Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Show are smart voice enabled speakers every technophile would love to use. With nifty design and size, these speakers come with a pretty decent sound quality. However, if you are a true connoisseur of music or you simply host a party with a lot of people and don’t think Amazon Echo device is powerful enough for your requirements, fret not, for it is quite easy to pair Bluetooth speaker with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus Echo Show and Echo Spot.
Before you connect Bluetooth speaker with Amazon Echo devices, you need to keep a distance of 3 feet between the Echo device and the Bluetooth speaker. While playing music on your Echo is straightforward and can be done by simply pairing your phone to the device, the process to connect Amazon Echo to external speakers is a little bit harder.
Amazon Echo boasts 7 microphones and Echo Show is equipped with two Dolby speakers, which can help you to access Alexa Voice Service to gain any information you need or perform tasks on your phone which is pretty impressive for a gadget that is compact.
If you are using a sound bar, ensure that it has Bluetooth connectivity. In fact it is even possible to connect your Echo to an old-school desktop sound box; all you need is a Bluetooth-to-analog converter which is easily available online and is generally used to link Bluetooth headphones to HDTV. However, this feature is only necessary if you have a full sized Echo. If you use the Echo Dot, you can simply bypass all these steps and connect your 3.5mm headphone cable to the speakers. This would also help to preserve the sound quality as Bluetooth does tend to reduce the quality a bit.
How to Pair Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Show
Step #1. Plug in the speaker and the additional adaptor (if necessary). Place the Echo device near the Bluetooth speaker, within a radius of 30 ft.
Step #2. Put the Bluetooth speaker/adaptor in the pairing mode.
Step #3. Launch Alexa app on your smartphone or go to alexa.amazon.com from browser to access Alexa Control panel
Step #4. Click on Settings and choose the Echo device you want to use from the list under Devices.
Step #5. Click on the sub-directory “Wireless” and then on “Bluetooth”.
Step #6. A list of previously connected devices will appear. Choose the “Pair a New Device” option to pair your speaker from the list of devices.
Step #7. If you are unsuccessful in connecting the first time, check if any previously paired device has Bluetooth activated as Echo may try to connect to previously paired devices automatically if they are nearby.
Step #8. After connecting to the speaker, it will appear under the list of paired devices. The cool thing with Echo is, if it disconnects for some reason, you can give it voice controlled instructions to pair Echo with Bluetooth speaker device.
Since the Echo device is the one taking the instructions and the output sound is produced by the paired speakers, you can keep the Echo anywhere within a range of 30ft from the Bluetooth speaker unit. Though Amazon has recommended a distance of 3ft between the speakers and the Echo for the proper functioning of the voice recognition software, as long as you don’t directly place the Echo in front of your speaker, you should be fine.
Thus, with this modified unit, you can turn your Echo into the perfect compact voice controlled speaker unit. With this trick, you can use your Echo anywhere in the house and enjoy a truly immersive sound experience. So go on, invite your friends over and throw them the coolest party without having to physically go and change the tracks whenever it’s time to amp up the mood!
Note that Amazon Echo Show can be paired only with Amazon Certified Bluetooth Speakers.