Besides playing music and managing a bunch of smart home devices, your Echo speaker can act as an audio output device for your smartphone. That’s right, you can connect your Android phone or an iPhone to your Echo speaker via Bluetooth to use it as a speakerphone. You can then use the Echo speaker to play media files stored on your phone or while watching a movie or TV show. If you’re wondering how to set this up, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect your Android phone or an iPhone to Amazon Echo:

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How to set up your Amazon Echo speaker

Before you can connect your Echo speaker to your Android phone or an iPhone, you must first make sure the speaker is set up and ready to go, which means it’s registered to your account and connected. ‘he is online. If you’re new to Echo speakers, here’s how:

  • Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone and sign in to your account. You can download the Alexa app for Android and iOS for free using the links below:

  • After that, plug in your Echo speaker and open the app to see a pop-up telling you that your new speaker is ready to be set up. Select Continue to continue the setup.

Echo Dot ready to be paired

  • If you don’t see the pop-up, open the app and select Devices in the menu at the bottom.
  • Choose the More icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • After that select Add Device option and choose Amazon Echo from the list.
  • Now just follow the on-screen instructions to select the network and authenticate it to allow Alexa to register your device to your network.

How to set up echo speaker

The process for setting up your Echo speaker is the same for Android phones and iPhones. So you can follow the steps and screenshots given above no matter which phone you have. Once your Echo speaker is set up and ready to go, you can now follow the steps mentioned in the sections below to connect your Android phone or an iPhone to an Echo speaker.


How to Connect Your Android Phone to Amazon Echo

Before you can connect your Android phone to an Amazon Echo speaker, you need to make sure the speaker itself is registered with your network and ready for a connection. If you jumped to this particular step directly without setting up your Echo speaker, follow the steps mentioned in the How to Set Up Your Amazon Echo Speaker section above, before connecting your Android phone.

  • Now that your new Echo speaker is set up and ready to go, you can return to the Devices section in the app and select Echo and Alexa option on top.
  • On this page, select your Echo speaker to open its settings page.
  • Inside you will see a status tab which will show you the Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices the speaker is connected to.
  • Tap the Status tab and select the Bluetooth devices option on the next page.

How to Echo Speakerphone on Android via Bluetooth

  • Select Pair a new device option for Alexa to search for new Bluetooth devices.
  • While Alexa is scanning for new devices, go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings and scan for new Bluetooth devices.
  • Select your Echo speaker and accept the pairing request to pair your Echo speaker.

Connect the Echo speaker to the phone via Bluetooth

You can now use your Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker for your Android phone. Plus, the next time you want to connect your phone to the speakers via Bluetooth, you can just ask Alexa to connect to your phone. In this case, we can simply “Alexa, connect to Karthik’s S22 via Bluetooth” to connect instead of going through a manual process.


How to connect your iPhone to Amazon Echo

To connect your iPhone to an Amazon Echo speaker, you first need to make sure your speaker is set up and ready to go. If not, follow the steps mentioned in the How to Set Up Your Amazon Echo Speaker section above to register your speaker to the network.

Once the speaker is online, follow these simple steps to connect your iPhone to the Echo speaker via Bluetooth:

  • Select your Echo speaker from the Devices section and choose the connect a device option to start pairing with your iPhone.
  • Now select the Pair a new device option to allow Alexa to search for devices.

How to connect iphone to echo speaker via bluetooth

  • While the assistant searches for new Bluetooth devices, go to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and select your Echo speaker to connect.
  • Once connected, you will see your iPhone in the list of paired devices in the Alexa app.

How to connect your iPhone to the Echo speaker via Bluetooth

Lo and behold, you have now successfully connected your iPhone to your Echo speaker, which means it is now ready to output audio from your iPhone.

We used a 4th Gen Echo Dot speaker in this tutorial, but the process is essentially the same for all Echo speakers. Alternatively, you can also connect your Android phone or iPhone to your Echo speaker using a 3.5mm cable. However, many new Android and iOS devices do not have a headphone jack, so you may not be able to use this method without a dongle.

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