Amazon’s Echo smart speakers aren’t just capable of connecting over Wi-Fi – they’re Bluetooth enabled as well.
By connecting an Echo speaker via Bluetooth, you can control music playback manually from your phone or tablet.
However, many people don’t realize that you can also connect your Echo device to another Bluetooth speaker, which gives you the same control, but with potentially better sound from a high-end speaker. this is especially in the case of an Echo Dot.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to do both.
Once you’re ready, that means you’ll not only be able to use Spotify with Alexa, as well as Apple Music, but also music streamed to your phone through an unsupported web browser or streaming service.
If you’re wondering if your Echo has Bluetooth, the answer is yes – all devices in the Amazon Echo family support Bluetooth, from the cheapest Echo Dot to the Amazon Echo Show 8 and Echo Studio.
The sound quality of some Alexa smart speakers leaves a lot to be desired, even with improvements from the third generation. However, the good news is that for those who have a beefy Bluetooth speaker on hand, you can combine the two.
This means you get the full Alexa voice command experience, but block out the beats of your existing setup.
It means a life without children. because you can still use the 3.5mm jack to connect your Echo to external systems. and allows a much more careful configuration. Also, if you have an older analog system, you can buy Bluetooth adapters that can bridge the gap.
Pair a Bluetooth enabled speaker with the Amazon Echo
1. Turn on your external Bluetooth speaker and activate pairing mode.
2. Head to the Alexa app (you can also use the alexa.amazon.com web app).
3. Go to Settings, after tapping More in the lower bar.
4. Choose Device settingsand select the Alexa device you want to pair.
5. Press Bluetooth.
6. Choose Pair a new device.
7. You should now see your external device listed. Press to pair.
Connect your phone to Echo and Alexa via Bluetooth
If you don’t want to have to talk to Alexa to listen to music through your Echo smart speaker or Alexa-enabled speaker, you have the option to simply connect via Bluetooth and manually manage melodies through the app. from your phone.
1. Start with your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
2. Go to the Settings menu and open the Bluetooth Settings menu – make sure Bluetooth is turned on and the device is near your Amazon Echo.
3. Say, “Alexa, pair”. This will see Alexa enter pairing mode and search for nearby Bluetooth enabled devices.
4. If this is your first time pairing the two, find the Echo speaker in the list of new devices (usually located at the bottom of the Bluetooth settings menu on your iOS or Android device).
5. Once the two have established a connection, the Echo device will appear in the list of Bluetooth connections on a phone or tablet. This allows you to connect manually via Bluetooth in the settings menu – or, alternatively, you can say, – Alexa, pair [device name]a???? to re-establish the connection.
6. To disconnect your mobile device from Amazon Echo, say: “Alexa, disconnect from Bluetooth”.
Tip – with an Echo Show or Spot, you can pair your phone using the Settings from the touch screen.
How to remove paired Bluetooth devices from your Echo
Remove paired Bluetooth devices from your Echo device
If you want to remove the Bluetooth pairing, follow these steps:
1. Open the Alexa app.
2. Press Devices.
3. Choose Echo and Alexa and tap the device whose connection you want to remove.
4. Select Bluetooth devices.
5. Press Forget the device.