Amazon’s Alexa was released in the November of 2014. It is manufactured by Amazon Echo. Now Alexa gained popularity to become the most used virtual assistant today. The most important part is Alexa comes at a reasonable price and it does not take any kind of fees. All you need to know is how to connect Alexa to Bluetooth Speaker.
Alexa can answer your simple queries, entertain you with music you like, and also do simple tasks. Now many people also use a Bluetooth speaker mostly to listen to their music. So in 2017 Amazon Echo brought the ways to connect to your Bluetooth device and made sure that now you can hear Alexa even if you are not around. Let’s go through the following processes to connect your Bluetooth speaker to Alexa.
How to Connect Alexa to Bluetooth Speaker
If you have started to use Alexa then sometimes you might face a problem which is hearing Alexa’s voice from a distance. Now you can connect Alexa to your Bluetooth Speaker and take the speaker with you. But there are few steps to follow if you want to make a connection between Alexa and your Bluetooth speaker. Let’s follow these steps.
First of all, you need to download an app which is called Amazon Alexa App. This app is free for iOS and Android users. You can also download this app for your desktop or Laptop. Even if you have Amazon’s tablet you can find the application from Fire OS.
After downloading the app to your specific device then open it and sign up for an account. You don’t need Amazon Prime to start Alexa. After signing up for the account, click on the Hamburger Menu. It will be on the lower right side. After clicking another screen will pop up that says ‘Add a Device’. You need to click on that option. Next, you need to tap on Amazon Echo and connect Alexa with your App.
Now, make sure your Wi-Fi connection is on. Back in Alexa app, there should be an option that shows all the Wi-Fi connections around it. Just click on the Wi-Fi network that is yours. Now you are connected to your network.
Next, go back to your Alexa App. You will see an icon that looks like a house. This usually stays on the bottom right corner of the screen. You need to click on the house icon which will take you to the Devices Menu. If you are not still connected to your Alexa select the device you want to connect. After making a connection between your Alexa App and Alexa then you can move to the next step.
Now, you can see Bluetooth Devices on the next menu. Select the Bluetooth Devices. Side by side make sure your Bluetooth speaker is on and it is in pairing mode. On the Alexa app go to the list of Bluetooth Devices. In the list, you will see the name of your Bluetooth speaker.
Just tap on the name of your Bluetooth device. It will start pairing with your Bluetooth device. Now you may not know the name of your Bluetooth Speaker. Just check the model number of your speaker. Usually, the model number is the name in the Bluetooth menu. After pairing Alexa with your Bluetooth speaker you should be able to listen to the music of Alexa via Bluetooth speaker.
You don’t need any other setup in the process.
How to Use Alexa like a Bluetooth Speaker
If you don’t have a Bluetooth speaker but you want to use Alexa instead of one. You can easily pair Alexa with your Bluetooth-enabled iOS, Android, or other smartphones or Desktop. To use your Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker just make sure to follow these steps.
First of all, you need to make sure that your Bluetooth-enabled device is in the range of Alexa. The Bluetooth speaker’s range is not much, so you need to keep the Alexa around you so that the connection between them remains the same.
Now you need to disconnect all other Bluetooth connections with Alexa. Voice command is enough to disconnect. You just need to say “Alexa, disconnect”. After you give this voice command to Alexa it will automatically disconnect all the existing Bluetooth connections.
You need to put your Bluetooth-enabled device in pairing mode. By setting it to pairing mode you are permitting Alexa to connect with it.
Next, you also need your Alexa to be in pairing mode. To make it to pairing mode just give a voice command,” Alexa, pair”. If Alexa goes to pairing mode then it will say “Searching”. After Alexa confirms you need to check your Bluetooth-enabled device again.
Now in your device’s Bluetooth menu, you will find the name of your Alexa. It will be in the Bluetooth menu. Just go to your device settings and then Bluetooth settings. You will find the name of Alexa. Just tap on (Alexa’s Name). It will make a connection between your device and Alexa.
If you did all these steps correctly now you need to give the command to Alexa by saying,” Alexa, Connect with (Your Bluetooth Device Name)”. After your command, Alexa will be connected to your device
Now, you can easily listen to anything from your Bluetooth-enabled device and you can easily use Alexa instead of a Bluetooth speaker.
How to Solve the Connection Problems
Alexa is a great Artificial Intelligence technology with fewer problems but sometimes Alexa users complain about the Bluetooth connection problem with Alexa. Following the steps below can be helpful to solve a connection problem.
Firstly you need to check that your Bluetooth device has enough charge or not. If your device has enough charge, then check Alexa.
Now, unpair with your Bluetooth device. Make sure there is no connection between your Bluetooth device and Alexa. After breaking the connection, connect both devices again.
If it still is not working then it could be a hardware problem. You can talk with your nearby mechanic to get bits of advice.
Q. How do I give a command to Alexa?
Answer: The answer is simple. Alexa is an Artificial Intelligence Virtual Assistant. If you want to make Alexa do anything simply give a voice command. You can ask Alexa simple queries. Alexa will provide you with the answers.
Q. Is Alexa always listening?
Answer: There is no such technology found in Alexa. Amazon confirms that Alexa is designed with the user’s privacy in mind.
As long as you follow the steps as indicated in this article, you should be able to easily connect your Alexa to a Bluetooth speaker. Alexa is a great virtual assistant which helps you whenever you want.
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