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 Hook Up 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 headphones or earbuds with Bluetooth into pairing mode.
  2. Start the app for Alexa.
  3. Choose More from the menu at the bottom.
  4. Go to “Settings.”
  5. Choose Settings for the device.
  6. Click on your Echo device under “All Devices.”
  7. Choose Bluetooth Devices.
  8. Choose Pair a New Device.
  9. Choose your headphones or earbuds from the list of devices that are available.
  10. Your headphones or earbuds will show up 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. Want a soundbar that works with Amazon Alexa? Then read our review of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

How to Hook Up 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 the pairing mode.
  2. A 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable is needed for the wired connection.
  3. Find the 3.5 mm audio output port on the Echo.
  4. Connect the 3.5mm audio cable to your Echo’s back.
  5. Connect the other end to the 3.5mm jack on your headphones.

How to hook up Amazon Echo to speakers from outside

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.

Connect through sound In

  1. Put your stereo receiver to sleep.
  2. Plug the RCA cables into the stereo receiver’s back.
  3. Pay attention to 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. Start the app for Alexa.
  3. Choose More from the menu at the bottom.
  4. Go to “Settings.”
  5. Choose Settings for the device.
  6. Click on your Echo device under “All Devices.”
  7. Choose Bluetooth Devices.
  8. Choose Pair 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 turn Amazon Echo into 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 devices that can connect to Bluetooth.
  3. Go to your iPhone’s settings.
  4. Click on Bluetooth.
  5. Under “Other Devices,” tap the name of your Echo’s device.
  6. When Alexa has successfully connected to your device, it 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.
  5. The Bluetooth Settings Screen will open and show you all the devices that are available.
  6. Tap and hold the Bluetooth icon to manually get to the screen where you can set up Bluetooth.
  7. Choose the name of your Amazon Echo from the list of devices that are available.
  8. You will get a Bluetooth pairing request message. Just click “OK” to agree.
  9. Your Echo will now show up on your phone as “Connected” for sound.
  10. When Alexa has successfully connected to your device, it will say, “Connected to (phone name).”

You can use the Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker once you’ve connected it to your device. The Echo will play any sound you play on your iPhone or Android phone.

How to Set Up Music in Multiple Rooms with an Amazon Echo

If you have more than one Echo device in your house, you may play music over all of your speakers at the same time by using the multi-room feature. The setup for the music in multiple rooms is not difficult. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Before you begin, check to see that every device is linked to the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. On your mobile device, launch the Alexa app.
  2. Pick the appropriate devices.
  3. Tap the plus sign located in the upper right.
  4. Choose to configure the multi-room music system.
  5. Mark all of the Echo devices that you intend to make use of.
  6. Navigate to the following page.
  7. Please introduce your musical ensemble (you can create multiple groups).
  8. Tap Save.
  9. When you are ready to begin listening, simply tell Alexa, “Alexa, play [song selection] on [group name].”

You can now simultaneously stream audio to all of your Echo speakers thanks to their newly established connections.

The Amazon Echo Cannot Establish a Connection with the Bluetooth Device

Check to see if the Bluetooth device you are using is employing a profile that is supported. Both the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP SNK) and the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile are supported by the Echo (AVRCP). Here is what you should do if your Echo device will not pair with the Bluetooth device you are attempting to use.

  • Before using your Amazon Echo, check to be that it has the most recent software update. Make sure to check for any available software updates.
  • Check that the battery in your Bluetooth device is fully charged before using it.
  • Keep your Echo and any other Bluetooth device at least three feet away from any appliances or equipment that have the potential to interfere with the Bluetooth signal, such as microwaves or baby monitors.
  • Ensure that your Bluetooth device and the Echo device are at a distance of at least three feet apart before beginning the pairing process.
  • If you’ve used Alexa to pair your Bluetooth device in the past, delete the gadget from your account. Try matching it up with it once more.