5 Steps To Connect Alexa To Bluetooth In 1 Minute (2022) – SmartHomeOwl
“alexa, connect to bluetooth.”
Is this something you’ve always wanted to say out loud?
Today you will be able to connect alexa to bluetooth.
In this article, we will describe the simple steps you need to follow to connect alexa to bluetooth.
yes, any bluetooth speaker.
“so does that mean i don’t need to use amazon echo and choose my own bluetooth speaker?”
and you can do it in just 1 minute. or less!
let’s get started.
read on to find out:
- 5 easy steps to connect alexa to bluetooth.
- why won’t alexa connect to bluetooth and how to fix it.
- what to do to pair alexa with a speaker other than amazon.
- if you can play music via alexa via bluetooth in multiple rooms at the same time.
- and much more…
how to connect alexa to bluetooth?
To connect alexa to bluetooth, you must first enable bluetooth on the device of your choice. start the alexa app, go to devices, then echo & alexa choose the device you want to connect to, then turn on bluetooth. finally, pair the device with alexa and you’re good to go.
5 steps to connect alexa to bluetooth?
#1: open bluetooth on your device.
your amazon echo, or the speaker that houses alexa, is an amazing device.
First of all, you can play music on demand. from spotify, iheartradio and even apple music.
and much more…
then you can control the bass, treble and middle of your speaker.
Want a full concert soundstage? it’s up to you to design it yourself.
You can even control your smart home devices via alexa and adjust lighting, heat, etc.
and if you have multiple echo devices in your home, you can set up a multi-room music group via bluetooth so you can play audio throughout your home.
but echo dot doesn’t have the best sound quality in the whole world.
but the good thing is that you can use another speaker to play audio.
but did you know that alexa’s bluetooth allows her to connect to many devices?
We’re not just talking about smart speakers.
You can use any device to connect to alexa via bluetooth, as long as your device has bluetooth.
“so apart from smart speakers, can I use other devices? like what?”
First, there’s your smart TV.
if your smart tv has bluetooth, you can pair it with your echo and alexa.
Note: If you want to use voice commands for your TV, your TV must be compatible with Alexa. examples are fire tv and tv with a fire stick.
and then there’s your car.
echo auto is specifically designed to connect your echo to your car via bluetooth.
so whichever of these devices you want alexa to connect to, you don’t have to worry.
You just need to make sure you have bluetooth enabled on that device.
Doing this is easy as most speakers have a bluetooth button that you just need to touch.
such as the sonos one and the yamaha yas-209.
just remember that if your speaker is already connected via bluetooth to another device, you need to disconnect it.
note: your amazon echo or echo dot and speaker must be at least three feet apart for bluetooth pairing to be successful.
#2: Open the alexa app
do you have bluetooth open on the device you want to connect to alexa?
great! the next thing to do is open your alexa app.
You can also go to www.alexa.amazon.com.
once you are in:
- search for “devices”.
- click or tap on “echo & alexa”.
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#3: choose the device you want alexa to connect to
Next is to connect your device to bluetooth.
To do this, simply click or tap on the device you want to connect to your Alexa.
#4: pair alexa with your device
“great! is that all?”
what you need to do next is to pair alexa with your device.
To do this, you just have to:
- click or tap “bluetooth devices”.
- click or tap “pair a new device”.
note: it is important that you know the name of your device.
this will help make sure you are pairing your alexa with the correct device.
If you are not sure of your name, check the model number.
#5: choose your bluetooth speaker
da-da! now you will be able to play your audio through alexa on your device.
just click or touch your speaker and enjoy!
how to connect alexa to your phone via bluetooth
“what if i want to connect alexa to my phone via bluetooth? is that possible?”
your amazon echo or echo dot can serve as a bluetooth speaker for your phone.
to connect an android phone to alexa via bluetooth:
- check if your phone is connected to another device via bluetooth.
- turn on bluetooth on your phone.
- say, “alexa, turn on bluetooth.”
- go to your phone settings and search for bluetooth.
- tap alexa to pair.
“but I have an iphone!”
that’s not a problem at all.
you can also connect apple devices to alexa via bluetooth.
for that to happen:
- make sure your iphone is not connected to another device via bluetooth.
- place your iphone near your amazon echo or echo point.
- say, “alexa, pair”.
- tap “pair” when your phone prompts you to connect to alexa.
do you see? easy-peasy!
once alexa is paired with your phone or smart speaker, connecting in the future will be easy.
you can say “alexa, connect to…” and then say the name of your device or your phone.
note: you can only connect one device via bluetooth at a time.
If you have multiple devices you’d like to connect to alexa, just choose to connect one at a time.
see the whole process here:
“what if I want to remove the bluetooth connection?”
That won’t be hard either!
step 1: open your alexa app or go to www.alexa.amazon.com.
step 2: go to devices.
step 3: choose “echo & alexa”.
Step 4: Tap or click the device you want to disconnect from alexa.
step 5: click or tap “bluetooth devices”.
step 6: click or tap the device you want to disconnect, then choose “forget device”.
why doesn’t alexa connect to bluetooth? 5 causes & corrections
#1: Your device is low on battery
The first thing to check when trying to connect alexa to a device via bluetooth is your device’s battery.
For a successful bluetooth connection, your device must be fully charged.
If your device is running low on battery, please charge it first or connect it to a power source.
that should fix the problem.
#2: your echo and your device are too far from each other
Your device must be at least three feet from your Echo or Echo Point for a successful bluetooth connection.
“but shouldn’t my device be right next to alexa?”
according to amazon itself, putting your echo or echo dot near external speakers will make it harder for alexa to hear your requests.
and even your name, which is usually the keyword.
“ok, I’ve moved my device. still not connecting!”
check if there are things that can interfere with the bluetooth connection.
first would be the physical barriers, especially those that are made of or have metal.
some common examples include:
- metal doors.
- filing cabinets.
thick plastic or concrete can also weaken bluetooth signals.
Another source of interference is radio frequencies emitted by other electrical devices.
a microwave, for example, can block bluetooth signals and prevent your device from connecting to alexa.
It’s also a good idea to check if the interference is caused by your Wi-Fi.
some wifi hotspots use the same bandwidth as bluetooth, and this can cause a problem with your connection.
read next: 12 reasons why alexa is not responding to commands + 12 fixes
#3: your device is connected to another device via bluetooth
okay, your device is fully charged and well positioned from your echo or echo point.
There are also no barriers that can block the signal.
why doesn’t it keep connecting?
maybe your device is already connected to another bluetooth connection.
if this is the case, you need to disconnect your device so you can try to pair it with alexa again.
#4: Your echo needs a software update
no luck yet?
It’s time to check if your echo device needs a software update.
To check the current version of the software, you just need to:
step 1: open your alexa app or go to www.alexa.amazon.com.
step 2: go to the main menu and then look for settings.
step 3: choose your device.
step 4: go to “about” and make a note of the “device software version”.
step 5: check the amazon help page and check if it is the latest version or if you need to update it.
“OK, I need a software update. how do I do that?”
we got you.
- make sure your echo device is on and connected to wifi.
- press the mute button on your echo.
- wait until alexa announces that it will make a update.
#5: Your device is using an unsupported bluetooth profile
If none of those fixes worked, check your device’s bluetooth profile.
according to amazon, echo devices support these two bluetooth profiles:
- advanced audio distribution profile (a2dp snk).
- audio/video remote control profile.
check if your device works with either of these two.