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The Amazon® Echo Dot is a wireless voice-controlled device that can connect to your Bluetooth® capable Speaker or A/V Receiver. Jlab Audio's Party Series speakers let you play the same music from a phone or Echo device throughout your house. In addition to pairing with a voice command, you can also open up the Alexa app on your phone or tablet and initiate the pairing process there. amazon echo bluetooth

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How to use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth Speaker

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The Echo smart speakers from Amazon not only offer Alexa voice assistant but can also be used as Bluetooth speakers. The feature works flawlessly for the most part, but some users have complained that their Echo automatically connects to the phone over Bluetooth when nearby. In this article, let’s see some workarounds to stop the Alexa device from auto-connecting to your phone’s Bluetooth.

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Bluetooth: Peripheral Alexa Gadgets¶

The Peripheral Alexa Gadgets sample demonstrates how a Bluetooth® LE device can connect to an Amazon Echo device using the Alexa Gadgets Bluetooth Service and Profile.

Documentation for the Gadgets Service and Profile can be found at Alexa Gadgets Bluetooth LE.

Before a Gadget can be connected to an Amazon Echo device, you must register it with Amazon. See Alexa Gadgets Setup for information on how to do this.

Overview¶

When connected, the sample performs the handshake procedure and informs the peer of its supported capabilities. Directives sent by the connected peer are printed as log messages when is set. Additionally, when the “wake word” State Update directive is received, LED 3 on the development kit is turned on.

Gadget capabilities¶

During the handshake procedure, the Gadget peripheral reports which capabilities it supports. Capabilities determine which interface directives the Gadgets will receive, as listed in Alexa Gadgets Interfaces.

The following table shows the mapping between capability configuration and supported interfaces:

Gadget Custom Directives and Events¶

Custom directives sent from the peer to the Gadget are propagated using the event. Custom directives do not require defining any additional data format.

This sample includes a rudimentary custom event type that lets you send a JSON-formatted string with your chosen custom event name and namespace, using the function .

By default, the sample is configured to respond to the “Color cycler” custom skill. For instructions on how to create this custom skill, see Alexa Gadgets Github color cycler. Note that the skill code and configuration procedure is the same, even though the sample from this link uses a Raspberry Pi as a Gadget.

For more complex custom event types, you must define a custom event structure as described in Alexa Gadgets Custom Event. The custom event protobuf must be encoded using and the encoded buffer must be transmitted using .

Requirements¶

The sample supports the following development kits:

The sample also has the following requirements:

External dependencies¶

This sample has some specific external dependencies.

Gadget registration¶

When registering the Gadget, you will receive two identifier strings:

  1. Device Amazon ID

  2. Device secret

You must update the and configuration options in with the values that you received during the registration.

User interface¶

LED 1:

On when connected.

LED 2:

On when the handshake with a peer is completed.

LED 3:

On when the wake word directive () is received.

LED 4:

Toggles when the Color Cycler skill is used.

Button 4:

Erases all bond information when a button is held during a power cycle or reset.

Building and running¶

This sample can be found under in the nRF Connect SDK folder structure.

See Building and programming an application for information about how to build and program the application.

Testing¶

After programming the sample to your development kit, test it by performing the following steps:

  1. Optionally, set up log monitoring:

  1. Connect the kit to the computer using a USB cable. The kit is assigned a COM port (Windows) or ttyACM device (Linux), which is visible in the Device Manager.

  2. Connect to the kit with a terminal emulator (for example, PuTTY). See How to connect with PuTTY for the required settings.

  1. Reset the kit.

  2. Follow these instructions to pair your Echo device with the sample: Alexa Gadgets Pairing.

  3. Observe that LED 1 turns on to indicate that a connection has been established.

  4. Observe that LED 2 turns on to indicate that the Alexa Gadgets handshake has been completed.

  5. Say the “Alexa” wake word to your Echo device and observe that LED 3 turns on.

  6. If you are monitoring the log output from the COM port, observe log activity during Alexa queries.

Dependencies¶

This sample uses the following nRF Connect SDK libraries:

In addition, it uses the following Zephyr libraries:

  • Kernel Services:

  • Bluetooth:

Источник: https://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF_Connect_SDK/doc/latest/nrf/samples/bluetooth/alexa_gadget/README.html

Description

SoundBot Amazon Certified Alexa Enabled Voice Control Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Portable Speaker, HD Acoustic Dual 52mm 10W Premium Precision Driver, Stereo Output, Online Music Streaming (SB600)


Bullet Points

  • AMAZON ALEXA ENABLED- Connect your amazon account to SB600 with our SoundBot App to use 'Alexa'. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to stream music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.
  • EXHILARATING 360° Sound- Dual membrane of 5W + 5W HD 360° loudspeakers reproduce potent bass, dynamic mid-range and crispy high notes to deliver enhanced HD music listening experience.
  • SENSORY TOUCH CONTROL - Touch sensory control buttons with sleek, stylish and modern design. SOLID PERFORMANCE and UNIQUE DESIGN - Aluminum Alloy with high-quality fabric grill for active outdoor and indoor use.
  • TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCED- Stream music from up to 33 feet of remote distance. 4400mAh rechargeable battery allows SB60 to connect to media devices wirelessly for long hours of usage.
  • SMART INTUITIVE CONFIGURATION - User friendly and seamless setup process for pairing with Alexa or use as a bluetooth speaker with its HD 5W+5W Acoustics and 2 x 52mm Driver speaker.

Feature 
-Amazon Alexa Compatible for a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub.
-5W+5W watt HD acoustic loud speakers with 2 premium 52mm drivers for both indoor and active outdoor versatile use
-High-quality materials of ABS, Aluminum Alloy, and premium Fabric for long-lasting usage wherever you go
-4.0 Bluetooth connection for wireless connection up to 33 feet range.
-Large speaker cavity inside for excellent sound effect and stereo output
-Sensory touch control buttons
-Always on mic voice control
-Wireless music streaming
-Built-in 4400mAh high capacity rechargeable Battery.

Specification

-Wi-Fi:
     - Transmitter Frequency Range: 2.412GHz-2.472GHz
    - Power: ≤20dBM(EIRP)
     - Network Compatibility: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
     - Transmitter Distance: Up to 110 m or 361 ft
- Bluetooth:
     - Bluetooth Version: 4.0
     - Support: HFPV1.6, HSPV1.2, A2DPV1.2, AVRCPV1.4, DIV1.3
     - Transmitter Distance: Up to 10 m or 33 ft
- Max Output Power: 5W x 2
- Channel: Double Channel
- S/N: ≥75dB
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
-Distortion Degree: THD < 10%
- Speaker: Outside diameter- 52mm. Inside magnet- 4Ω/5W x 2
- Microphone: 2 x -32dB +/-3dB, 1 x -40dB +/-3db
- Power Parameters:
     - Rated Voltage; DC 3.4~4.2V
     - Battery: Built-in double 18650 lithium battery, 3.7V/4400mAH
     - Charging Current: 5V±0.25V/1A±200MA
     - Charging Time: approximately 5.5~6.5 hours
- Material: ABS, Aluminum Alloy, Fabric
- Weight: 700 g ± 1 g
- Dimension: (L) 105 x (W) 105 x (H) 200 mm, Top diameter- 85 mm

In the box
- SB600 Wireless Smart Speaker
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- User Guide

Model, Color Option and UPC

817338021023SB600-BLKBlack on Black

Источник: https://www.soundbot.com/products/soundbot-sb600-amazon-echo-alexa-compatible-bluetooth-wireless-speaker

How to use Bluetooth to connect Amazon Echo to phones or speakers

Amazon's Echo smart speakers aren't just able to connect over Wi-Fi - they are also Bluetooth compatible too.

