Can You Use Alexa as a Bluetooth Speaker?

If you have an Amazon Echo, you may be wondering if you can use it as a Bluetooth speaker. The short answer is yes! You can connect your Echo to a Bluetooth speaker and use it to play music, audiobooks, and more.

With a few simple steps, you can connect your Alexa device to a Bluetooth speaker and start streaming music.

Can You Use Alexa as a Bluetooth Speaker

Here are the steps to do so…

  • Download the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.
  • Open the app and sign in with your Amazon account.
  • Tap the Devices icon in the bottom right corner of the app.
  • Tap the + icon in the top right corner of the app.
  • Select Add Device. 6. Select Amazon Echo.
  • Select the device you want to connect to from the list.
  • Tap the Connect button.
  • Tap the Bluetooth icon in the top right corner of the app.
  • Select the device you want to connect to from the list.
  • Tap the Connect button.
  • Say “Alexa, connect to Bluetooth.”
  • Alexa will confirm that she is connected to the Bluetooth device.
  • You can now use Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker.

Can I Use Alexa as a Speaker Without Bluetooth?

The short answer is no. You cannot use Alexa as a speaker without Bluetooth. You must have a Bluetooth speaker or earbuds paired with the device in order to use it properly because Alexa only connects via Bluetooth.

Now, if you don’t have a Bluetooth speaker or earbuds for your Alexa product, there are still many other ways to use it.

For example, you can play music through another device using an auxiliary cord. This will allow the sound from your phone or laptop to be played out of the Alexa unit itself.

Can Alexa Be Used as a Computer Microphone?

Yes, you can use an Echo as your computer microphone.

If you are using Alexa as your Bluetooth speaker, it will work with the computer. However, this would only be possible if the device already has a microphone input on the unit or by purchasing one separately.

You can then use that connection to connect Alexa to your PC system and listen to music via Bluetooth speakers at the same time!

To use Alexa as your computer microphone, follow these steps:

  • Find a PC or Mac (or any computer) that has the microphone input port.
  • Plugin your Amazon Alexa to power and connect it via Bluetooth on your computer.
  • On a Windows computer, go into settings by clicking on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen > Select “Settings.”
  • Look for the Devices menu. Then select Bluetooth & other devices > Choose audio device > Choose Bluetooth speaker.
  • On a Mac computer, go into system preferences by clicking on the “Apple” logo in the top left corner of your screen > Select System Preferences from drop-down menu > Click on Bluetooth icon to select the device and connect it to Amazon Echo via Bluetooth option.
  • Once you have successfully connected Alexa to your PC or Mac system, open the Alexa App and switch from phone mode into Bluetooth device selection for computers. Then, select your Amazon Alexa speaker option under “Available Devices.”
  • You will then be able to switch between listening modes in the Alexa app. You can listen to music, ask about the weather, and more while using Alexa as your computer microphone.
  • Once you have all set up, use Amazon Alexa, just like a wireless speaker with amazing sound that is perfect for your home or office.
  • To switch between Alexa listening modes, simply press the microphone button on your keyboard to start using it as a PC voice assistant / Bluetooth speaker!

Note:  You will need to open the sound mixer and then change your input from mic. to Bluetooth device for PC users.

Please keep in mind that the speaker will not be available for streaming music when you are using Alexa as your computer microphone.

How Do I Convert My Alexa Speaker to Bluetooth?

To convert your Alexa speaker to Bluetooth, you’re going to need the Alexa app on your phone.

  • Once opened, tap “Menu” in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • From there, select “Settings” and tap on “Bluetooth.” From here, click on the toggle next to Bluetooth, so it turns blue. This will turn Bluetooth on for your Alexa speaker.
  • Once turned on, you can connect wirelessly to the device using Bluetooth. Make sure that the name of your Alexa speaker is also shown in this menu, so it’s easier for others to find and connect with it easily over Bluetooth.
  • Next, open up the music app of choice on your phone or tablet (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) and click on the “Devices” menu.
  • Here you should see Bluetooth speakers listed as an available option if your Alexa speaker is showing up in this menu under “My Devices” (it may take a minute or two to show up). If it doesn’t appear hereafter giving it a minute or two, try restarting both devices and attempt to connect again.
  • Once you’ve selected your Alexa speaker in this menu, the music should begin playing through the device almost immediately. However, depending on how far away from your Bluetooth speakers you are (as well as other wireless interference), there may be a slight delay between when the music begins playing on your phone and when it begins playing through the speakers.
  • If you want to use Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker with another device, such as an MPC player or laptop computer, you can do so by simply turning on the Alexa speaker’s Bluetooth feature in its settings menu just like we did earlier and connecting wirelessly using that device’s Bluetooth menu.
  • Once you have your Alexa speaker up and running as a wireless speaker via Bluetooth, it should be available to connect wirelessly from any other device that has the capability to use Bluetooth connectivity with speakers or headphones. The best part is there won’t be any more limitations on what devices can connect because now your Amazon Alexa speaker will work just like any other Bluetooth speaker or headphones on the market.


We’ve discussed some of the ways that Amazon is trying to make Alexa more accessible for users. They are doing this by making it easier for people who don’t have a smart speaker, like an Alexa or Google Home, to use her on their phone as a Bluetooth speaker. But there are other benefits too.

Hopefully, this article has been helpful! If you have any questions about Alexa and Bluetooth speakers, please leave them in the comments below.

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