How to Use the Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth Speaker for Your iOS Device


If you want to play your iPhone’s tunes on another level, especially if you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can use Amazon Echo’s powerful speakers to accomplish the job for you. You simply need to link up your iPhone and your Echo via Bluetooth and you’re all set. Same goes for podcasts, audio books, and whatever else you might want to stream over using your Amazon Echo.

Pairing Your iOS Device with the Amazon Echo

Since most of your interactions with Echo require communicating with Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent assistant, setting up the Bluetooth connection between your iOS device and Echo will require the same thing. Refer to the steps below:

STEP 1: Make sure you’re within Amazon Echo’s range, then say, “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”

STEP 2: Wait for Alexa to respond with “Searching.”

NOTE: When Alexa says “Searching,” it means it’s putting a Bluetooth device in pairing mode.

STEP 3: On your iOS device, go to Settings.

STEP 4: Tap Bluetooth.

STEP 5: Look under the Other Devices section, then tap the device that includes the name Echo in it.

NOTE: Alexa will let you know when it has successfully connected to your device.

STEP 6: Once successful, you may now use the Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker. Any audio you play over your iOS device will be played over the Echo.

If in case you want to connect other device via Bluetooth to the Amazon Echo, you need disconnect your iOS device from it first. Here’s how:

Disconnecting Your iOS Device From the Amazon Echo

STEP 1: Make sure you’re within Amazon Echo’s range, then say, “Alexa, turn off Bluetooth.”

STEP 2: You can also say similar phrases like, “Alexa, disconnect from my phone” and it should work as well.

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