By connecting an Echo speaker via Bluetooth, you're able to control music playback manually from your phone or tablet.

However, many people don't realize you can also connect your Echo device to another Bluetooth speaker, giving you all the same control but with potentially better sound from a higher-end speaker – that's especially in the case with the smaller Echo Dot.

In this guide, we'll be showing you how to do both.

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Once you're set, it will mean you're able to not only use Spotify with Alexa, as well as Apple Music, but also music playing on your phone through a web browser or a non-supported streaming service.

If you're wondering if your Echo has Bluetooth the answer to that is yes - every device in the Amazon Echo family supports Bluetooth, from the cheapest Echo Dot to the brand new Amazon Echo Show 10.

How to pair your Echo with a Bluetooth speaker

The sound quality from some Alexa smart speakers leaves a lot to be desired, even with improvements in the third generation. However, the good news is that for those with a beefy Bluetooth speaker to hand, you can combine the two.

That means you get the full voice control experience from Alexa, but block-rocking beats from your existing set-up.

Read next: Top Alexa commands for beginners

It means a life without wires – as you can always use the 3.5mm jack to connect your Echo to external systems – and makes for a much neater set-up. Also, if you have an older analog system, you can buy Bluetooth adapters that can bridge the gap.

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Pair a Bluetooth-enabled speaker with the Amazon Echo

1. Power on your external Bluetooth speaker enable pairing mode.

2. Head to the Alexa app (you can also use the alexa.amazon.com web app).

3. Go to Settings, after tapping More in the bottom bar.

4. Choose Device Settings, and select the Alexa device you want to pair.

5. Tap Bluetooth.

6. Choose Pair a New Device.

7. You should now see your external device listed. Tap to pair.


Connect your phone to Echo and Alexa over Bluetooth

If you don't want to have to talk to Alexa to hear music through your Echo smart speaker or Alexa-compatible speaker, there's the option to simply connect over Bluetooth and handle tunes through your phone's app manually.

1. Start with your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

2. Go to the Settings menu and open the Bluetooth settings menu - ensure Bluetooth is turned on and the device is in the vicinity of your Amazon Echo.

3. Say, “Alexa, pair”. Doing so will see Alexa enter pairing mode and search for nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices.

4. If this is the first time you're pairing the two, look for the Echo speaker in the new devices list (usually located at the bottom of the Bluetooth settings menu of your iOS or Android device).

5. Once the two have established a connection, the Echo device will appear in the Bluetooth connections list on a phone or tablet. This allows you to manually connect over Bluetooth in the settings menu - or, alternatively, you can say, “Alexa, pair [device name]” to reinstate the connection.

6. To disconnect your mobile device from Amazon Echo, say, "Alexa, disconnect from Bluetooth".

Tip - with an Echo Show or Spot, you can pair to your phone using the Settings from the touchscreen.

How to remove paired Bluetooth devices from your Echo

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Remove Paired Bluetooth Devices from Your Echo Device

If you want to delete the Bluetooth pairing, do the following:

1. Open the Alexa app.

2. Tap Devices.

3. Choose Echo & Alexa and tap the device you want the connection removed from.

4. Select Bluetooth Devices.

5. Tap Forget Device.


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Источник: https://www.the-ambient.com/how-to/connect-alexa-echo-bluetooth-phone-speaker-531

7 Best Tips to Fix Ama­zon Echo Con­nect­ed to Blue­tooth but No Sound Issue

Recently, when I connected my laptop to the Amazon Echo via Bluetooth, I couldn’t hear the sound even though the media file was playing normally. When I disconnected the devices, the audio played on the laptop. However, when I reconnected them, it didn’t. If you are also unable to listen to sound on the Echo from your Bluetooth connected device, you are at the right place.

It’s no secret that supported Echo devices can be used as Bluetooth speakers (and vice versa). When that happens, you can play audio from your phone or laptop via Echo. Sometimes, even when you connect Echo to your phone or laptop, it doesn’t play any sound.

Let’s see how to fix no sound issue through Bluetooth on Amazon Echo.

Note: In all the fixes mentioned below, you need to have patience. All the devices require some time to update the required information for connecting via Bluetooth.

1. Restart Connected Devices

‘Have you tried turning it off and on?’ Before changing any setting, restart your phone or laptop that is serving as an audio source to Echo. Then try playing the sound again.

2. Unplug Echo

Many times, unplugging Echo from the power outlet and replugging it also solves the Bluetooth connectivity issue. Doing that resets the power cycle of the device, which helps in fixing any issue. You need to remove the power cord from your Echo device. Then wait for at least 30 seconds before plugging it again.

3. Increase Echo Volume

Did you check your Echo’s volume? At times, the volume is zero, and that’s the reason for no sound from any connected Bluetooth device. Use the volume button on the Echo to increase the volume. Alternatively, say ‘Alexa, volume ten’ command. Doing that will increase the volume to maximum. You can also say other volume commands such as ‘Alexa, increase/decrease volume’ or ‘Alexa, volume N’ — here, N is any number between 1-10.

4. Remove AUX Cable

Is an aux cable connected to your Echo? Remove it. Then try playing the audio on your laptop or mobile via Bluetooth.

However, if the aux cable isn’t connected with your Echo, then insert the aux cable in its socket once and remove it. Sometimes, the Echo device thinks it is still connected to the aux and therefore doesn’t produce output for the Bluetooth connected device. Plugging in and removing it will fix the issue.

5. Pair Bluetooth Device Properly

If you are connecting your phone or laptop to the Echo for the first time, make sure you are following the right steps. Here’s how to go about it.

Step 1: Be in the range of your Echo device. Turn off Bluetooth on all the existing devices that are paired with Echo.

Step 2: Open the Alexa app and tap on the Devices at the bottom.

Step 3: Select your Echo device from the list of available devices.

Step 4: Tap on Bluetooth Devices > Pair a new device.

Step 5: Enable Bluetooth on your phone or laptop. Open Bluetooth settings and set it in the pairing mode too. Connect it to your Echo device. Wait for some time till they are properly paired. Once the connection is successful, Alexa will announce the same.

Now play sound from your connected phone or laptop, it will play through Echo. At any point, if you want to stop playing on Echo, you can either turn off the Bluetooth on your phone or laptop. Alternatively, you can say the command ‘Alexa, disconnect.’ In case you are facing any trouble while connecting to Echo, check our detailed guide to connect phones and laptop to Echo.

6. Connect to Right Bluetooth device

Even though the Echo devices can remember multiple Bluetooth devices, they can be connected to only one device at a time. So make sure the Echo is connected to the device that you are trying to connect it with and not to some other device.

Note: Echo connects to the most recently connected Bluetooth device if there are multiple devices in range.

For that, first, disconnect existing Bluetooth connections by saying 'Alexa, disconnect.' Then connect it to the specific device by saying ‘Alexa, pair with [device name]’ or ‘Alexa, connect to [device name]’.

Tip: You should disable Bluetooth on other devices for the time being to connect Echo to your device properly.

