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Alexa Tip: Using an Echo Device as a Fire TV Speaker

This is really just the result of a “because you can” Alexa tip, not that the results are spectacular. But, did you know you can use your Echo device to supply audio for your Fire TV?

I’m sure in certain situations, this might make sense – but normally the TV that the Fire TV is hooked to probably has the better, more optimum audio output. However, all you need to do is put both the Fire TV and Echo devices into Bluetooth pairing mode to find each other and sure enough, the Echo becomes a TV speaker.

To set this up, you have to

To put Fire TV and the Echo device in Bluetooth discovery mode:

  1. Select Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices > Other Bluetooth Devices from the Fire TV menu.
  2. Select Add Bluetooth Devices.
  3. Put the Echo device in pairing mode by saying… “Alexa, pair.
  4. Back on Fire TV, select the discovered Bluetooth accessory from the list to pair it to your Fire TV.

 

When you’re ready to disconnect the pairing, go back to the Fire TV menu (Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices > Other Bluetooth Devices), select the device you want to disconnect and confirm.

This feature might get better in the future should Amazon add the ability to pair to Alexa “groups” and allow simultaneous audio “casting” to multiple Echo speakers.



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