How to Use Echo Dot as a Computer Speaker

How to Use Echo Dot as a Computer Speaker
How to Use Echo Dot as a Computer Speaker

Echo Dot is a small wireless speaker. It has a built-in microphone and speaker. It can also be used as a smart device to control various smart devices. You can use it as a computer speaker to play music. 

Yes, you can use the echo dot as a computer speaker. you just need to turn on amazon echo and Bluetooth on your PC then go to Bluetooth setting on PC search for add device option and then you are good to go. There are some Amazon Echo devices that can be connected to your computer via a 3.5mm headphone jack or AUX cable.

The Echo Dot is a small, yet powerful Wi-Fi speaker that can be controlled by voice. If you already have one, In this blog post will teach you how to use it as a computer speaker.

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Can I use the Echo dot as a computer speaker?

you can use echo dot as a computer speaker but you have to do some stuff first. every computer connecting the echo dot has a slightly different method. As It’s a great way to listen to music while working at your desk.

To connect your Echo device to your computer you need to follow these simple steps.

  1. Open your Echo device’s settings. (On Pc’s web browser)
  2. Click the Linked Accounts button.
  3. Now go to Bluetooth settings. (on amazon computer’s web Browser)
  4. Select the Echo Bluetooth device you want to connect to PC.
  5. On windows open the Bluetooth setting.
  6. click on add another Bluetooth device.
  7. Now click on the pair.

you have successfully connected Amazon Echo as a computer speaker. now you can use Alexa to control your device. along with that, you can also follow this method to connect as many other devices you want, along with that you have the additional facility of Alexa command as well.

On the other hand, if you are a MAC book you need to follow these steps. To connect amazon Alexa Bluetooth devices.

Open your Echo device’s page. (On MAC web browser)

  1. log in to your Alexa account on MAC web browser.
  2. Now in amazon account details go to the setting of the Alexa app.
  3. Select the Echo Bluetooth devices you want to connect to the MAC.
  4. Click on the Bluetooth icon at the top of the right-hand side of your Mac.
  5. Turn on Bluetooth wireless option in the side menu bar.
  6. On your Mac now go to System Preferences and select Bluetooth.
  7. Now click the option that says “Discover new device”.
  8. Chose the Echo devices which you want to connect
  9. Now you simply need to press connect now button

Now in the list of devices on your MAC, you will see the name of the Echo connected to your system. Now you are done. You can pair the Echo with any other device you want.

Now you can say any command to your ]alexa enabled device like playing music, answering the phone, etc.

Can I use Echo as a speaker phone?

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You can use your echo device as a speaker phone, but you have to set up your echo device as a Bluetooth speaker. Echo will connect to your Bluetooth enabled device, and the device will act as if it were a Bluetooth smart speaker when connected.

how do I turn off the microphone on my echo device?

To turn off Alexa or echo device microphone, all your need is to follow these simple steps

  1. There is a microphone button on the Echo devices.
  2. press and hold this button for a few seconds.
  3. The microphone will be turned off.

To turn it on the back simply press the microphone button again there is another method to do this by simply saying “Alexa, turn off the microphone” to turn it back on you need to say “Alexa, can you hear me”. This how simple it was to this all cool stuff.

Turn On Your PC Using Alexa Bluetooth speaker

While you can’t power up a powered-down computer with an Amazon Echo, you can wake a sleeping or hibernating Windows PC. In order for this to work, you’ll need to set up a wake-on-LAN (WoL) Alexa skill.

To do this you can follow these simple steps

 1. Open the Alexa app and sign in.

2. In the left-hand menu, select Skills.

3. In the Skills section, find and select the Wake-on-LAN skill. 

Now you have successfully set up a new skill for your Alexa Echo for the list of available skills You can now use your Alexa enabled speaker to listen to and control skills such as TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify, and more.

When I like to use the Echo device as a speaker

I mostly like to use a PC as a main computer and subwoofers are connected to it and when I’m not using my PC. I’m on my laptop then I like to use my Alexa enabled Echo devices to listen to music and talk to friends and to interact with other Alexa enabled devices at my home.

Conclusion

the Echo Dot is a great device for any home or office. It can easily be used as an alarm clock, weather station, music player, and even as a computer speaker. The best thing about the Echo Dot is that it is very easy to use with alexa voice commands. All you need to do is go to your Web-based Alexa app, turn on Bluetooth on your PC/MAC then click on the “add a device” option, and then click Echo Dot which you want. The device will then show up on your app, and you can start using it right away.

Another great thing about the Echo Dot is that it is extremely easy to set up. The device comes with a wall plug that you can plug into a wall outlet.  built-in microphone and speaker that can be used to play music, ask questions, and control the device. You can also set up the device to work with smart home devices. I hope this article was useful to you. You have learned how to set up your Echo device.