The Echo Dot is perfect for playing music or listening to other types of audio. It can be used as a Bluetooth speaker or connected to a larger speaker via an aux cord to play songs with better sound quality. With that said, you may be wondering whether you can use the Echo Dot as a computer speaker, and if so how.
Below, we’ll cover all the steps to connecting your Echo Dot to your computer so you can start listening to audio from videos, games, and more through your device.
Depending on the computer you own, connecting the Echo Dot as a speaker may have slightly different steps.
To connect the Echo Dot as a speaker to a Windows computer or laptop, follow these steps:
The two devices should find each other and sync. Whenever the two devices are in range, they should be able to automatically find each other and connect. If not, you might need to give Alexa a voice command so it will connect to the computer. (Make sure to call your device whatever you have it named in your settings.)
If you have a Mac computer or laptop, the steps for connecting your Echo Dot to your device will be slightly different:
Your Mac should take just a few moments to connect to the Echo Dot. An instruction page might pop up and prompt you to answer a few questions. Your devices will automatically connect once you’ve finished navigating the instruction pages.
Your Echo Dot can be used as a speaker with several devices, including computers, as long as they are connected with Bluetooth. In other words, the device you want to connect to using the Echo Dot has to be Bluetooth-compatible for it to work.
Keep in mind that the Echo Dot cannot be used as a speaker with an aux cord because it does not have an aux output feature. Therefore, when it comes to getting connected with your computer, you can only connect via Bluetooth.
There are a few reasons why your Echo Dot might not be able to connect to your computer or establish a firm Bluetooth connection. If you’re Echo Dot cannot be found by the computer, follow these steps:
If you’re experiencing other connection problems, follow these tips:
Your Echo Dot can be used as a computer speaker by connecting the two devices with Bluetooth. Go to your computer’s Settings page, select Bluetooth, then find your device and select Connect. Follow the on-screen instructions, and you’re all set!
Of course, if you experience any issues getting connected, try out the troubleshooting tips mentioned above.