How to Connect and Use an Additional Speaker with Alexa

Want to hear your favorite track out loud on Amazon Alexa? Alexa has an inbuilt speaker to communicate or play media. But, the sound is not enough for a big room or in a noisy environment. You can connect and use an additional speaker with your Alexa speaker. Amazon’s Alexa devices – Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show support external speakers. They can be connected with both types of speakers – wired and wireless. Here is how to connect and use an additional speaker with Alexa.

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Before connecting Alexa with a speaker:

  1.     Put your Alexa device at least one meter away from the wireless speaker, if you’re using a Bluetooth speaker.
  2.    For best sound quality and connection, use the certified wireless speaker. Click on “https://www.amazon.com/b?node=14048078011” or “https://www.amazon.com/b?node=18007819011” to check the compatible speaker with their features and price.
  3.    Disconnect Alexa from other devices. Only one wireless device can be connected and used with Alexa at a time.
  4.     Check the external speaker’s battery and charge it if the battery is low.

How to connect and use a Bluetooth speaker with Alexa

  1.     Put the Bluetooth speaker in the pairing mode. In some Bluetooth speaker pairing mode automatically activates when they are power on. But, some have a separate pairing button that needs to be held down to enable the pairing mode. Check your speaker’s user guide for detail.
  2.    Open the ‘Alexa app’ and tap on the ‘Devices.’ When you open the Devices tab, you’ll see Alexa devices on the screen.
  3.     Tap on your ‘Echo’ device.
  4.    After that, tap on ‘Bluetooth Devices.’
  5.     Tap the ‘PAIR A NEW DEVICE’ button.
  6.     Now, wait for your Bluetooth speaker to appear on the screen.
  7.     Tap on your Bluetooth speaker when it appears.
  8.     And go through the screen directions.

Your Alexa device will connect to the Bluetooth speaker. You may also hear a beep confirming paired or connected. Once the speaker is connected, you’ll be able to use it with Alexa.

Tips: You can easily connect your Alexa with the previously connected Bluetooth speaker by saying, “Connect.” Before this, make sure the speaker is on.

How to connect and use a wired speaker with Alexa

Amazon Echo has a 3.5 mm jack on it, which you can use to connect Alexa with a speaker. You can easily connect an Echo device with an external speaker by using a 3.5 mm audio cable or aux cord. Here is how to connect an external speaker with Alexa through a cable.

  1.    Obtain a 3.5 mm audio/aux cable.
  2.     Insert the one end of the aux cable into the 3.5 mm jack of your Alexa speaker. It is at the back of the Echo near the charging port.
  3.     Then insert the other end of the aux cable into the audio jack of the speaker you want to connect with the Alexa.
  4.     Verify the connection.
  5.    Turn on both the devices.

Now, try playing audio on your Alexa, the sound will now come from the connected speaker.

Have fun!

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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