7. Unpair Bluetooth Devices

If the issue persists after trying the above solutions, you should forget the Bluetooth device. Sometimes, even though the Alexa app shows that the device is connected, it’s not connected properly. That’s why you are unable to hear the sound from the Echo.

To fix it, you have to forget the problematic Bluetooth device from the Alexa app. For that, open the Alexa app and tap on Devices at the bottom. Go to your Echo device from Echo & Alexa > Name of your Echo device. Select Bluetooth Devices. Tap on your device and hit Forget device.

Then, pair it again with your Echo, as shown above. If the problem still persists, head to the pairing menu and tap the option to forget all the paired devices.

Bonus: Alexa Commands for Bluetooth

Here are some useful commands that can be used with Alexa for Bluetooth.

Pair Device

Say the ‘Alexa, pair’ command. It will start the pairing process on the Echo.

Connect to a Particular Device

If you have paired multiple Bluetooth devices to Echo, you can connect to a particular device by saying the ‘Alexa, connect to [name of device]’ command.

Disconnect from Bluetooth Device

To disconnect from a particular device or currently connected device, say ‘Alexa, disconnect’ or ‘Alexa, disconnect from [name of device]’ command.

Sound Check

Using Echo Dot or the bigger Echo saves you the trouble of using another Bluetooth speaker. Besides being intelligent, it saves space too. We hope the above solutions help you regain the Bluetooth sound output in Echo.

Next up: Noticed the Drop in feature on the Alexa app? We explain in detail how it differs from the regular calling feature.


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Stop Alexa Echo Device from Auto Connecting to Your Phone’s Bluetooth

Stop Alexa Echo Device from Auto Connecting to Your Phone's Bluetooth

Once you pair Alexa with the phone’s Bluetooth, it automatically starts connecting with it the next time you’re in the range. There have been instances when the person came home listening to something on wireless earphones, but the phone automatically connected to the Echo device, shifting all the audio playback to it.

This means whatever was playing on earphones was now being broadcasted aloud on the Echo. The same thing happens when the Echo device turns back on after a power cut and auto connects to the phone’s Bluetooth.

Now, it may not happen with everyone, but those who’re facing the problem are left with no other choice except to turn off Bluetooth. However, we do have some simple fixes to get away with the issue.

1. Alexa, Unpair My Phone

The easiest way to stop Echo dot or any other Alexa speaker from auto-connecting to your phone’s Bluetooth is to disconnect it properly.

Once you finish listening to songs over Bluetooth on Echo, just say “Alexa, unpair my phone,” or simply ” Alexa, unpair” before you leave the place or shift to any other wireless audio device.

Upon saying so, Alexa will unpair and no longer connect to your phone automatically unless you say “Alexa, pair” or manually connect to it from your phone’s Bluetooth setting.

2. Turn Off Media Audio for Echo Device

The other option is to turn off media audio for your Echo device. This would stop Alexa from auto-connecting or playing audio over Bluetooth from your phone. Follow the steps given below:

Prevent Echo Dot from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth on Phone
Prevent Echo Dot from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth on Phone
  1. Open Bluetooth settings on your Android phone. You can do it from the quick settings panel or via Settings > Bluetooth & Device Connection > Bluetooth.
  2. Click on the Amazon Echo device.
  3. Turn off the toggle for Media Audio.

The next time you want to listen to music over Bluetooth on Alexa, open your phone’s Bluetooth setting and tap the Echo device. It should connect normally.

3. Forget Echo from Phone’s Bluetooth Settings

If nothing works for you, you can simply unpair Alexa from your phone. However, to play audio from the phone over Bluetooth on Alexa the next time, you’ll have to pair it afresh.

Stop Alexa from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth
  1. Open Bluetooth settings on your phone. On Android, long-press the Bluetooth icon in the quick settings panel. On iOS, you can open the control center, long-press the Bluetooth icon, and tap Bluetooth Settings.
  2. Select your Amazon Echo Device from the list of your devices.
  3. Click on Forget this device.
  4. Confirm when prompted.

4. Remove Paired Device from Alexa App

Alternatively, you can remove the paired phone from the Alexa app on your phone, as follow:

Stop Alexa from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth on Phone (2)
Stop Alexa from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth on Phone (2)
Stop Alexa from Auto Connecting to Bluetooth on Phone (2)
  1. Open the Alexa app on your Android or iPhone.
  2. Go to the Devices tab.
  3. Here, click on Echo & Alexa and select your Echo device.
  4. On the next screen, click the Settings icon at the top-right.
  5. Now, tap Bluetooth Devices under Bluetooth.
  6. Click the device you want to remove and tap Forget Device.

(Resolved) Alexa Auto Connecting to Phone’s Bluetooth

These were some quick solutions to stop the Amazon Alexa Echo device from auto-connecting to Bluetooth on your phone. Asking Alexa to unpair or disabling media audio should suffice for most users. Anyways, do let me know if you have any other queries in the comments below.

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Источник: https://gadgetstouse.com/blog/2021/11/02/stop-alexa-from-auto-connecting-to-bluetooth/

Bluetooth: Peripheral Alexa Gadgets¶

The Peripheral Alexa Gadgets sample demonstrates how a Bluetooth® LE device can connect to an Amazon Echo device using the Alexa Gadgets Bluetooth Service and Chase bank business account reviews for the Gadgets Service and Profile can be found at Alexa Gadgets Bluetooth LE.

Before a Gadget can be connected to an Amazon Echo device, you must register it with Amazon. See Alexa Gadgets Setup for information on how to do this.

Overview¶

When connected, the sample performs the handshake procedure and informs the peer of its supported capabilities. Directives sent by the connected peer are printed as log messages when is set. Additionally, when the “wake word” State Update directive is received, LED 3 on the development kit is turned on.

Gadget capabilities¶

During the handshake procedure, the Gadget peripheral reports which capabilities it supports. Capabilities determine which interface directives the Gadgets will receive, as listed in Alexa Gadgets Interfaces.

The following table shows the mapping between capability configuration and supported interfaces:

Gadget Custom Directives and Events¶

Custom directives sent from the peer to the Gadget are propagated using the event. Custom directives do not require defining any additional data format.

This sample includes a rudimentary custom event type that lets you send a JSON-formatted string with your chosen custom event name and namespace, using the function .

By default, the sample is configured to respond to the “Color cycler” custom skill. For instructions on how to create this custom skill, see Alexa Gadgets Github color cycler. Note that the skill code and configuration procedure is the same, even though the sample from this link uses a Raspberry Pi as a Gadget.

For more complex custom event types, you must define a custom event structure as described in Alexa Gadgets Custom Event. The custom event protobuf must be encoded using and the encoded buffer must be transmitted using .

Requirements¶

The sample supports the following development kits:

The sample also has the following requirements:

External dependencies¶

This sample has some specific external dependencies.

Gadget registration¶

When registering the Gadget, you will receive two identifier strings:

  1. Device Amazon ID

  2. Device secret

You must update the and configuration options in with the values that you received during the registration.

User interface¶

LED 1:

On when connected.

LED 2:

On when the handshake with a peer is completed.

LED 3:

On when the wake word directive () is received.

LED 4:

Toggles when the Color Cycler skill is used.

Button 4:

Erases all bond information when a button is held during a power cycle or reset.

Building and running¶

This sample can be found under in the nRF Connect SDK folder structure.

