I got the Phillips Hue A 19 Starter Kit with two LED light bulbs. It was easy to setup.
I plugged the hub into my router (no password needed, it just connects).
Then I go into the Alexa app, and go to the Smart Home option and choose Discover Devices (or you can ask Alexa to Discover Devices)
Once she discovered the lights, I named them. You can also group bulbs together into a room. This way you could say, “Alexa turn on the living room” and it would turn on all the lights that you have in the group called Living Room.
Another route you can go is to purchase a TP-Link Smart Plug that is an outlet that you can control with your voice. I sooooo want one (they are a bit costly at $30 each or you can get two for $55 so if you want to control things that are not lights
Next episode I will get into how I made my Amazon Echo portable subscribe in your favorite podcast app or get alerts via email.