Friday, November 23, 2018

Favorite Alexa Commands: Bluetooth Pairing

The Amazon Echo is quite a nice speaker on its own and it can be easily be used as an external speaker for your phone or tablet when you want to share audio with friends or family. 

Pair your device with your Echo, or Echo Dot by saying...

Alexa, Pair

The Echo replies 

Searching...

Open the Bluetooth Preferences on your device and look for a new device called ECHO-xxx where xx is a 3 digit/letter code.



Select that device and wait for your Echo to say,

Device Connected Successfully

In the future, simply saying...

Alexa, disconnect my device 

...will stop the connection to your Echo

Also, saying...

Alexa, connect my device

...will automatically reconnect your device since you have already gone through the pairing process.

If you have a Bluetooth compatible home audio system, you can also connect your Echo to that by putting the soundbar or other device into pairing mode (see your manual) and asking Alexa...

Alexa, Pair

It should locate the device that is in pairing mode, tell you its device name and ask if you wish to pair with it.

I often use this when playing Alexa games with friends so that everyone can hear louder and more clearly,

Alexa will also remember this device for future use once it is set up.


Looking for an Echo/Alexa Device?
Check out these recent upgrades and additions to Amazon’s product line!



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