See Building and programming an application for information about how to build and program the application.

Testing¶

After programming the sample to your development kit, test it by performing the following steps:

  1. Optionally, set up log monitoring:

  1. Connect the kit to the computer using a USB cable. The kit is assigned a COM port (Windows) or ttyACM device (Linux), which is visible in the Device Manager.

  2. Connect to the kit with a terminal emulator (for example, PuTTY). See How to connect with PuTTY for the required settings.

  1. Reset the kit.

  2. Follow these instructions to pair your Echo device with the sample: Alexa Gadgets Pairing.

  3. Observe that LED 1 turns on to indicate that a connection has been established.

  4. Observe that LED 2 turns on to indicate that the Alexa Gadgets handshake has been completed.

  5. Say the “Alexa” wake word to your Echo device and observe that LED 3 turns on.

  6. If you are monitoring the log output from the COM port, observe log activity during Alexa queries.

Dependencies¶

This sample uses the following nRF Connect SDK libraries:

In addition, it uses the following Zephyr libraries:

  • Kernel Services:

  • Bluetooth:

Источник: https://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF_Connect_SDK/doc/latest/nrf/samples/bluetooth/alexa_gadget/README.html

Amazon Echo Won’t Connect to Bluetooth Device – What to Do

Amazon Echo Won't Connect to Bluetooth Device - What to Do

The Amazon Echo range of smart speakers has revolutionized the way many of us consume music or organize our tasks. Thanks to Alexa, we only need to give voice commands to our Echo speakers to get things done.

But more often than not, we’d want to connect our Amazon Echo to a phone or an external set of speakers. Amazon ensures that connecting Echo to other devices is a straightforward process, but there are times when the Echo refuses to pair with Bluetooth devices. If you’re having similar problems, you’re in the right place.

What’s Happening?

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There could be walmart canada stock price today potential reasons why your Echo is unable to connect to another Bluetooth device. Here are some of the most common problems.

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The Other Device Is Not Echo-Compatible

It might sound silly to some, but the first thing you need to do is find out if the device you’re trying to connect via Bluetooth is Echo-compatible. A wide range of devices from manufacturers like Philips, SmartThings, Wink, and Insteon are all compatible with Echo. However, there’re a few others that aren’t compatible. So, find out whether the device you’re trying to connect is compatible with your Echo or not.

You can find out more about Echo-compatible devices here.

Once you’re sure that your device is compatible with Echo, you should then follow the set-up instructions for the device before asking Alexa to find it.

Make Sure Your Device and Echo Are Connected to the Same Wi-Fi Network

Again, this hardly needs emphasis, but you must ensure that the device you’re trying to connect to Echo is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the speaker. Although it’s not a requisite for Bluetooth devices, it wouldn’t hurt to find out if the device you’re trying to connect to Echo can connect to the internet. If it can, you need to connect it to the same Wi-Fi network.

Update Your Device

If Echo is failing to connect to your device, there could be a possibility that you’ve forgotten to download the latest firmware and software updates. Make sure your other device is fully updated rockland news attempting to connect it to your Echo again.

Battery Troubles

Some devices won’t connect via Bluetooth if their battery power is below a particular threshold. Ensuring that your device is fully charged is naturally the next logical step.

The Distance Matters

Well, there are two things to remember when trying to connect two devices via Bluetooth. Amazon recommends that there at least be a three feet distance between your Echo speaker and the federal home loan bank of atlanta grant you’re trying to connect via Bluetooth. Similarly, your device mustn’t be too far from the speaker because the Bluetooth synchronization won’t work.

Once you’ve made sure that the distance isn’t a problem, also check if there’s any interference from other devices. Microwave ovens, baby monitors, and other wireless devices can disrupt the signals, leading to your Echo not being able to recognize your Bluetooth device.

Echo Can Connect to Only One Bluetooth Device at a Time

You might already have a Bluetooth device paired with your Echo speaker. Remember that Echo can only connect to one Bluetooth device at a time. So, before trying to pair another device to it, you’ll need to disconnect the one you previously paired.

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Forgetting Other Devices

Disconnect all your Bluetooth devices from your Echo before connecting again. To do this, follow these steps.

Step One

Open your Alexa app, and select the Devices icon.

Step Two

Select the device you’re trying to connect to the Echo.

Step Three

Select this option Bluetooth devices.

Step Four

To forget a previously connected device, select it from the list and then select Forget Device. If there are other devices on the list, follow the same process to forget them all.

Step Five

Finally, after you’ve cleared all previously connected devices from your Echo, restart it as well as the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect.

Step Six

Once both your devices are back on, follow steps one to three. Under Bluetooth devices, now select Pair a New Device to connect your Bluetooth device to the Echo speaker. Select your device from the list, and you’re ready to roll!

That should fix the problem once and for all.

Enjoy Your Newly Connected Device

These are some of the most common issues Echo users face. We hope that you were able to solve the connectivity issues between your Echo and your Bluetooth device.

In case you’re still having trouble connecting your devices, you can try unplugging and re-plugging your Echo. Sometimes, “turning the device on and off again” resets the Alexa app and is all you need to reconnect your Bluetooth device.

We’d love to hear if you’ve ever run into any trouble while connecting your Echo to another device. If you did, tell us how you solved the problem in the comments section below.

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Alexa is the voice-controlled Amazon assistant that turns words into actions. If you’re seeking the best Alexa smart speaker for answering queries, playing music from a variety of services, and controlling most smart-home devices (without spending too much), the Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is the one to get. New to the latest version is a Zigbee wireless chip, which allows the Echo to act as a hub for some smart-home devices. The latest Echo sports a new orb design and got a slight audio boost over its predecessor, but it costs the same as previous models (and goes on sale all the time).

The fourth-generation Amazon Echo speaker, mona lisa panic at the disco in October 2020, is the one most people should think of when they consider an Alexa voice-controlled speaker. The sound quality is good for casual listening and for small to medium rooms. The Alexa platform has the most comprehensive range of skills of any smart speaker. And the addition of Zigbee technology built into the new model allows easier connection with a greater range of smart-home devices. This Echo is slightly bigger than the previous version, with a grapefruit shape rather than the last version’s can look. But the larger size has made room for a driver design, which also gives this version a volume boost and improved soundstage. The button layout is simple and easy to use, and the Echo can work as a Bluetooth speaker, if you want to play something comenity bjs account from your smartphone. The multi-microphone array the Echo depends on for listening to commands can usually hear you when music is playing at a moderate level or when you address the device from across the room. Because it’s produced by Amazon, the Echo will get all updates, new features, and device compatibility before non-Amazon Alexa devices. Although third-party speakers require multiple smartphone apps for setup, the Echo needs only the Alexa app, which smoothly guides you through the process.

If you’re more interested in finding a smart speaker with a screen—for searching recipes or making video calls, for example—check out our guide to the best smart displays, which includes both Alexa and Google Nest choices.

The fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot is a mini version of the Echo, and it’s the best Alexa speaker for people who don’t want to spend a lot. It doesn’t sound as good or get as loud as the Echo, but it’s fine for talk radio and even for music (if you’re not looking for a speaker that fills the room). And since it includes an audio-out port and Bluetooth, you can connect the Dot to a Bluetooth speaker or to a larger audio system if you want better sound. Even more important: It listens for voice commands just as well as the full-size Echo. A Dot is great for cheaply expanding Alexa smart-home control around your house. Unfortunately, the new version of the Dot is nearly double the size of last year’s model, so it’ll take up more room on your nightstand. If you’re looking for something more compact, the smaller, third-generation Dot is still available.

