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Woah, you got an Amazon Echo. Sweet! This slick little gadget is your first step toward creating a smarter home. Now that you’ve got one, Alexa will help you do all kinds of amazing things, like order a pizza, summon an Uber, and tell you how to mix a perfect Manhattan. What she won’t do is set up your Echo.

Don’t worry. It’s dead simple. First, make sure your Echo is charged. All set? Great. Turn it on and set up the WiFi connection by installing the Alexa app on your phone. Fire up the app, and it’ll walk you through configuring your Echo.

No, really. It’s just that easy.

The cool thing about Alexa is she learns from you. The more questions you ask, the smarter she gets. Use your Alexa app to get started by activating those apps and services you use. Definitely choose Uber, to make getting a car as easy as saying, “Alexa, get an Uber.” The Bartender is another useful one. “Alexa, as The Bartender who to make a Tom Collins.” Boom. Done.

The first one is Ordering an Uber. Before asking Alexa to order you an Uber home, toggle the Uber app on through the Alexa app and link your Uber account. Now, you can order an Uber in the matter of seconds. Another useful skill is The Bartender, which you can add on the Alexa app. Be sure to spend some time exploring the Alexa app, because you can set up your Echo to do everything from play music and provide weather forecasts to play music, order flowers, and … well, any one of 3,000 tasks, really.

We told you it’s smart.

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