What is Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup?
Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup is a part of Amazon's Frustration-Free Setup program and enables customers to connect supported smart devices such as second generation and newer Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Fire TV streaming media players, as well as new devices like the Amazon Smart Plug, and Amazon Basics Microwave to their Wi-Fi network in a few easy steps.
How does Wi-Fi simple setup work?
For your new device to use Wi-Fi simple setup to automatically connect to your home Wi-Fi network, you need three things. 1) a new Wi-Fi simple setup enabled device (second-generation or newer Echo Plus, Echo Show, third-generation Echo Dot, Amazon Smart Plug, Amazon Basics Microwave, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation), and Fire TV Stick - Basic Edition), 2) an existing second generation or newer Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation), Fire TV Stick - Basic Edition, or Fire TV (3rd Generation) device in your home that is already connected to your Wi-Fi network, and 3) a password saved to Amazon. If you have all of these things and you purchased your device from Amazon.com, the new device will try to join your Wi-Fi network automatically using Wi-Fi simple setup. If you bought your device offline, or the device did not automatically join your Wi-Fi network, you can always open the Alexa app and follow the new Wi-Fi simple setup instructions to complete the setup with fewer steps than before.
How will devices know which Wi-Fi network is my network?
If you have already connected an Amazon device like a Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Kindle, or Echo device and chosen to store your password to Amazon, Wi-Fi simple setup will recognize the account linked to your previous device and automatically connect the new Wi-Fi simple setup enabled device using the same password you have saved to Amazon. To learn more about saving your password to Amazon click here.
Do I need to purchase all devices on Amazon.com for Wi-Fi simple setup to work?
No, when you purchase Wi-Fi simple setup devices from Amazon.com using your Amazon account, the device is automatically associated to your account. This association allows the device to access Wi-Fi simple setup automatically to try to join your home Wi-Fi Network. If you purchase a Wi-Fi simple setup enabled device from an offline retailer, the process is still simple as you'll only need to open the Alexa app click on add a device and follow the Wi-Fi simple setup instructions to complete Wi-Fi setup.
Is Wi-Fi simple setup Secure?
Yes. Wi-Fi simple setup follows industry best practices for security. All devices are authenticated before any data is sent and data is only sent in an encrypted form. Wi-Fi simple setup will only use the passwords you have saved to Amazon to connect compatible Wi-Fi simple setup enabled devices you have purchased from amazon.com or scanned with a 2D barcode.
Can I choose not to use Wi-Fi simple setup?
Yes. Disabling simple setup in the eero mobile app means your eero network will not serve to help conigure new, simple setup enabled devices. To fully disable simple setup for all Amazon devices you purchase, you may disable Wi-Fi simple setup on your Amazon account through the Manage Your Content and Devices page. This will stop all Wi-Fi simple setup enabled devices from accessing Wi-Fi simple setup. When you disable Wi-Fi simple setup you will be required to manually configure all new devices you purchase and no devices will have access to Wi-Fi simple setup on your Amazon account.
For more information on Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup, visit Amazon’s FAQ page.