If you want a better-sounding Alexa speaker than the Echo, as well as a much larger selection of music services and easier multi-room setup (and you don’t mind paying twice the price), the Sonos One is the smart speaker to get. Like the Echo, it has built-in far-field microphones and Alexa support. But it also works on the Sonos platform, which gives you access to a large selection of music services (though only the Alexa-compatible services allow voice control). For a much better soundstage, you can configure two of these speakers to play in stereo. In addition to the Amazon assistant, Sonos One also works with Google’s voice platform.

For those who want to take their Alexa speaker outside without having to search for a place to plug it in, an Ultimate Ears Megablast is a good choice. It sounds great, and it’s IP67-rated for weather resistance, so a shot from a Super Soaker or a quick drop in a pool won’t silence it. And the rechargeable battery runs for 12 hours. When you’re out of Wi-Fi range, you can use the Megablast as a regular Bluetooth speaker. The charge port is inconveniently located on the bottom, but you can get a wireless charging base separately. Unfortunately, the Megablast’s built-in microphones aren’t nearly as sensitive as those of the Echo, so you might find yourself reaching for the command button a lot to get the Megablast to pay attention.

If you like the retro look of Marshall guitar amps, you’ll really like the Marshall Stanmore II Voice. It’s the best Alexa speaker for sound quality, with more volume and defined bass than the Sonos One provides, but it lacks support for the Sonos platform. Although this model’s far-field microphones performed decently in our tests, they aren’t as good at picking up your voice while music is playing as those of the Echo are. The Marshall also looks great, but it takes up more space on a shelf or counter than any other Alexa speaker we tested.

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What is Alexa and who should get it

Three of the best Alexa speakers, the Amazon Echo Dot, the Sonos One, and the Amazon Echo fourth generation.

Alexa (whose name is partly inspired by Egypt’s legendary Library of Alexandria) is the voice platform that powers Amazon’s Echo speakers, including the standard Echo, the little Echo Dot, the video-enabled Echo Show smart display, and a bunch of compatible speakers from other manufacturers. Alexa speakers include built-in microphones, so they can listen to your commands and then send a recording of them to Amazon’s cloud services, where the recording is analyzed and the appropriate response is triggered. That process usually takes only a couple of seconds.

Several Alexa speakers are good as music systems. But the real reason to get one—as opposed to a non-smart speaker or a Bluetooth speaker—is to access the Alexa voice-control platform, which makes interacting with your speaker and other devices much easier. To access a song, an artist, amazon echo bluetooth a music channel, you just request it. You can say, “Alexa, play Panther Burns,” and your speaker starts playing the music you requested (assuming you’ve connected it to your music subscriptions).

All Amazon Echo speakers can play music from Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and even Apple Music. Some services, such as Pandora and TuneIn, don’t cost anything extra, but Amazon Prime Music requires a Prime subscription (and you can get Amazon Music Unlimited for an additional, per-speaker cost). Apple Music, SiriusXM, and Spotify Premium require subscriptions.

You can also set up Alexa speakers as a multi-room audio system, an arrangement that allows you to play the same music all over your house or different tunes in different rooms (though your music subscriptions may impose some restrictions on that). The Alexa app allows you to group speakers in different rooms or zones, and you simply have to tell your speaker which room you want the music to play in (or whether it should play in all of them). Setting up the system is a little trickier than using a similarly featured Sonos system.

The Alexa app is mostly for setup and configuration, or to add new abilities or view to-do and shopping lists. Most of the time, you access Alexa’s features without having to interact with a screen at all (the Echo Show devices include built-in screens). You can walk into a quiet room and ask for music or step into a dark room and ask for lights.

Beyond streaming tunes, Alexa can answer general questions (“Alexa, who was Guy Fawkes?”), make quick cooking conversions (“Alexa, how many pints are in a gallon?”), help with math homework (“Alexa, what’s 9 times 48?”), or create a to-do list (“Alexa, add ‘make doctor’s appointment’ to my to-do list.”). You can also use an Alexa speaker to make phone calls or as part of an in-house intercom system to talk through other Alexa speakers inside and outside your home. With a growing list of built-in capabilities and thousands amazon echo bluetooth third-party Skills, your Alexa device keeps improving the longer you own it.

Alexa is particularly helpful for controlling Alexa-compatible smart-home devices. When it’s integrated with devices like Philips Hue smart bulbs or August smart locks, all you have to do is say, “Alexa, turn off the den light” or “Alexa, lock the front door,” and the speaker will take care of it for you. Alexa works with more smart-home devices than any other voice platform, though both Google Assistant and Siri (Apple’s HomeKit voice) are catching up. Its expanding smart-home capabilities, including the ability to create Routines and Schedules, make Alexa a viable option for taking the place of a smart-home hub. As a result, you will probably come to rely on it more and more.

How we picked and tested

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dott, shown side by side.

Because Alexa speakers started with the Amazon Echo and all the Echo spinoffs, including the Echo Dot and the Echo Show, we tried every one of those initially, and we continue to update our reviews as new generations are released. We’ve also looked at Alexa-compatible speakers from other companies, especially those that have substantial histories as manufacturers of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speakers (such as Marshall, Riva, Sonos, and Ultimate Ears). For this guide we did not review Alexa speakers with a built-in display, such as the Echo Show; we reviewed those separately for our guide to the best smart displays. We also reviewed Alexa soundbars—including the Polk Command Bar and Sonos Beam—separately.

Most Alexa speakers do essentially the same things. Because they all use the Alexa platform, they’re all compatible with the same smart-home devices, and they all include essentially the same skill set. All of them have volume controls, a button to turn off the microphones, and a button to get the device to listen without your having to speak the wake word. Many also function as Bluetooth speakers and can send their audio to another Bluetooth speaker. Note that non-Amazon-branded speakers sometimes don’t work with all the same music services, or can’t integrate as easily in multi-room setups, or don’t let you make speakerphone calls. They also can be the last speakers to get Alexa feature updates. In testing, we consider both the speaker’s performance as a smart speaker and its sound qualities, along with any additional features, such as an included screen or a rechargeable battery.

In addition to the general Alexa features, we evaluate each speaker on the following criteria:

  • Listening: A voice-controlled device is useless if it can’t hear you, so we test them at various distances and voice volumes, and with and without background noise (including the speaker’s own music).
  • Sound quality: We listen to a variety of music, both through standard streaming services and via Bluetooth. Sound quality varies greatly because some of the Alexa speakers are designed for more critical listening than others. But we look for reasonably good sound in line with the price and size of the speaker.
  • Design: Smart speakers aren’t devices that you hide away, so you’re likely to prefer a speaker that looks good on a shelf or counter, especially if you plan to use more than one in your home.
  • Setup and use: Although all Alexa speakers use the Alexa app, all non-Amazon speakers require extra setup steps that can make the process more complicated. Some include connections for other speakers or other sources, and a few can run on battery power and stay out in the rain.

Our pick: Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen), shown in black against a neutral background.

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is the latest version of the original smart speaker. If you want an easy way to have music in any room, and if you want the convenience of telling a smart speaker to turn off your lights, this is the speaker to get. It offers the complete range of Alexa functions (including support for most Zigbee smart-home devices), and it’s always the first to receive an update when Amazon adds new abilities. It’s also reasonably priced.

