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How to Fix Echo Not Connecting to External Speaker

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Amazon Echo can help with a variety of tasks, including playing music. Voice commands like, "Alexa, play songs by David Bowie," or "Alexa, play the song Under Pressure," will have you quickly streaming music from your library or a streaming service.

Amazon echo and Alexa

You can connect an external speaker to your Amazon Echo one of two ways:

  • Bluetooth
  • Audio Out Cables

This guide will help you resolve any issues with connecting an external speaker to your Echo.

? Is your external speaker Bluetooth or is connected by a cable?

  1. Audio cable
  2. Bluetooth

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Amazon Echo can help with a variety of tasks, including playing music. Voice commands like, "Alexa, play songs by David Bowie," or "Alexa, play the song Under Pressure," will have you quickly streaming music from your library or a streaming service.

Amazon echo and Alexa

You can connect an external speaker to your Amazon Echo one of two ways:

  • Bluetooth
  • Audio Out Cables

This guide will help you resolve any issues with connecting an external speaker to your Echo.

Connecting to your Echo

  1. Set your device and external speaker at least three feet apart.
  2. Turn your external speaker on.
  3. Plug one end of an audio cable into your speaker
  4. Plug the other end into your device.
    Amazon echo and speaker showing them plugged in
  5. All audio from your Echo device now streams through your external speaker.

If You're Having Issues With Audio Out

  • Make sure you're using the standard 3.5 audio cable.
  • Try a different audio cable if the one you're using seems damaged.
  • Make sure both devices are powered on. You may need to check batteries.
  • If you need to, make sure the correct source is selected for your speaker.
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