Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

Alexa for Business now offers a simplified setup process for shared Echo devices. Shared devices are usually setup using the Alexa for Business Desktop Setup tool. To enable customers to try out the service quickly, Alexa for Business now offers the ability for IT admins to also use the Alexa companion app to setup the devices. Once it is setup in the companion app, IT admins can import the devices as shared devices onto the Alexa for Business console.

To import your devices, set up your echo devices using the Alexa companion app with your or Amazon Business credentials. Once set up, visit the Alexa for Business management console and select Import Devices from the Shared Devices tab to get started. This capability is currently available for the following devices - Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot. To learn more about this feature and how to import your devices as shared devices in Alexa for Business please see our documentation. To setup your Echo devices with WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi network, you must still use the Device Setup tool provided by Alexa for Business.

Alexa for Business enables organizations to use Alexa at their workplace. Alexa helps workers be more productive as they move throughout their day at home and at work. Alexa for Business includes the tools and controls that allows administrators to deploy and manage shared Alexa devices, skills, and users at scale. Alexa for Business is currently available in the U.S. only. To learn more about Alexa for Business, please visit here.