For the size and price, the fourth-generation Echo sounds impressive. New for this model, the 360-degree audio design was replaced with a more direct driver design and Dolby processing to enhance the stereo effect from a single speaker. The latest Echo plays slightly louder than previous versions, and it sounds pretty clean at high volumes. And it has more bass than last year’s model, though it still lags behind the more expensive Echo Studio. The update has picked up a new feature (also found in the Studio): the ability to dynamically equalize its sound based on the ambient conditions in the room. An equalizer—which you can access via voice (“Alexa, turn up the bass”) or in the app—allows you to manually adjust the bass, treble, and midrange to your liking. As with the previous Echo, with the fourth-generation version, you can link two if you want a traditional stereo pair.

Being a great listener is important in any relationship, so we think you’ll appreciate that the Echo is pretty good at hearing, even with some ambient noise in the room. When it is playing at full volume, you may have to walk over to the Echo and press the microphone button to get its attention. But at normal to moderately high volume, it will usually catch your voice through the din.

The controls on the new fourth generation Amazon Echo.

You can also pair the Echo with your smartphone via Bluetooth for playback of your stored tunes, podcast apps, or any music service Alexa doesn’t support, and you can pair it with another Echo speaker for true stereo sound. The main Echo, and all other Echo devices, can work as a multi-room audio system similar to Sonos: You can create groups with multiple Echo speakers and play the same music on all of them at once.

Echo’s smart-home abilities—always pretty good—have been updated with this model. Like the Echo Plus, the fourth-generation Echo now has built-in Zigbee technology, so it can connect directly to other Zigbee-enabled smart-home devices without requiring a separate hub or smart gateway. This may make it easier for people to add things such as smart bulbs or smart locks because you won’t have to install an additional app for each new device. (Amazon has a list of compatible Zigbee devices.) I tested it with Philips Hue smart bulbs, and the Echo connected to and controlled the bulbs easily. This Echo also includes a temperature sensor and a new Amazon wireless networking feature called Sidewalk. The temperature sensor can work with Alexa Routines to automatically trigger other devices, such as a fan or an air conditioner. Amazon is still rolling Sidewalk out but says it will enable devices—yours, your neighbors’, strangers’—to temporarily share a tiny portion of wireless signal, turning them into network bridges for other compatible devices such as Tile trackers and Ring smart lights. Some owners have reported that an Alexa app update automatically opted them in to Sidewalk. The company says the connections are encrypted and users won’t know when someone else is connected to their Sidewalk device. Since the feature is so new, at the moment we recommend that you turn Sidewalk off in the settings menu in your Alexa app. Once Sidewalk is up and running, we’ll see what we can make of it and report back.

You can find Alexa speakers that sound better (for more money) or that have features the Echo lacks (such as a display screen or rechargeable battery), but unless those are your top priorities, we think most people should start with an Echo. Non-Amazon Alexa speakers require two apps (one from the manufacturer, plus the Alexa app), making setup more complicated. They don’t receive Amazon’s latest feature updates as quickly as Echo speakers do, and often they’re not compatible at all with some features, such as Alexa Guard.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Although Alexa is pretty good at answering basic questions, its search results aren’t as deep and its answers aren’t as comprehensive as Google’s. This goes for all Alexa-powered smart speakers, not just the Amazon Echo. We think the best platform for answering a wider range of questions is Google Assistant, found on the Google Home and Google Nest Hub speakers. Alexa has a wider range of abilities, works with more smart-home devices, and comes in more speaker models—overall making it an easier platform to integrate into your home.

Though we can’t exactly call this a flaw, we’re not completely taken with the new Echo’s spherical design. The grapefruit-sized speaker doesn’t disappear into the background as seamlessly as previous models. The controls are still easily accessible from the top, but the indicator light is now at the bottom and not quite as simple to see.

Budget pick: Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

The Echo Dot (4th Gen) smart speaker for Alexa.

For half the price of a full-size Echo—and with the amazon echo bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your choice of speaker or sound system—the Echo Dot (4th Gen) is a smart option. The new Dot, like the new Echo, is now sphere-shaped and fabric-covered. The shape makes it quite a bit larger than the earlier Dot, but its sound is also a bit bigger. This Dot includes volume and microphone buttons on top, like the current Echo (and the original Dot). For $10 more you can get a version with an LED clock built in or one with a child-friendly design (with a tiger or panda printed on the fabric).

The Dot gives you all the control and search features of Alexa, and it includes a speaker that’s decent for hearing the Dot’s voice and alarms or for listening to music. For this speaker’s small size, the sound is surprisingly good and would satisfy anyone looking to replace a bedside or desk radio. For better sound, you can connect the Dot to any Bluetooth speaker, or use a 3½-millimeter stereo jack for a wired audio connection into a powered speaker or an audio receiver.

None of the Dot versions include Zigbee, a temperature sensor, or Sidewalk, but they still control all of your other smart-home devices just as well. This version also won’t mount to a wall or work with any of the third-party accessories made for earlier Dots. But it appears the third-generation Dot won’t be disappearing right away, so if those things are important to you, get the older one.

The original Echo Dot smart speaker, shown displaying a time of 8:30.

Upgrade pick: Sonos One

The Sonos One, shown in white against a neutral background.

The Sonos One looks and sounds like the Sonos Play:1 speaker, but the One includes microphones and has Alexa and Google Assistant support built in. It sounds better than any of the Amazon Echo speakers, but it also costs twice as much as the Echo. The Sonos platform supports most major streaming services—many more than Alexa alone.

One thing you can’t do with a Sonos One is stream to it via Bluetooth, though on iOS you can use AirPlay 2 via Wi-Fi to stream from your phone. And although the Sonos One is compatible with more than 100 music streaming services, you can use the Alexa voice feature to call up only the services Alexa works with; for all the others, such as Slacker, you need to use the app. Sonos as a platform is great for multi-room music, and the Sonos One works well with all other Sonos speakers, or you can make it part of your multi-room Alexa system.

The Sonos One sounds much better than the Echo, with better bass and more detail. As with the Echo, the Sonos One can be paired with another One to create a true stereo system. Although the One sounds better, it doesn’t listen nearly as well as an Echo—in two years of testing, we’ve found that the Sonos One is relatively hard of hearing and sometimes fails to trigger unless we are facing it directly when giving a command.

In addition to the One, Sonos makes another smart speaker with Alexa, the Sonos Beam. It’s designed for use with a TV and can work alone or with additional Sonos One speakers in a surround-sound system. We discuss the Beam further in our guide to the best soundbars.

Although the Sonos One is great for music, if your interest is primarily in smart-home features, it may not be the best choice. For one thing, it doesn’t support Alexa Routines that include music, so you can’t create a Routine that plays the Beatles’s “A Day in the Life” when your smart bulb gets you up in the morning. It also doesn’t support Alexa Guard.

