Picture of the Alexa Echo Spot speaker, showing that the attemped WiFi connection has failed.

Echo Spot WiFi Setup Instructions

Here, we offer Echo Spot WiFi setup instructions, for the Amazon Alexa Echo Spot talking video speaker. Now keep in mind that you need not completely erase your Echo Spot settings to set it up it on a new wireless network. Further, you need neither a tablet nor phone running the Amazon Alexa app, because the Echo Spot features its own touchscreen.  The Spot has all the necessary provisions for getting it up and running on WiFi.

What to Do Prior to Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Note that you can set up a WiFi network on the Echo Spot whether or not it successfully connects to a network currently. However, the speaker must be powered up you start.





Also, the WiFi network you set up on the Spot must have internet access. Why?  Because the Echo Spot will not function on many limited access or closed wireless networks.

1. Turn On your Echo Spot

After several to ten seconds, a Home Screen appears as shown next.

Picture of the Echo Spot speaker, front view, showing the local weather.
Echo Spot speaker, front view, showing the local weather.

 

Echo Spot WiFi Setup Instructions, Step by Step

1. Bring up the Actions Menu

Do this by swiping down from top of screen.

The Actions menu then appears as shown next.

Picture of swiping down toward the center of the speaker screen, to reveal its main menu. Echo Spot WiFi Setup.
Continuing to swipe down toward screen center on the speaker reveals the main menu.

 

Picture of the  Main Menu screen, with the -Settings- button highlighted.
The Main Menu screen on the speaker, with the -Settings- button highlighted.

2. Tap the Settings Button

Find the Settings button on the Actions menu, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

The Settings screen then appears, as shown in the next picture.

3. Tap the Network Settings Menu Item to Continue with Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Find the Network Settings option shown in the last picture.

Picture of the -Settings- screen, with a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.
The -Settings- screen, with a finger swiping up to scroll down through the list of settings.

Tapping Network Settings brings up the Connect to Network screen, as shown next, and gives access to the Echo Spot WiFi settings.

Picture of the -Connect To Network- screen on the speaker. Echo Spot WiFi Setup.
The -Connect To Network- screen on the speaker.

4. Find Desired WiFi Network

The Connect To Network screen lists all in range as well as saved WiFi networks. So to find the wireless network you wish to setup your Echo Spot on, swipe up and down on this screen until you spot it. If you don’t see the network you want, then Maybe your Echo Spot is too far away from it. Move the speaker closer to that access point / router if this happens.





In this demo, we’re going to setup to the villasalon WiFi network on our Echo Spot. This SSID is circled in green, in the picture following.

Picture of the -Connect To Network- screen with the -villasalon- WiFi network highlighted.
The speaker showing its -Connect To Network- screen with the -villasalon- WiFi network highlighted.

5. Tap Desired WiFi Network Entry

If your chosen WiFi SSID is a password protected network (as it well should be), the Echo Spot then prompts you for its WiFi password, as shown next. Our villasalon network is indeed secured with a password.

Picture of the -WiFi Password Entry- screen, with blank field, no password entered yet.
The -WiFi Password Entry- screen, with blank field, no password entered yet.

6. Tap the Hide Password Button (Optional), to Continue with Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Skip ahead to the next step if you want to see the password characters appear onscreen as you enter them.

But if you want them hidden, then find the Hide Password option at the top of the screen. Hiding the password characters makes them show up as stars (*). But you need not hide the password if you’re alone or do not care if anyone looks sees it over your shoulder.

7. Enter WiFi Network Password

Type in the WiFi password for the wireless network you’ve chosen, using the onscreen virtual keyboard, as shown next. We’ve hidden our password. So we got the star characters as we typed ours in.

Picture of the -WiFi Password Entry- prompt screen, with the password field filled in. The characters typed in are hidden.
The -WiFi Password Entry- prompt screen, with password field filled in. The characters typed in are hidden.

8. Tap the Check Mark Button

Once you’ve typed the WiFi password, tap the gray check mark button at the bottom of the screen, as shown in the last picture.





The Echo Spot then displays the Wi-Fi Network Confirmation screen, as shown next. Note that the villasalon network name appears, along with the password field (star characters).

Picture of the -New WiFi Network Confirmation- screen. Echo Spot WiFi Setup.
The -New WiFi Network Confirmation- screen.

If this is the WiFi network you wish, then go on to the next step. If not, then tap the  Back  button, found in the top left area (ten o’clock) on the screen, to choose a different WiFi network from the list of available networks.

