexa sounds much more agreeable at all times: clear, loud and easy to understand. In this demo, we tapped Bedroom, as shown in the last photo. Echo Dot 3 Setup Instructions, Step-by-Step 1. The Set Up New Device menu then pops up as shown in the next screenshot.

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