You might not know this, but you can actually use the Alexa device to play any audio you want. That’s right, with Alexa, you’re not just limited to playing music from Amazon Music or Pandora.
You can play audio from any source you want, and in this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Alexa as a speaker with an Aux cord.
How to Use Alexa as a Speaker With Aux
So you’ve got an Alexa device such as the Amazon Echo, and you want to use it as a speaker with an AUX cable. It’s simple, and it only takes a couple of minutes. Here’s how to do it:
- Get your 3.5mm Aux cable.
- Hook one end of the Aux cable to the Aux input of your Alexa-enabled speaker and the other to the Aux output of the audio source.
- Launch the Alexa application on your audio source and navigate to Devices.
- Select the connected Alexa-enabled speaker.
- Click AUX audio.
- Choose Line In from the options displayed to connect the two devices.
What Alexa Speakers have an Aux Input Feature?
If you want to connect your Echo to an external speaker or device, you’ll need to use an AUX cord. However, you must also note that not all Alexa devices have an Aux input feature.
In fact, most old-model Echos only have an Aux output and can only be connected to an audio output wirelessly.
If you’re looking to get a new Alexa speaker, here are 3 options with Aux input that you can consider:
- Echo Plus
- Echo Studio
- Amazon Echo 3rd Generation
Can you use Alexa as a Speaker without Wifi?
Do you want to use Alexa as a speaker but don’t have Wifi? No problem!
You can use the Alexa device as an external speaker without Wifi. However, you’ll need to reconnect your device to Alexa via the internet if you want to use Alexa’s other features, like voice calling.
If you entirely don’t want to use your wifi connection, you can use Alexa with an Aux cord or via Bluetooth. Each of these methods is well outlined in this post.
How to use Alexa as a Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re like most people, you probably use your Amazon Echo to play music, set alarms, and control smart devices around your home.
But did you know that your Echo can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker? That’s right – with just a few simple steps, you can use your Echo to stream music from your phone or tablet. Here’s how:
- First, open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.
- Then, go to the settings menu and select “Bluetooth.”
- Next, enable Bluetooth on your Echo by saying, “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”
- Now, open the Bluetooth settings on your device and connect to your Echo.
- Once your Echo is connected, you can begin streaming music from your device.
Can I Use Alexa as a Speaker for my TV?
If you’ve been wondering whether you can use Alexa as a speaker for your TV, the answer is yes – but you’ll need to use a cable that has two RCA plugs and a stereo 3.5mm mini-plug. Just connect the cable to your TV and Alexa, and you’ll be good to go.
Of course, you could use the TV’s built-in speakers, but where’s the fun in that? With Alexa, you can control the volume with your voice, set up audio groups so you can listen to the TV in multiple rooms, and even have Alexa read you the news or give you a weather update while watching.
So if you’re looking for a way to take your TV-watching experience to the next level, using Alexa as a speaker is a way to go.
How to use Alexa as a Speaker for Pc
- To start, you’ll need to download the Alexa app on your PC.
- Once the app is installed, open it and sign in with your Amazon account.
- Use a 3.5mm cable to connect your PC with your Alexa-enabled speaker.
- Launch the Alexa application and navigate to Devices.
- Choose the connected Alexa-enabled speaker.
- Select AUX audio.
- Choose Line In from the list of options displayed to complete the connection.
Where is AUX audio setting in the Alexa app?
If you’re trying to connect your Alexa device to an aux cable and can’t find the option in the Alexa app, don’t worry – it’s not just you. For some reason, the aux option is hidden in the Alexa app and can be a little tricky to find. But we’ve got you covered.
The AUX audio setting can be found in General Settings under the Devices menu.
From there, you can select your Echo and Alexa, Your Echo Device, and finally, Aux Audio.
This will allow you to output the audio from your audio source or sound system to your audio device.
Why Isn’t my Alexa Device Working with an Aux Cord?
If you’re wondering why you can’t seem to get your Alexa device to work with an aux cord, there are a few possible reasons:
First, it’s essential to confirm that the aux port on your Echo device is an input, not an output. It’s only with Aux input that you can use you can use your Alexa device as an external speaker.
The other possible reason your aux cord isn’t working is that you’re not using a 3.5mm cable. The Echo uses a 3.5mm audio input, so any cable you use must also be 3.5mm. If your aux cord is not 3.5mm, it will not work with the Alexa speaker.
Lastly, your Alexa device may not be working with the Aux cord if it’s not properly connected. Ensure that the aux cable is properly connected on both ends.
If you’ve ever wanted to use your new Alexa voice-controlled speaker as a regular wired speaker, there’s good news: you can!
The latest Echo speakers have an Aux input feature that lets you connect any external audio source to your Echo. This means you can use it to play music from your phone, stream audio from your TV, or even listen to podcasts on your laptop.
To connect the Alexa device with your audio output, use a 3.5mm cable to hook up the two, then use the Alexa application app to set up the connection.