9. Tap the Continue Button to Move Forward with Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Find the  Continue  button at six o’clock at the bottom of the Wi-Fi screen in the last picture (the > button).

The Echo Spot then asks if you wish to save the WiFi password you entered above to Amazon servers, as shown next.

10. Switch Off the  Save Password to Amazon  Option (Optional)

The Save Password to Amazon option is ON by default. If you want to save your password there, then skip ahead to the next step.  Doing so means that the next time you setup any Echo device on the same Amazon account, that it will use that saved network information.  This means that you won’t have to reenter the WiFi network and password the next time you set up a new Echo Spot speaker on your Amazon account.

But if you with not to save your WiFi password, then tap the toggle switch at three o’clock on the prompt screen, shown next. This moves the switch to the left (OFF) position.

Here, we opted not to save it. Why? Because NOT saving it, in future demos, lets us use villasalon as a brand new WiFi network, and avoid the system automatically connecting to it anytime we’re in range of villasalon.

Furthermore, as of this writing, once you save the network password to Amazon, you cannot remove it from their list unless you ask their customer service agents to clear your saved passwords list in your Amazon account. Avoiding the time involved with messaging them is another reason not to save the password.

Picture of the -Save WiFi Password to Amazon- screen displayed by the speaker, with that setting switch OFF.
The -Save WiFi Password to Amazon- screen displayed by the speaker, with that setting switched OFF.

11. Tap the Blue Continue Button

Find the Continue (>) button at the bottom of the screen shown in the last picture.

The Echo Spot then attempts to set itself up on the WiFi network you entered above. While it does this, it displays the Connecting screen, as shown next.

Picture of the -Connecting- screen, while the speaker attempts to connect to the current WiFi network.
The -Connecting- screen, while the speaker attempts to connect to the current WiFi network.

After ten to thirty seconds, a WiFi connection is made successfully (or not).





If connecting fails, then the Echo Spot returns you to the list of available WiFi networks screen, with a WiFi Connection Failure message on your chosen network list item, as shown next. From there, you can either choose a different WiFi network, or pick the same SSID again and retry entering its password.

Picture of the speaker showing that the attempted WiFi connection has failed. Echo Spot WiFi Setup.
The speaker showing that the attempted WiFi connection has failed.

But if all works as expected with setting up the new WiFi connection, you’ll see the Verify Amazon Account screen come up, as shown in the next shot.

Picture of the -Verify Amazon Account- screen on the speaker.
The -Verify Amazon Account- screen on the speaker.

This screen says, “To connect to a new Wi-Fi network we need to confirm that you are <your Amazon account name> by signing you in with your Amazon account password.”

12. Tap the Blue Next (>) Button to Continue with Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Find this button shown in the last picture, at five o’clock (lower right on the touchscreen).

The Echo Spot then asks for your Amazon account password, as shown in the screenshot in the next step.

13. Tap the  Hide  Button (Optional)

Skip ahead to the next step if you want to see the your Amazon account password characters appear onscreen as you enter them.

But to keep your password secret, then find the Hide option at the top of the screen. Again, hiding password characters makes them appears as asterixis (*).

Picture of the speaker prompting for the Amazon account password.
The speaker, prompting for the Amazon account password.

We chose to hide ours for this demo.

14. Enter your Amazon Account Password

We typed in ours using the little virtual keyboard, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the -Amazon Account Password Prompt- screen, with the password field filled in and its characters hidden.
The -Amazon Account Password Prompt- screen, with the password field filled in and its characters hidden.

15. Tap the Teal Done (Checkmark) Button to Continue with Echo Spot WiFi Setup

Find and tap the checkmark button on the bottom of the round Echo Spot screen, at the six o’clock position.





After a brief pause, and if all went as it should, you’ll see the Connected screen, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker showing its -WiFi Network Connected Successfully- screen. Echo Spot WiFi Setup.
The speaker showing its -WiFi Network Connected Successfully- screen.

Your Echo Spot has now successfully set up on the WiFi network you picked. Then, if that network has full internet access, you can give voice commands to it. Test this out as follows if you wish.

16. Return the Echo Spot to its Home Screen (Optional)

Say the command, “Alexa, go home.” This takes you back out of the WiFi connected screen, and displays a home screen, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker showing its -Home- screen.
The speaker showing its -Home- screen.

17. You’re All Done with Echo Spot WiFi Setup !

And successfully we hope!

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References for Echo Spot WiFi Setup

  1. Setup Echo to Wi-Fi at Amazon.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-12: Added more tags.
  • 2019-03-29: Updated key phrase targeting.
  • 2018-12-20: First published.