Amazon’s Echo Dot is a little smart speaker with the same features as its brothers. It’s fine for hearing news, buying products, or playing games and quizzes, but it lacks the thunderous speaker of the complete Echo and the expensive Echo Studio.
Connect your Dot to an external speaker or Bluetooth speaker to boost the sound. You can connect an external speaker to an Alexa-powered gadget, but the Dot needs it. Let’s compare both approaches.
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You’ll need a 3.5mm audio cable with male ends to connect a speaker to your Amazon’s Echo Dot. Plug the audio cord into your speaker’s Aux In and the Dot’s Aux Out, adjacent to the power cable. Next time you ask Alexa to play music, your speaker will play the Echo Dot’s sound.
No cables? You may stream Dot audio to a Bluetooth speaker. Amazon certifies Alexa-compatible speakers with the Works With Alexa logo. Put your Bluetooth speaker in pairing mode.
Open Alexa’s Devices > Echo & Alexa. Tap the Alexa device you want to connect. Bluetooth Connections > Connect a device. The Alexa app pairs your Amazon’s Echo Dot with nearby Bluetooth devices. Tap the speaker’s name.
After pairing, the speaker will appear as a Bluetooth connection in the Alexa app. Alexa confirms the hookup. Alexa plays music and performs other things through your Bluetooth speaker.
Tap the speaker’s name in the Alexa app and select Disconnect. “Alexa, disconnect.” also works. Moreover, Alexa disconnects your Echo Dot from the speaker. Alexa, reconnect. Alexa connects Echo Dot to last Bluetooth device.
Tap the speaker’s name in the Alexa app and select Forget Device. To reconnect, repeat the pairing process.