Amazon Echo can play your favorite playlist from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc. But I’m sure you won’t like its sound quality.
However, you can wirelessly connect an external speaker for high-quality sound output. A smart assistant and an external speaker are a great combination to keep your party going.
In this guide, I’ll explain how to connect Alexa to a Bluetooth speaker and enjoy a loud and bass-rich music experience with your voice commands.
How To Connect Alexa To a Bluetooth Speaker
I often pair my Tribit XSound Go or Anker Soundcore speaker with the Echo Dot because their sound quality is much better.
However, you can connect any speaker or home theater to Alexa to play your favorite music with voice commands.
Follow these steps to connect Alexa to a Bluetooth speaker:
1. Open the Alexa App
If you own an Amazon smart assistant device, I’m sure the Amazon Alexa app is installed on your smartphone. If not, download the Alexa app from the Play Store or App Store.
Go to your smartphone’s apps drawer and open the Amazon Alexa app.
2. Select Your Echo Device
Go to Devices > Echo & Alexa> select the Echo device you want to pair with a Bluetooth speaker.
3. Connect a Device
Under Bluetooth connections, tap the (+) icon or Connect a device.
4. Put Your Speaker in Pairing Mode
Next, you need to put your Bluetooth speaker in pairing mode. Read your speaker’s user manual because each has different methods for enabling pair mode.
I have Tribit XSound Go, which has a physical button to enable Bluetooth pairing mode. So, I power on my speaker and then press the Bluetooth button to enable pairing mode.
For my Anker Soundercore speaker, I had to press and hold the Bluetooth button for 10 seconds until the indicator light started blinking.
5. Select Device
When you enable pairing mode on your Bluetooth speaker, it’ll be visible in the Alexa scan list.
Tap the device name that you want to pair with Alexa. If you pair a Bluetooth speaker for the first time, you must change the default audio output device.
Follow the below-mentioned process to change the default audio output device for your Amazon Echo Dot.
6. Tap Gear Icon
Tap the Gear icon on the top right corner of the Alexa app. Here, you’ll get the option to change the default settings of your Alexa device.
7. Change Speaker
Next, you’ll see the Built-in speaker selected for the default audio output. Here, you need to change it to Bluetooth.
Now, your Amazon Echo is connected to the Bluetooth speaker. Just ask, “Alexa, play my favorite playlist on Spotify.“
It will start playing through the paired Bluetooth speaker, and you’ll enjoy a better audio experience.
If your speaker has an Aux cable input, you can plug the Aux cable into the Echo device and change the default speaker to an AUX cable in the Alexa app. It will give you a lag-free audio experience.
Similar Guide: How To Use Alexa As a Bluetooth Speaker
The main purpose of Amazon Echo devices is to provide you with a smart assistant instead of a high-quality audio output. If Amazon focuses on audio quality, the cost of Echo devices will drastically increase.
No matter which Echo device you have, it probably won’t be audible in the next room. So, follow the above steps to connect your Alexa device with an external speaker to enhance your music-listening experience.