One of the best things about Amazon’s Echo intelligent speakers is that they don’t rely on your phone to operate. Once you have finished setting up the Echo speaker, it can be operated completely using your voice. From playing music from your preferred music streaming service to helping you get your daily routine done, your Echo speaker can do everything and more with your voice. But did you know that you can also connect your Echo speakers via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio jack to your Windows computer? In this article, we’ll tell you how to connect your Windows computer to an Amazon Echo smart speaker in a few easy steps.
Connect your Windows Computer to Amazon Echo
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect an Echo Dot 4th gen speaker to your Windows computer. We will pair the Echo speaker with the Windows computer via Bluetooth and use it as an audio output device. If you don’t have a Bluetooth-enabled Windows computer, you can also connect your Echo device to the Windows computer via a 3.5mm audio cable and use it as audio output. Either way, your Echo speaker will continue to stay connected to your home network and work with your voice for other commands, in addition to serving as an audio output device for your Windows computer.
How to connect your Windows computer to Amazon Echo
As far as requirements go, just make sure your Amazon Echo device is online and registered with your account. You also need a Windows computer with Bluetooth for this to work, of course. When you already have everything you need, you’re ready to connect your Windows computer to Amazon Echo. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the web browser on your Windows computer and visit alexa.amazon.com to log in to your account.
- Now, choose Settings in the sidebar menu on the left, then select your Echo speaker from the list of devices.
- On the next page, select Bluetooth.
- After that, choose Pair the new device option to perform an Alexa search for available devices.
- While Alexa searches for new Bluetooth devices, open the Bluetooth settings on your Windows computer and select Add the device.
- Select Bluetooth in the pop-up window, and select your Echo device in the list of devices.
- Pili lang accomplished on the confirmation screen, and your computer will pair with your Echo speaker via Bluetooth. You, however, have to go back to Settings page on your computer and CONNECT the speaker once more by pressing the three -dot icon to make it an audio output device.
Once the Echo speaker is connected to your computer via Bluetooth, you can start using it as an audio output device to listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, and more.
Alternatively, you can connect your Echo speaker to your Windows computer via a 3.5mm audio cable as well. Your computer should recognize the Echo speaker as an audio output device which you can confirm by going to Sound settings in Windows.
These are two simple ways in which you can connect your Windows computer to your Echo speaker. With these methods, your Echo speaker will serve as an output device for your computer, and will work independently of your voice commands as long as it is registered and connected to your home network.
We used an Echo Dot 4th gen speaker to connect to our Windows machine in this tutorial, but the process remains the same for other Echo devices. This method doesn’t work for companion Echo devices like the Echo Sub, but you should be fine as long as you use a standard Echo speaker that supports Bluetooth and has a 3.5mm port for alternative connectivity. If you don’t have an Echo speaker and you’re confused between all the options, then we suggest you check out the Echo Dot speaker. This is a great speaker buy for those new to the world of Echo speakers.
The Echo Dot is a slimmed Echo in almost every way, packing Alexa’s power and decent quality sound in a small form factor.