how to use echo dot as speaker



If you have an Amazon Echo Dot, you can use it as a speaker. Here's how:

Using a Bluetooth speaker or headphones.

Connecting to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones is easy. You can connect multiple speakers at the same time, which is handy if there are other people in your home who want to listen to music at the same time. If you don’t have enough room for two speakers in your living room or kitchen, consider using a headphone splitter so that you can all enjoy the same music at once.

If you're looking for something more complicated than listening with headphones or connecting via Bluetooth, there are other options available. It's possible to use a Bluetooth audio receiver so that you can play audio from devices with an AUX input through Alexa devices in another room of your house via network cables and Wi-Fi signals! Some transmitter/receiver combinations also allow users to stream directly from their phones without relying on Wi-Fi signals (though this method will drain battery life more quickly).

Setting up outbound calling.

To use outbound calling on the Echo Dot, you will need to enable Alexa Calling and set it up by following the prompts.

When you first set up your Echo Dot, you will be prompted to enable Alexa Calling. After this step, make sure that you are logged into your Amazon account on your phone or tablet before enabling Alexa Calling so that it can access your contacts list and other settings.

To set up outbound calling rates:

  • Open the Alexa app on your mobile device; then tap Devices > Your devices > see name of device > Settings > Phone numbers & addresses > Outgoing calls (if not visible)

Connecting to an external speaker with an audio cable.

If you want to connect your Echo Dot to external speakers, you can do so with an audio cable. To connect your Echo Dot to an external speaker using an audio cable, follow these steps:

  • Plug the 3.5mm port on the back of your device into your speaker or headphones.

  • Connect the other end of the cable to a 3.5mm port on your external speaker or headphones (if it has one). If not, plug it into a headphone jack instead.

It's easy to use your Echo dot as a speaker!

You can use your Echo Dot to connect to an external speaker using either a cable or Bluetooth.

You should first check if your external speaker has a 3.5mm audio cable port or aux port before you begin. You’ll need one of these ports in order to connect it directly with the Echo Dot. You can find this information on any devices manual or by looking at its back panel if it has a cable or aux port already built-in.

If your speaker does not have an aux port, you will need to purchase a 3.5mm audio cable that fits into both ends of each device. The good news is that these cables are inexpensive and easy to find online! We recommend getting one from Amazon because they come with free two day shipping for Prime members!

Now that you know what type of connection method works best for connecting your Echo Dot with an external speaker let’s get started…


Using your Echo dot as a speaker is easy and fun. All you need to do is connect it to another speaker, or use the built-in speakers on the Echo (or other Amazon devices), and start playing music! You can also use it as a hands-free phone by setting up outbound calling from your Echo device, which will let anyone call them from anywhere around the world.


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