This wikiHow article teaches you how to add a speaker to Alexa. All of the Amazon Alexa devices – including the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Dot – have built-in speakers, but they can be easily added to external speakers.

EditAdding a Bluetooth Speaker

  1. Activate pairing mode on your Bluetooth speaker. Most Bluetooth speakers have a pairing ****on that you will have to hold down. If you are uncertain, review your Bluetooth speaker's user guide for more information.
  2. Select your Echo from the tab in the Alexa app. The "Devices" tab is the leftmost ****on in the Alexa app's bottom menu. From there, you will see a list of your connected Amazon devices.
  3. Select . After selecting your device, you'll see a number of options, including "Bluetooth Devices."
  4. Tap and select your speaker. Selecting this option will begin the pairing process, and you'll be able to select your Bluetooth speaker from the list of available devices.

EditAdding an External Speaker

  1. Find or purchase a 3.5mm audio cable. If you do not already have one, purchase a 3.5mm audio cable – also known as an aux cord – that has male connections on each end.Advertisement

  2. Plug one end of the audio cable into your Alexa device. On the back of your Alexa device, you should see two inputs: one for the power source and a round one for an audio cable. Plug the audio cable into the circular port.
  3. Plug the other end of the audio cable into your external speaker. Take the other end of the audio cable and plug it into the external speaker you wish to use. The location of the “Aux In” connection differs from speaker to speaker, so consult the speaker manual if you cannot locate it.
  4. Make sure both devices are turned on. Once the audio cord is connected to both devices, make sure they are both powered on and you will be all set. The next time you ask Alexa something or play music on the Echo, the sound will come out of the external speaker.

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