How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones

Alexa is used by Amazon Echo, which is a smart home gadget and speaker. Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant, can do a lot of things, like play music.

Because the Echo isn’t very loud, it’s best to pair it with an external speaker for the best listening experience.

You can pair your Amazon Echo with other Bluetooth devices, which lets you stream music and podcasts to your headphones, earbuds, or even external speakers. Here’s what you have to do.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Amazon Echo

You can connect Bluetooth headphones or earbuds to your Amazon Echo by using the Alexa app on an iOS or Android device. Here’s how to get together.

  1. Put your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds in pairing mode.
  2. Open the Alexa app.
  3. Select More on the bottom menu.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Select Device Settings.
  6. Under All Devices, select your Echo device.
  7. Select Bluetooth Devices.
  8. Select Pair A New Device.
  9. Under Available Devices, select your headphones or earbuds.
  10. Your headphones or earbuds will appear on the list of Paired Devices.

Say “Pair Bluetooth” to turn on Bluetooth on your headphones or earbuds the next time you want to connect. Once the first pairing is done, some Bluetooth devices may connect to your Echo automatically when they are in range.


How to Connect Wired Headphones to Amazon Echo

It’s easy to hook up your wired headphones to your Amazon Echo.

  1. If your headphones are both wired and wireless, turn off pairing mode.
  2. For the wired connection, you’ll need a 3.5mm audio cable with two male ends.
  3. Find the 3.5 mm audio output port on the Echo.
  4. Connect the 3.5mm audio cable to the Echo’s back.
  5. Connect the other end to the 3.5mm jack on your headphones.

How To Connect Amazon Echo To External Speakers

Using an Audio In port on your device is the easiest way to connect your Echo to your home speaker system. Before you start, you’ll need a cable that goes from 3.5mm to 2 RCA.

Use Audio In to link up.

  1. Put your stereo receiver to sleep.
  2. Plug the RCA cables into your stereo receiver’s back.
  3. Take note of where the RCA cables are connected.
  4. Plug the RCA cable’s 3.5mm end into the Echo’s 3.5mm audio output.
  5. Turn on your stereo receiver and set it to the correct input.

It’s just as easy to connect your Amazon Echo to Bluetooth speakers as it is to connect Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. Before you start, make sure the Echo is no longer connected to any other Bluetooth devices. Before you start the process, your Echo and Bluetooth speaker should be at least three feet apart.

Use Bluetooth to link up.

  1. Start pairing your Bluetooth speaker.
  2. Open the app for Alexa.
  3. Choose More from the menu at the bottom.
  4. Choose the settings.
  5. Choose Settings on the device.
  6. Choose your Echo device from the list of All Devices.
  7. Choose Bluetooth Devices.
  8. Choose Add a New Device.
  9. Choose your speaker from the list of available devices.
  10. Your speaker will show up on the list of devices that have been paired.

How To Use Amazon Echo As A Bluetooth Speaker

You want to listen to music on your phone, but you don’t have a speaker to plug it into. You’re in luck because your Amazon Echo can be used as a Bluetooth speaker. Here are the steps to set it up.

The iPhone

  1. Tell your Amazon Echo, “Alexa, pair,” or “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”
  2. Alexa will go into pairing mode and look for nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Tap the name of your Echo’s device under “Other Devices.”
  5. When Alexa is able to connect to your device, she will say, “Connected to (phone name).”

On Android

  1. Tell your Amazon Echo, “Alexa, pair,” or “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”
  2. Alexa will go into pairing mode and look for Bluetooth devices in the area.
  3. Pull down the top screen to open the Quick Settings panel.
  4. Turn Bluetooth on.
    1. The Bluetooth Settings Screen will open and list all of the devices that are available.
    2. Tap and hold the Bluetooth icon to manually get to the screen where you can set up Bluetooth.
  5. Choose the name of your Amazon Echo from the list of devices that are available.
  6. A Bluetooth pairing request will be sent to you. Just click “OK” to agree.
  7. Your Echo will now show up on your phone as “Connected” for audio.
  8. When Alexa is able to connect to your device, she will say, “Connected to (phone name).”

Once you’ve connected the Amazon Echo to your device, you can use it as a Bluetooth speaker. Any sound you play on your iPhone or Android phone will be played by the Echo.

How to Setup Multi-Room Music with Amazon Echo

If you have more than one Echo in your home, you can play music on all of your speakers at the same time. Setting up music in more than one room is not hard. It doesn’t take long to do. Before you start, make sure that all of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. On your phone, open the Alexa app.
  2. Choose the devices.
  3. Click the plus sign.
  4. Choose Set Up Music in Multiple Rooms.
  5. Choose each Echo device that you want to use.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Who is your band? (you can create multiple groups).
  8. Tap Save.
  9. When you’re ready to listen, tell Alexa, “Alexa, play [music selection] on [group name].”

Now that you’ve connected all of your Echo speakers, you can stream music to more than one room at the same time.

Amazon Echo Won’t Connect to Bluetooth Device

Check to see if the profile your Bluetooth device is using is one that can be used. The Echo works with the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) and the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP SNK) (AVRCP). Here’s what you should do if your Echo device won’t connect to your Bluetooth device.

  • Make sure the latest update is installed on your Amazon Echo. “Check to see if there are software updates.”
  • Make sure the battery in your Bluetooth device is fully charged.
  • Keep your Echo and Bluetooth device away from things like microwaves and baby monitors that can mess up the Bluetooth signal.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device and the Echo device are at least three feet apart when pairing.
  • Delete the Bluetooth device if you have already paired it with Alexa. Try to match it up again.