How to order the new Amazon Echo Dot without Echo or voice remote

Amazon recently released two new Echo siblings, the Dot and Tap. The Tap can be easily pre-ordered through Amazon’s website or its mobile app, the Dot, on the other hand requires an Alexa enabled device.

The steps below are not secrets, and should not violate Amazon’s requirements for ordering the Dot through an Alexa enabled device. So let’s get to it.

If you have an Amazon Fire TV or an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can order the Dot through it, even if you don’t have the voice remote. Here’s how I did it.

  1. Download the Amazon Fire TV remote app from the app store on the iPhone. (I don’t have an Android device so I was unable to confirm if it will work the same way).
  2. Turn on your TV and change the input source to your Amazon Fire TV or Stick.
  3. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Fire TV or Stick.
  4. On the app, select the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick listed, enter the code presented on your TV.
  5. Once connected to your Fire TV or Stick, pull down on the microphone icon and hold until you hear the “beep” on the TV.
  6. While still holding down the microphone icon on your phone, say “Alexa, order Echo Dot.”
  7. If the voice is recognized properly by the Fire TV (Stick), you can proceed with your order on the TV screen.
  8. Wait for your Echo Dot to come in, and enjoy.

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