Your Amazon Echo cannot be merely used as a voice assistant that performs several tasks like playing music, giving traffic and weather updates, reading news etc. Surprisingly, you can use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.
This is a real surprise. If you have subscribed for Apple Music, you can play your favorite tunes and songs on Echo’s powerful speakers; all you need to do is to connect your iPhone with Amazon Echo over Bluetooth. Similarly, you can play podcasts, audio books, and other contents. First, you need to pair your iPhone or iPad with the Amazon Echo.
How to Pair iPhone/iPad with Amazon Echo
Alexa is a voice assistant that helps you communicate with Amazon Echo. (A step further, Alexa can perform other seemingly impossible tasks like turning on Mac and Windows PC) Here too, you need to rely on Alexa to pair your iOS device with Amazon Echo.
Step #1: You have to remain within the range of Amazon Echo and say, “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”
Step #2: Alexa should reply with a word, “searching”. This means, Alexa is putting a Bluetooth device into pairing mode.
Step #3: Open Settings on iOS device.
Step #4: Tap on Bluetooth.
Step #5: Look under the Other Devices label and tap the device that bears the name Echo.
Finally, Alexa will inform you when your iOS device is successfully connected.
Since your iOS device is now connected with Amazon Echo, you can use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker by playing audio on your iOS device over the Echo.
How to Disconnect iPhone/iPad from Amazon Echo
You can easily disconnect your iOS device from Amazon Echo. You should be within the range of Echo and say, “Alexa, turn off Bluetooth.” You can also use phrase like, “Alexa, disconnect from my phone”.
How to Reconnect iOS Device with Amazon Echo
Step #1: Stay within the range of Amazon Echo and say, “Alexa, connect to my phone.”
Step #2: You may have paired more than one device with your Amazon Echo; in this case, you should ask Alexa the name of device to reconnect with Amazon Echo. For example, “Alexa, connect to (device name)”.
Step #3: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and tap on Bluetooth. You can find your device’s name here. You can check the sentence near the top that reads, “Now discoverable as ‘device name’”.
That’s it! This is how you can use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.
Once your iOS device is paired with Amazon Echo, you can try other Alexa commands for Amazon Echo; check whether the commands work or not.
Given the price of Amazon Echo, many consumers may not like the idea of buying one; for them, they can easily convert Android or iPhone into an Amazon Echo. With a third-party app, they can use their smartphones as an Amazon Echo.
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Apart from Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap, Alexa can operate your iPhone and iPad also. You can use Alexa on iPhone or iPad and perform many tasks other than managing your orders on Amazon shopping cart.