How to connect Alexa in Bluetooth

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In this article, you will learn how to use various voice commands to pair your Bluetooth devices to your Alexa assistant.

Use your Alexa device as a Bluetooth speaker

It is possible to stream the audio of other Bluetooth compatible devices, like your phone, to your Alexa smart speaker.

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Connect your phone to your Echo device for the first time

Before streaming audio from your phone to your Echo speaker, you must first pair them together. After that, the connection will be trusted and your Echo device will accept audio from your phone.
Get in range with your Echo.

If you have an Android phone

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Turn on Bluetooth
  3. In the Bluetooth options, under Available devices, find and select your Echo device
  4. Tap Pair

Now connected to [phone name]

Alexa

If you have an iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap Bluetooth
  3. In Other Devices, find and select your Echo device
  4. Pair

Now connected to [phone name]

Alexa
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Ask Alexa to pair with your phone

You must now ask Alexa to connect with your phone.
Note that Alexa will only connect to your phone if it was previously paired using the Alexa app/phone setting. If you have several Bluetooth enabled devices, Alexa will try to pair with the last known device it’s connected to.

Alexa, pair Bluetooth
Alexa, pair
Alexa, Bluetooth

You

Searching….

Alexa

Now connected to [phone name]

Alexa
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Ask Alexa to disconnect from your phone

If you no longer want to stream your audio to your Alexa speaker.

Alexa, disconnect

You

Now disconnected from [phone name]

Alexa

Alexa will emit a sound to indicate it’s disconnected.

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Play Alexa on a Bluetooth speaker

Sometimes the speaker embedded into your Echo device might not be powerful or good enough to play your music nice and loud. All Echo devices let you connect and send their audio to a Bluetooth speaker or a better stereo sound system.

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Discover Bluetooth devices

Alexa, discover

You

Starting discovery. This will take a few moment.
Power on your new devices now, and if needed, put them in pairing mode.

Alexa

I couldn’t find any new smarthome devices. You can try again or if you need help connecting, tap Help in the smart home section of the Alexa app.

Alexa
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Connect Alexa to a Bluetooth speaker

Alexa, connect to [device]
Alexa, connect to my speaker

You

Now connected to [device name]

Alexa
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Disconnect Alexa from a Bluetooth speaker

Alexa, disconnect from [device]
Alexa, disconnect from my speaker

You

Now disconnected from [device name]

Alexa
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What if your stereo hasn’t got Bluetooth?

Don’t worry, Echo speakers are equipped with a 3.5 mm audio OUT jack to let you plug in your wired headphones or a sound system.

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