Also great for the outdoors: Ultimate Ears Megablast

The Ultimate Ears Megablast, shown sitting on top of a book, against a blue wall,

If you want to take your Alexa speaker outside and not have to worry about power or a little rain, get the Ultimate Ears Megablast. The UE Megablast and the smaller UE Blast are essentially Alexa versions of the company’s outdoor waterproof Megaboom and Boom Bluetooth speakers, respectively, but with the addition of Wi-Fi plus microphones and voice control. UE claims an IP67 rating for the Megablast, so a dunk in the pool or a rain shower won’t kill it, and it runs for about 12 hours on rechargeable batteries. The speaker sounds great, with strong bass and detail. The microphones aren’t nearly as sensitive as those in the latest-generation Echo speaker, so you may find yourself frequently reaching for the microphone button when the speaker can’t hear you through the music. And I don’t like the bottom placement of the charging-cable port because it forces you to turn the speaker upside down to charge it, but you can buy a wireless charging base separately.

The volume controls aren’t as easy to use as those on other Alexa speakers: It takes a little more effort than should be required to push the large plus and minus symbols on the side. But the design helps keep the speaker waterproof, so it’s a fair trade-off. Also, if you’re out of Wi-Fi range, the Megablast functions like a normal Bluetooth speaker without the Alexa functionality.

Also great: Marshall Stanmore II Voice

The Marshall Stanmore II Voice smart speaker, shown on a shelf.

The Marshall Stanmore II Voice is big and full of power, and it’s the speaker to get if you want the best-sounding Alexa speaker. Styled like a classic Marshall guitar amp and nearly as heavy as one, it has traditional volume, bass, and treble knobs on top and three built-in amplifiers (including a 50-watt amp just for the low-end frequencies). Its sound (like that of the Bluetooth-only version of this speaker) is clear, powerful, and more bass-filled than that of any other Alexa speaker.

Sound quality is the main reason to choose the Marshall over the Sonos, since the Marshall offers more bass, detail, and volume (but it doesn’t have all of the Sonos speaker’s music options). The two tuning knobs on top of the Marshall make tweaking the sound easier than on any other speaker we tried. If that doesn’t give you enough flexibility, the Marshall app includes an equalizer and several music presets for different kinds of music.

Marshall says the Stanmore II Voice includes only two far-field microphones for voice control. That’s a little sparse compared with an Echo’s seven, but the Marshall speaker is still remarkably adept at hearing commands, even over loud music.

Security and privacy

Wirecutter takes security and privacy issues very seriously. So to help you understand what data the companies you’re bringing into your home may be taking out with them, we’ve compiled this table to answer some of the most common questions people have regarding privacy and security. We reached out to the companies that produce our top picks and asked them to respond to an extensive questionnaire to confirm issues we think should be of primary concern for any potential buyer. Below are some of the most important questions you should consider before making a purchase. Naturally, some people don’t like the idea of being listened to by artificial intelligence, and we address that issue in detail in this blog post.

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Sonos OneUltimate Ears
Megablast
Marshall
Stanmore Voice II
Does this device offer two-factor authentication? If so, is it required?

Yes/No

NoNo (Yes/No for use with Alexa)Yes/No (for use with Alexa)
Is a user's identifying data (such as email addresses or Wi-Fi info) encrypted when stored in the cloud?YesWe store all personal data on computer systems that have limited access and are in controlled facilities. In addition, any data we transmit over the internet is protected using encryption.All user's identifying data and interactions are kept private in accordance with Ultimate Ears published privacy policy. All interactions with Alexa are in accordance with Amazon’s privacy policy.(The company didn’t specifically answer, but all communication is facilitated via Alexa, so it follows the same protocols as Alexa.)
Do you share data with third parties, affiliates, and partners?Yes, but only information that is needed to fulfill user requests. Also, users can control what information each enabled Skill gets in Alexa’s privacy settings.No. For third-party voice assistant services, Amazon echo bluetooth does share the voice recordings but only with the partner whose voice service has been authorized (Alexa or Google Assistant) to ensure the connected service is working properly. Sonos will never store third-party voice recordings or data.No, outside of that shared via Alexa.The brand never shares any data with third parties, affiliates or partners without any permission.
Does this device record and share location data (address and/or country)?Yes, Echo devices record zip code and other location information to provide users with certain functions, such as local time. The Alexa app also requests mobile device permissions in order to hear requests, provide personalized results, help set up Alexa-enabled devices, and support certain features.Sonos stores location information (region and zip code) to provide region-specific services and local radio, and to identify nearby Wi-Fi networks to help with setup, or troubleshooting when you’re no longer on the same Wi-Fi network as your Sonos system.No(The company didn’t specifically answer, but since all communication is facilitated via Alexa, it follows the same protocols as Alexa.)
Does the device include a mute microphone feature?

Yes

YesYesYes
Does the platform allow users to review and delete voice interactions?YesAny voice service interaction on Sonos is handled by the third party directly. Sonos does not store voice interactions. Additionally, all voice data is encrypted when shared with partners.Recordings are not preserved on the speaker, and user interactions are kept private in accordance with Ultimate Ears published privacy policy. All interactions with Alexa are in accordance with Amazon’s privacy policy.Yes

Other Alexa speakers we like

The Echo Studio is Amazon’s biggest and best-sounding Alexa speaker. Inside are five drivers, including a 5¼-inch bass woofer. It can stream lossless music from Amazon’s new Amazon Music HD high-resolution music service, though that’s an additional cost on top of Prime Music. Compared with the main Echo, the Studio delivers much more detail and bass, and during testing it got loud enough to fill my home-theater room. If you have a Fire TV, you can wirelessly connect it to the media player to serve as a soundbar, of sorts, which will be an improvement over any built-in TV speakers (though probably not better than an actual soundbar). It’s a great-sounding speaker, especially for the price. The only thing keeping this from being a pick is the identically priced Sonos One, which sounds a little more detailed, gets just about as loud, works with more music services (through the Sonos app), is compatible with Google Assistant, and is half the size. However, the Studio is a better listener than the Sonos One. Even when played at a fairly high volume, the Studio could hear my commands. Another reason you might prefer the Studio is that, like the Echo Plus, it includes a Zigbee receiver, which turns it into a smart-home hub. Unlike the main Echo, however, the Echo Studio comes in only one look: black.

The Bose Home Speaker 300 is slightly larger than an Echo but sounds significantly better, offering a wider soundstage, more detail, and bass you can feel. It’s a good-sounding small speaker, capable of filling a room quite easily. In addition to working with Alexa, it also allows you to control it by voice with Google Assistant. The downside is that it’s usually more than twice the price of an Echo, and if you want a compact speaker that sounds really good, we recommend the Sonos Amazon echo bluetooth, which costs less and has more features.

The competition

The Amazon echo bluetooth Flex is the smallest and cheapest Alexa speaker from Amazon. Unlike the Echo Dot, the Flex plugs directly into an outlet, so there’s no cord, and it stays off tables or countertops. This also means placement is restricted to wherever your outlets are, which isn’t always convenient. The Flex does everything any other Alexa speaker does, but the sound quality is equivalent to putting your smartphone in a plastic cup. There’s also no volume control on the device. You can enhance it with one of two accessories—a night-light or a motion sensor—that attach directly to the Flex. Both work well in Alexa Routines. The Flex may be good for people who want to inexpensively extend Alexa’s reach into other parts of their home, but most users should get a Dot or standard Echo.

Last year we suggested that if you wanted more smart-home control, you might consider the Echo Plus due to its built-in Zigbee features. However, now that the fourth-generation Echo also has Zigbee, as well as some other enhancements over the Plus, there’s really no reason to consider it. Amazon hasn’t updated the Plus for 2020, and though no announcement has been made, we don’t expect it to be available for much longer.

