Get Alexa APP for PC, LAptop, Desktop

Get Alexa for PC, Alexa App Information

Getting Alexa on PC makes it easy to control your smart home from anywhere just by using voice commands.
Learn here how to install, customize, use Alexa app for Windows (7, 10).
Also, get information here what you need to know Alexa on PC and how it works.

About Alexa App For PC

Alexa is a virtual assistant that is developed by Amazon. You can easily use Alexa App regardless of whether the app is running in the foreground or background – all you need to do is ask.

Alexa app control all types smart speakers i.e. Amazon Echo, echo dot, Tap, Echo look, Echo show, echo plus, smart lights, cameras, door lock etc. just giving some voice commands.

You can do a lot more using Alexa and smart speaker e.g. voice interaction, playback music, news, control your home, watching movies, making video calls, to-do shopping list and seeing information at a glance.

Note: One of the thing that is Alexa app supported voice controlled only on the Android and iOS devices.

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How to Download Alexa APP for PC and Laptop

If the Alexa app is available on your Windows 10 device then set up the app and start using the application

TIP- You can start using Alexa by saying the Wake word “Alexa” followed by the command. Select “Alexa for Windows” icon to start the Alexa app.
  • Click on the start and choose the “Alexa on windows” app.
  • Choose “Set up Amazon Alexa” when the setup screen displays.
  • On the Terms and Conditions screen, select the Continue.
  • Choose the settings as per your requirements and click on “finish setup”. If you want to change the settings later, you can do it as per your requirement.
  • Choose “Sign in “option for signing in to the Amazon Account. If you do not have an Amazon Account then you can create the new one.
how to get alexa app for pc and laptop

How to Download & Install Alexa App On PC

At the moment Alexa app is available for all type of desktop and laptop PC including MAC and Windows OS. Downloading Alexa app on Desktop is very easy, just follow the given steps and install Alexa app on your laptop.

  • Check the system requirements:

    Alexa app for PC is available for system having at least 1GB RAM, 50 GB Hard Disk and active internet connection over wireless, Router must be dual band.

  • Prepare Echo device:

    Unbox your echo device and plugin it with power source, make sure your Alexa is at least 5 feet above and away from wall for better connectivity.

  • Download Alexa app for PC:

    Now download Alexa app. Just choose your Operating system and Alexa app will be downloaded in to your Laptop or desktop system.

  • Start Installation through App:

    Once App is installed on your PC goes to alexa.amazon.com and login with your valid amazon credentials. And navigate to Setting Menu.

  • Select your Echo Device:

    Under Setting menu click on setup, and choose you device that you wish to setup on your PC and click on that start setup process.

  • Connect Echo with Wi-Fi:

    Now in next step do connect your echo with Wi-Fi, just check your computer wireless network and click on network having format amazon-xxx.

  • Register your echo device:

    In this step just follow on screen instructions to select your city, language. This will register your echo device to amazon cloud services.

  • Finish Alexa PC Setup :

    Once all steps are completed you will see a congratulation message with introduction video. It means your Alexa app for PC is successfully setup.

Connect Alexa to the Computer or PC

Alexa is one of the marvelous innovations introduced by the Amazon. Alexa can assist you in a number of ways, from setting schedules to preparing the shopping list to control the Smart home device; Alexa can do a lot of things for you.

Once you have connected the Alexa to the computer or Echo device, you can use the Alexa to control your smart home device; you can turn on or off your computer remotely. So, connect the Alexa with your computer now and enjoy using the Amazing features.

So, let’s have a look at how you can use the Alexa for the computer:

In present, Alexa for PC is only supported by the Desktop and laptops having windows 10. You can install the app on your computer or desktop, usually, the app comes preinstalled.

To check whether the Alexa is already installed on your system or not, you can write the Alexa in the search box. If the app appears in the search results then the app is already installed but if it is not displaying in the results then you can download Alexa app.

Use Alexa as a “Computer Speaker”

If you are using an Echo device and your computer supports the Bluetooth connectivity then you can pair the Alexa with your computer and use the Alexa as a speaker for your computer. So, follow step by step guidelines on Alexa as a “Computer Speaker”…

Pair a Windows computer with Echo

Once you get Alexa app on Computer, you need to pair it with your smart speaker like echo or echo dot on which device you want to connect. To Pair your device with Alexa Windows, follow given steps:

