I tried plugging it in directly to the box and it still will not connect. The speaker will delete all network connections, settings and configurations. Hold down the volume down button and the power button at the same time until you hear a sound. Locate the reset button, which will be a small hole near the base of the device. Unfortunately the device has no battery power indicator.The iLive Concierge is very similar in design to the Amazon Echo. !”.WiFi distance seems to be good. But she cannot use Alexa calling or messaging.To synchronize two Concierge devices you must use the iLive app. If it is already playing something when you ask it to, it will trigger all the other speakers to play what you asked successfully, but then go back to what it was originally playing itself. For us, it did take us a few tries to get the speaker to connect (and we did have to manually connect to the network both times we tried to join a network during our tests).Once the speaker is on your WiFi, it will attempt to pair with Amazon Alexa. He comes with a bachelors in electrical engineering and a hobby in the installation of advanced audio-video environments.
The Concierge will connect with Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, iHeart Radio, and music stored in your Amazon library. To stop the music synchronization and re-enable the Alexa capabilities of the “slave” devices, you must separate the devices in the app. For now, though, we will keep to the category of speakers with a focus on another Alexa built-in option, a portable speaker called the iLive Platinum Concierge. At the bottom is a micro USB port for charging and an aux port.While set up is easy, for full functionality you will need to install both the iLive and Alexa app. With the app you can group and ungroup speakers, manage your music, stations and presets, control volume, and more. The iLive Concierge is available in black, denim blue, burgundy, and silver gray.Like the Amazon Echo, the Concierge has a light ring around the top, but it does not control the volume. This easy to use app lets you control your music from your smartphone or tablet to listen on your iLive Wi-Fi Speakers. There are two buttons for volume: up and down. You can also pair the Concierge to Bluetooth devices to play music from your phone or notebook. The price causes us to compare it to some other speakers with better range, causing a little drop to the score. Running down the middle of the speaker on one side is a rubber strip filled with buttons and inputs.Once you have done all of this, your speaker should be ready to go, including using Alexa with your voice.–“Alexa, …..hi!!
You will also need to have an Amazon account.iLive gives their Alexa device the ability to play the same music on more than one Concierge/speaker at the same time. One of which is micro-USB for charging the speaker, and the other is for connected a wired device with, using the provided aux 3.5mm cable (for devices that don’t have any wireless support).It does seem to be a good little speaker and there are still a huge amount of uses for Amazon Alexa. Alexa is already being incorporated into a wide variety of devices from entertainment equipment to modems and you can expect to see a plethora of Alexa-enabled devices in the near future. White noise » Power the speaker OFF, then ON again. None of the other major voice-activated devices have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the ability to sling the music to an Aux port. Press the Mode button to manually switch to Aux In mode. You can now turn your device back on and it will be reset to factory settings. It provides a wonderful Wi-Fi range, and although it doesn’t support everything on Alexa just yet, you can connect your phone via Bluetooth for everything else. there is also a plus and minus volume control. If it doesn’t see it automatically, it will ask you to connect to its broadcasted WiFi (giving you the format of the SSID to look for). The Concierge has a woven cloth that covers most of the device. Its center mass is right in the center where it should be, keeping it upright nicely, even if it gets bumped slightly. However there are two caveats. It also has a connect Wi-Fi/pair Bluetooth button that also acts as a play/pause button. One inch around the top is covered in a plastic material. This item iLive Concierge WiFi Wireless Speaker w/Amazon Alexa. You only need to set up the group once. Did iLive actually expect us to take the Concierge over to our computers to charge it up? Its weight and slightly slimmer profile give it more portability.This strip includes controls to turn the Alexa microphone on and off.