Want to use an Amazon Echo for its Alexa Voice Service features, but find the audio from the speaker underwhelming? Now you can pair an Echo with a Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth headphones.
That’s a feature that had previously only been available for the smaller, cheaper Amazon Echo Dot. But Pocket Lint notes that Bluetooth speaker support is rolling out in a software update for the original Echo.
Amazon recommends you place a speaker at least three feet away from an Echo device so the audio from the speaker doesn’t interfere with the Echo’s ability to recognize voice commands. Then you can follow Amazon’s instructions for pairing the Echo with a speaker to get started.
Once everything is set up, you should be able to speak to the Echo while listening to music or other audio from the speaker. You can also adjust the volume of the speaker using voice commands (or using the physical volume controls on the Echo or your speaker).