  • First of all, login to your Alexa Account.
  • Choose settings from the left pane. From the list of devices, choose echo. Click on Bluetooth.
  • Choose “Pair a new device”, Alexa will start searching for the new devices.
  • Open the search box on computer present in the start menu. Type Bluetooth, in the System settings, open the Bluetooth settings.
  • Make sure your Bluetooth is turned on and your system is easily discoverable.
  • Choose “Add Bluetooth or other devices”. Under the device type, select Bluetooth.
  • Choose the Echo from the list of devices and click on the “Done”. Your Echo and computer are now connected to each other.
Pairing echo with computer and PC

Connect the Echo with MAC

Alexa app is also available on MacBook. You can use Echo as a Bluetooth speaker on MAC for any media including your personal music library, Pandora, audio books etc. For all these, you need to do is setup echo as a Bluetooth speaker. So, know how you can connect echo with Mac:

Connecting echo dot with MAC
  • Login to the Alexa account. Choose the settings from the left pane. From the available list of devices, select Echo.
  • Click on “pair a new device” option and Alexa will start searching for the available devices. Select “Bluetooth icon”.
  • Click on connect and after that follow the on-screen instructions for Echo Dot setup.
  • Select the “Apple menu” and choose the “system preferences”. After that, choose “Sound”.’
  • Choose “output” and select the Echo from the list of devices.

Turn on your Computer by using Alexa

If you are not able to turn on the power down desktop using an Alexa enabled device, you can wake the hibernating or sleeping desktop. For this, you have to enable the Wake on LAN, set up the “IFTTT” recipe and connect the tasker with IFTTT via SMS your Android device and computer.

Enable the Wake word on LAN

Enable the Wake word on LAN

Wake word on LAN is a network standard that allows a Computer to be turned on remotely. It allows when your Computer might be hibernating, sleeping, or even completely powered off. Look at below steps to enable the Wake word on LAN:

  • In the search box, type the device manager.
  • Double click on “Network Adapters”.
  • Open “Power management”, select all checkboxes.
  • “Advanced tab”, & “wait for Link” select “On”.
  • Choose “Wake on Magic Packet” choose “Enabled”.
  • Choose “Ok”.
Create an IFTTT Recipe

Create an IFTTT Recipe

For connecting the Amazon Alexa to Android SMS, you are supposed to use IFTTT. To create an IFTTT recipe on Android app is simple and requires just a few taps or clicks on the correct icons.

  • Login to the IFTTT.
  • Click on “Search” and enter the “Alexa trigger PC”.
  • Choose the Alexa, Trigger PC On applet and enable it.
  • Enter the phrase which you want to say for turning on your PC. Type your “contact number” and click on the Save option.
Connect Tasker and IFTTT

Connect Tasker and IFTTT

IFTTT is a service that helps you to create powerful connections with one simple statement. So follow below given steps:

Install “Wake” on the LAN App and Tasker app on the android device.
  • Connect phone to a similar network.
  • Open “Wake on LAN” app and click the “+”. Select your device. Click on “+” & enter the task name.
  • Now, tap “+” again select plug-in. Tap “Wake on LAN”. Click on “Edit” and choose your devices.
  • Under “profiles” panel, tap “+” after that select the event. Tap “phone” and then “received text”.
  • Tap “search. Find and select your own contact details. Now, tap “Pc ON”.

Most Common Alexa for PC App Issues

For most to the part, users encounter problem when using smart speakers device i.e. Echo Dot, Echo show and Echo plus. Now question arises, how to fix problems without any problem. For these common problems, you can get complete troubleshooting guidance. So, here are some lists of most common problems using Alexa app on PC.

  • Unable to Open Alexa app on PC
  • Alexa for PC App doesn’t work
  • Alexa Isn’t Connected to Wi-Fi
  • Alexa won’t connect to my Bluetooth devices
  • Problems with Alexa for Windows 10
Most Comman issue wile installing alexa for PC
  • Alexa for PC Download Problems
  • Alexa for Computer Connection Timed Out
  • Getting problem while connect Alexa to PC
  • Alexa App Stuck On Setup
  • Can’t Install Alexa on PC Problem

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Alexa for PC App Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble with Alexa for PC during installation, setup, connecting or Alexa app not working then here are some troubleshooting tips that may help to solve Alexa on PC problems. Follow these steps carefully and get Alexa for PC with ease.

Check Device Internet Connection:

  • Reboot your Device that you are using i.e. Echo, Echo Dot
  • Restart or reboot the Router.
  • Move your Echo device away from other electronic devices.
  • Make sure it is connected to dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz – 5 GHz) networks.

Update Latest Version of Alexa App:

  • Go to Alexa App for PC, Select Quit App from app menu.
  • Open Alexa app on your PC again.
  • Update your Alexa app, if you find a new update is available.
  • If the problem continues pop-up, uninstall and reinstall Alexa for PC app.