How to Use Alexa Offline with Smart Home Devices Using Echo

What to do if you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, well Alexa can still function even if there is no internet connection. But when offline the capability of controlling the devices is limited, you can only use some of the basic commands such as controlling the volume, checking the time, or canceling an existing reminder. You cannot set a new alarm or reminder, check the weather, or play music.

So to enjoy Alexa smoothly you will need a stable internet connection to connect with your smart home devices. Nevertheless in this article, we will help you on how to set up so that Alexa can function even when we don’t have an internet connection.

How you use Alexa offline is by using Echo as the Alexa program control on your phone contains a voice command with a built-in intelligent hub. This can be done even if it is not connected to the Internet with local voice control. 

So, let’s get starting and see how you can Enable Local Voice Control in the Alexa App. 

Enable Local Voice Control in the Alexa App

Before following the steps, make sure to pair the smart home devices with the Amazon Echo. You will need an internet connection to pair Amazon Echo.

1. First, launch the Alexa app on your mobile phone or tablet, click the Devices option at the bottom and then click the All Devices button at the top.

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2. Select the Echo Plus device from the list.

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3. Scroll down to Local Voice Control and click on it.

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4. From the Local Voice Control screen enable by using the toggle option.

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That’s it, you have enabled Local Voice Control in the Alexa App. Now even if the Echo is not connected to Wi-Fi, you can still use the Echo to control your smart home. But as mentioned earlier, to run Amazon Alexa smoothly make sure you have a stable internet connection.

Note: If you don’t want to use Echo to control your smart home product, you can turn it off. If the Alexa program cannot work with your smart home device, try disabling and re-enabling the settings in Alexa.

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