How to take Alexa out on the town – CNET

Amazon Tap takes cuts Alexa’s cord. The problem is, Tap turns back into just a Bluetooth speaker without Wi-Fi. Luckily, there’s a way to keep Alexa chatting, even when you’re on the go.

Amazon Tap takes cuts Alexa’s cord. The problem is, Tap turns back into just a Bluetooth speaker without Wi-Fi. Luckily, there’s a way to keep Alexa chatting, even when you’re on the go. Here’s how you can connect Tap to a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot through your phone.

Step 1: Open your Alexa app and go to settings.

Step 2: Select your Tap, and choose “Update Wi-Fi.”

Step 3: Hold the Wi-Fi button for five seconds until the lights on the front turn orange.

Step 4: In your phone’s network settings, connect to Tap.

Step 5: Go back to the Alexa app. Instead of selecting a Wi-Fi network, scroll to the bottom of the list and select “Use this device as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.”

Step 6: A new screen will open, telling you not to activate your hotspot yet. Select “Continue.”

Step 7: Enter your hotspot network Name and Password. (If you don’t know what these are, go to “Personal Hotspot” in your phone’s settings, and it should display the information.)

Step 8: Go to your phone’s settings and turn on “Personal Hotspot.”

Step 9: Once Alexa says she’s connected, return to the Alexa app and tap “Continue.”

Now, using your phone as a mobile hotspot, you can talk with Alexa no matter where you are.

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