What sets the Bose Home Speaker 500 apart from other Alexa speakers is its small LCD screen. Unlike the screen on an Echo Show or Echo Spot, this Bose model’s screen—at only 1¾ by 2¼ inches—is for showing track or station information only, and you can’t use it for any of the things (such as camera views) that you can do on a smart display. A recent update brought Google Assistant, in addition to Alexa, to this Bose speaker. We haven’t yet listened to this one ourselves. And although reviews of the Speaker 500’s sound quality have generally been good, it’s expensive, and it has more complicated (and mostly unnecessary, in a voice speaker) controls. We think someone looking for great sound should try the Marshall, because it costs less, looks better, and sounds really good.

The Halo comes from the Zolo family, Anker’s latest smart-speaker line. It’s priced between an Echo Dot and a standard Echo, but its audio performance is only slightly better than the Dot’s. To set it up, you have to download the Zolo app, register with a password, and then download the Alexa app to connect it to your Amazon account. In our tests of the Halo, setup with the Zolo app was a little clunky and failed the first couple of times. We still think you’re better off springing for an Echo (or a Dot, if you’re just seeking a small device for voice commands or connecting it to another audio system) because the Halo won’t work with all Alexa features, notably the calling functions.

The Fabriq Chorus is about the size of the second-generation Echo and costs the same, but it’s portable and equipped with a battery and charging cradle, so you don’t need to keep it plugged in. It sounds pretty good for its size, but not nearly as good as the two portable Ultimate Ears speakers. It comes in a amazon echo bluetooth of fabric patterns and colors. Unfortunately, it has no IPX rating for outdoor use, so if you take it outside, don’t expose it to rain. The battery is good for only about six hours.

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How to Connect Your iPhone to an Amazon Echo Device

Amazon and Apple have never played well together, but you can actually connect your Echo device directly to your iPhone. Connecting the two allows you to play your favorite songs, shows, and movies straight from your phone while amazon echo bluetooth the powerful Echo speakers.

Let's learn how you can connect the two devices together, how to disconnect them, and how to control playback without disconnecting your connection.

How to Connect Alexa to Your iPhone

Your iPhone will connect to multiple Echo devices as long as you state the right phrase. Make sure you are standing close enough to the Echo for all connections to be made.

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  1. Say "Alexa, turn on Bluetooth"
  2. Select Settings on your iPhone
  3. Choose Bluetooth
  4. Select your Amazon Echo device

Your Echo device will talk to you throughout the process letting you know when it is searching for other devices and when it has connected with your iPhone. You will need to make sure your Echo is connected to Wi-Fi before pairing it with your phone.

Once you have the two devices connected, you can play any audio from your iPhone and it will come out through the Echo just like any other Bluetooth speaker.

To keep your phone from automatically syncing to your Echo each time you play media, you'll need to know how to disconnect the two devices.

How to Disconnect Amazon Echo From Your iPhone

Disconnecting your Amazon Echo from your iPhone takes even fewer steps than connecting. Get close to your Echo with your phone nearby so that your commands will be followed.

  1. Say "Alexa, turn off Bluetooth"
  2. Wait for confirmation

You can also say similar phrases like "Alexa, disconnect my phone" and your Echo will stop playing audio from your phone.

How to Control Your Playback

Even though you are connected to an Echo free printable worksheets 1st grade reading comprehension, all your main controls like playing, pausing, and skipping audio still work on your iPhone.

The added feature is that now you can use all the same controls but through the Echo device. Tell the virtual assistant Alexa to pause, play, and skip and your audio will react accordingly.

The only problem is when you want to play a specific song out of order or change which application you want to use. If you verbally tell Echo to play a specific song it will disconnect your iPhone and use the default music player.

Related: What Is Alexa and What Does Alexa Do?

You'll have to make these changes manually on your phone or use the built-in Apple voice assistant, Siri, to help you complete the actions.

Using Amazon Echo With Your iPhone

Turn on your Amazon Echo Bluetooth setting and you will be able to sync audio directly from your iPhone.

You can use basic playback controls using the Echo but full control is still required using the iPhone. Alexa has even more tricks up its sleeve you can learn if you want to get the most out of your device.

What Can Alexa Do? 6 Things to Ask Your Amazon Echo

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Bullet Points

  • AMAZON ALEXA ENABLED- Connect your amazon account to SB600 with our SoundBot App to use 'Alexa'. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to stream music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.
  • EXHILARATING 360° Sound- Dual membrane of 5W + 5W HD 360° loudspeakers reproduce potent bass, dynamic mid-range and crispy high notes to deliver enhanced HD music listening experience.
  • SENSORY TOUCH CONTROL - Touch sensory control buttons with sleek, stylish and modern design. SOLID PERFORMANCE and UNIQUE DESIGN - Aluminum Alloy with high-quality fabric grill for active outdoor and indoor use.
  • TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCED- Stream music from up to 33 feet of remote distance. 4400mAh rechargeable battery allows SB60 to connect to media devices wirelessly for long hours of usage.
  • SMART INTUITIVE CONFIGURATION - User friendly and seamless setup process for pairing with Alexa or use as a bluetooth speaker with its HD 5W+5W Acoustics and 2 x 52mm Driver speaker.

Feature 
-Amazon Alexa Compatible for a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub.
-5W+5W watt HD acoustic loud speakers with 2 premium 52mm drivers for both indoor and active outdoor versatile use
-High-quality materials of ABS, Aluminum Alloy, and premium Fabric for long-lasting usage wherever you go
-4.0 Bluetooth connection for wireless connection up to 33 feet range.
-Large speaker cavity inside for excellent sound effect and stereo output
-Sensory touch control buttons
-Always on mic voice control
-Wireless music streaming
-Built-in 4400mAh high capacity rechargeable Battery.

Specification

-Wi-Fi:
     - Transmitter Frequency Range: 2.412GHz-2.472GHz
    - Power: ≤20dBM(EIRP)
     - Network Compatibility: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
     - Transmitter Distance: Up to 110 m or 361 ft
- Bluetooth:
     - Bluetooth Version: 4.0
     - Support: HFPV1.6, HSPV1.2, A2DPV1.2, AVRCPV1.4, DIV1.3
     - Transmitter Distance: Up to 10 m or 33 ft
- Max Output Power: 5W x 2
- Channel: Double Channel
- S/N: ≥75dB
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
-Distortion Degree: THD < 10%
- Speaker: Outside diameter- 52mm. Inside magnet- 4Ω/5W x 2
- Microphone: 2 x -32dB +/-3dB, 1 x -40dB +/-3db
- Power Parameters:
     - Rated Voltage; DC 3.4~4.2V
     - Battery: Built-in double 18650 lithium battery, 3.7V/4400mAH
     - Charging Current: 5V±0.25V/1A±200MA
     - Charging Time: approximately 5.5~6.5 hours
- Material: ABS, Aluminum Alloy, Fabric
- Weight: 700 g ± 1 g
- Dimension: (L) 105 x (W) 105 x (H) 200 mm, Top diameter- 85 mm

In the box
- SB600 Wireless Smart Speaker
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- User Guide

Model, Color Option and UPC

817338021023SB600-BLKBlack on Black

Источник: https://www.soundbot.com/products/soundbot-sb600-amazon-echo-alexa-compatible-bluetooth-wireless-speaker

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