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How Do You Do The Dance Party On Echo Glow?

Last Updated Aug 3, 2022

The Amazon Echo Glow is Amazon’s Kid-friendly smart lamp night light designed to have minimal controls to make it easy to learn for young children to gain tech confidence from an early age. The only controls on the Amazon Echo Glow are an on-off switch and the ability to tap the top of the orb to change the color of the light to one of the 16 colors available.

The Amazon Echo Glow doesn’t have a built-in microphone or speaker. If you want to play music with an Amazon Echo Glow, you will have to connect it to an Amazon Echo as no other brand of smart speaker is supported by the Amazone Echo Glow smart lamp. How do you have a dance party on the Echo Glow with lights and music?

How Do You Do the Dance Party on The Echo Glow?

The Amazon Echo Glow is a 100-lumen smart lamp night light that can be controlled by the Alexa mobile app or an Alexa virtual assistant-enabled Amazon Echo such as the Amazon Echo Kids Dot. Once you connect the Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo to your Amazon Echo Glow, you can ask Alexa to initiate a dance party and a bunch of other cool features.

  1. Connect Amazon Echo Glow to an Amazon Echo Smart Speaker
  2. Tell Alexa, “Alexa, start a dance party!” 
  3. Alexa will start playing music for you
  4. Change songs using Alexa music control commands

Alexa will play music and start a light show that will change colors in rhythm to the music. You can change the song playing while the dance party continues. A dance party is only one of the many cool things the Echo Glow can do.

Connect Amazon Echo Glow to an Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

Amazon requires the Amazon Echo Glow to be connected to an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo smart speaker to start a dance party. You have to be able to use the Alexa virtual assistant voice commands to give the Amazon Echo Glow the command to start a dance party. \

How to connect your Amazon Echo Glow and Amazon Echo Smart Speaker

The instructions are mostly the same for adding each device to your Amazon Alexa app. Step 6’s instructions will change depending on if you are installing the Amazon Echo Glow Light or the Amazon Echo Smart Speaker.

Connecting an Amazon Echo Glow to Your Amazon Alexa App

  1. Plug in your Amazon Echo Glow
  2. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device
  3. Select the More menu
  4. Choose Add a Device
  5. Tap Light
  6. Tap Amazon Echo
  7. Follow on-screen instructions to finish setting up your device

Connecting an Amazon Echo to Your Amazon Alexa App

  1. Plug in your Amazon Echo
  2. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device
  3. Select the More menu
  4. Choose Add a Device
  5. Tap Amazon Echo
  6. Tap Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and more
  7. Follow on-screen instructions to finish setting up your device

Now that your Amazon Echo Glow is connected to an Amazon Echo smart speaker, you will have access to Alexa voice commands and can tell the smart lamp night light to start a dance party!

Use Alexa to Start A Dance Party

Using the Alexa virtual assistant voice commands is as simple as asking a question. All you have to do is request something from Alexa and then roll the dice to see if she understands you or not. Each day, the virtual assistants surrounding us get better at understanding our requests. Luckily, all we need Alexa to do is start a dance party! Something she is good at!

Start a Dance Party Using Alexa Voice Commands

  1. Make sure your Amazon Echo Glow is connected and on
  2. Make sure your Amazon Echo is on
  3. Say, “Alexa, start a dance party!”
  4. Alexa will then start playing music and start a light show that will change the night light’s colors rhythmically to the music’s beat.
  5. You can change the music and playlist with Alexa as the dance party continues.

You can also use Alexa to change the music playing during the dance party light show. The dance party light show will continue while the music is being changed. To stop the dance party, you will need to command Alexa to stop it by saying, “Alexa, stop the dance party.”

Use Alexa to Change the Music Using Alexa Music Controls

While the dance party goes on, you can use Alexa commands to change the songs and control other aspects of the music playing while the light show continues.

Some Useful Alexa Music Commands

  • “Alexa, Shuffle music”
  • “Alexa, [Play/Stop]”
  • “Alexa, Play Next Song”
  • “Alexa, Play [Song, Album, or Artist Name]”
  • “Alexa, Play [Playlist Name]”
  • “Alexa, Play [Music Genre]”

These are just some of the useful commands that Alexa is capable of. You can find more on the Amazon Help & Customer Service Site.

Conclusion

It is quite easy to use Alexa to start a dance party with an Amazon Echo Glow once you have the Echo Glow connected to an Amazon Echo. You can change songs and have the soft lift change colors to the rhythm of your music as you sit back and enjoy your tunes.

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