How to connect Alexa to Bluetooth? – When it comes to using Bluetooth speakers, you have plenty of options. However, the experience is enhanced if Alexa comes into the place. Connecting Alexa to Bluetooth speakers or using the device as a Bluetooth speaker is the main advantage.
Talking about Amazon Echo devices then can give you the option of using them as Bluetooth speakers. Meanwhile, do check how you position them without losing connectivity.
How To Connect Alexa to Bluetooth? – For External Bluetooth Speaker
When it comes to saying the commands to Alexa, you might not hear back the response. In such a scenario, you probably need the Alexa voice to amplify. For this purpose, you need a Bluetooth speaker to connect with Alexa. However, there are some steps to follow for the setup to work successfully. Please take a look at them as under.
1. Downloading the Alexa app
The first and foremost step is to download and install the Alexa app. You can download it from Google Play Store or Apple Store. Here, the screenshots are shared according to iPhone; however the settings and user interface is almost similar for Android smartphones.
2. Setting up the device in the app
Once you download and install the Alexa app, log in with your Amazon account. Further, do allow some of the permissions as it helps the app to work correctly. You will find the devices button at the lower right bottom of the app. Tap on it, and you will see a list of devices. If you have not set up a device, click on ‘Add a device,’ tap on Amazon Echo and connect Alexa with the app.
3. Continue with adding Bluetooth speaker
From the ‘Add device’ option, pick the Bluetooth speaker from the setup list. Before adding the speaker to your Alexa app, make sure to put it in pairing mode. The from the list, you will find the speaker showing up in the setup menu. Tap on it and select. Meanwhile, when you choose the Bluetooth speaker option, you will see some prompts. These prompts are related to the permissions which you need to allow.
4. The final step
Once the Alexa app pairs successfully with your Bluetooth speaker, you will hear a prompt. You will hear the name of the Bluetooth speaker spoken by the Alexa assistant.
Note: If you have turned on Alexa, but your Bluetooth speaker is off, does it need to pair again? As per this scenario, turn on the Bluetooth speaker, and ask Alexa to “connect my speaker.” As the speaker is paired, the Echo device will connect automatically.
There you are. The setup is complete; you can listen to the voice prompts of Alexa via the Bluetooth speaker. You can even listen to music via the speaker already paired. However, what if you don’t want an external speaker to connect with Alexa. Let us know more about that scenario in the next section.
How To Connect Alexa To Bluetooth? – Amazon Echo Devices
Talking about the Amazon Alexa devices such as Echo or Echo plus they have better capabilities. Further, you can even use these devices as Bluetooth speakers. For this purpose, do take a look at the steps below.
1. Turn on Bluetooth
The first step is to make sure the Bluetooth is turned on from the PC/macOS or smartphone settings. Secondly, the device is in the range of the Alexa app.
2. Disconnect other connections
Next is to disconnect all Bluetooth connections that are currently linked to Alexa. You can manually disconnect them or even with a voice command “Alexa, disconnect.” Ain’t that simple? It is for sure.
3. Device pairing
Now put your Amazon Echo device in pairing mode by pressing and holding the button. The ring will turn orange to show it is in pairing mode. It is time you permit Alexa to connect to the device using Bluetooth.
Meanwhile, you will also require Alexa in pairing mode to search for Bluetooth enabled device. Do use the voice command “Alexa, pair” for the same if you like using them.
4. Go back to computer/smartphone settings
You will see Alexa or Echo device paired under the Bluetooth settings. Further, Alexa also notifies you with a prompt that the connection was successful. Now the Alexa device – Echo, Echo plus is connected to your smartphone/computer.
Go ahead. Now you can use the Amazon Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker. Just play your favorite playlists and enjoy the day.
Wrap it up
So you have got two options – either use an external Bluetooth speaker to amplify Alexa voice commands or use Echo devices as Bluetooth speakers. Further, if you have issues connecting to Bluetooth, you can follow the steps by disconnecting, unpairing the devices, and then back on. Enjoy talking to Alexa and perform different operations while at work. A great assistant from Amazon that delivers the best.