Setting up your new Amazon Echo Dot is easy.  There are a few things that you need to do or make sure of before plugging in your new Echo Dot:

1.  You will need to setup an account with Amazon.  If you already have an account, skip to the next step.  If you need to setup an account with Amazon, please visit, click the Sign In Menu, then after New Customer? click the Start here link:

2.  Next, you need to download the Alexa App to your mobile device.  You can search the app store for your device for "Alexa App", or go to alexa,

3.  Now, follow the instructions in your Alexa App to configure your Echo Dot.  Remember, you do need to have WiFi where you are setting up your Echo Dot, and you will need to know your WiFi password.  Here is an easy-to-follow video guide on setting up your new Dot:

For assistance, you can call the Park University ITS Help Desk for guidance at 816-584-6768.