Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, showing the logo side.

How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Echo

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth extra bass speaker to a typical Alexa device. We will do this with the Echo Input device.  But the same you could also do with an Echo Dot, Spot, or any other Alexa device that supports Bluetooth pairing.  Since this Bluetooth connecting happens between the speaker and Alexa directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this link.





How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa

Start with your Sony speaker powered off.  Then run through this routine to connect the XB10 to the Alexa device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet to set up this linkage.

1. Find the Alexa app on your Mobile Device

We found the app on an iPadOS iPad Air as shown in the next screenshot. In our case, the Alexa app is on the third home screen page. It’s pointed at by the blue arrow.

Screenshot of the iOS home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.
iOS home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.

2. Run the Alexa App

The app displays its Home screen as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS Home page, with the -More- Item highlighted. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa.
The Alexa app on iPadOS Home screen, with the -More- Item highlighted.

3. Tap the More (Hamburger) Control 

Find the hamburger item in the lower right corner of the screen. This is pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot.

This brings up the Alexa app’s main menu, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the app's main menu, with the -Settings- item highlighted.
The app’s main menu, with the -Settings- item highlighted.




4. Tap the Settings Option on the Main Menu to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa

The Settings option is pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot.

This brings up the Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot.

From here, choose which Alexa device you wish to connect to your Sony XB10 speaker.  The green arrow in the next picture points at our choice,  the Thomas’s Echo Input device.

Screenshot of the -All Devices- page, with an Echo Input highlighted.
The -All Devices- page, with an Echo Input highlighted.

5. Tap the Alexa Device you Want to Connect to the XB10

This takes you to the device-specific settings screen for the Alexa device you picked.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Device Settings- page for the Echo Input, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 Sto Alexa.
The Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Device Settings- page for the Echo Input, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted.

6. Tap the Bluetooth Devices Item

Find the Bluetooth Devices menu item pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot.

This brings up the Bluetooth Devices screen, as shown next.

At this point, you’re ready to start a Bluetooth scan by the Alexa unit you just chose for this connection. In our demo here, our Echo Input will be the one that scans for Bluetooth devices.

But don’t press the Pair a New Device button just yet. We must first power up the Bluetooth speaker and put it into discovery mode.

Screenshot of the -Select Previously Paired Device- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted.
The -Select Previously Paired Device- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted.

7. Turn On your Speaker to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa

Put down your mobile device for a moment, and turn on your BT speaker.  Then, we turn the SRS XB10 on by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up.

But since our Alexa device does not know about this speaker yet, she will not connect with the XB10 automatically. Thus, the Power / Bluetooth Status light shows as slow or fast blinking white after you power up this speaker.





8. Put your SRS XB10 Sony into Discovery Mode

Now, to allow Alexa to find your XB10, place that speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode by pressing and holding in the Power button, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

When you press the Power button, the Sony XB10  makes a two-tone beep sound to let you know that it’s ready to pair. It’s Power lamp also flashes to signal that pairing mode is active.

9. Now, Go Back to your Mobile Device 

The screen with the blue Pair a New Device button should still be showing, as in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Alexa App on iPadOS displaying its -Select Previously Paired Device- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa.
Alexa App on iPadOS displaying its -Select Previously Paired Device- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted.

10. Tap the Blue Pair a New Device Button to Continue with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa

This starts your Alexa device scanning for any nearby Bluetooth devices that are themselves in discovery mode. Since our Sony SRS XB10 speaker is now in discovery mode, the Input should find it.

After a short pause, you should see something like the screen we got. Shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying its -Pair Bluetooth Device with Echo Input- page, with the Sony SRS XB10 speaker discovered and highlighted.
Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying its -Pair Bluetooth Device with Echo Input- page, with the Sony SRS XB10 speaker discovered and highlighted.

In our demo, the Alexa app found our BT speaker, named  SRS XB10.

11. Find your Bluetooth Speaker on the Discovered Devices List

We located our Sony BT speaker in the list, as pointed at by the green arrow in that picture.





12. Finally, Connect your Alexa Device with your XB10 

Connect to the BT speaker by tapping the listed speaker in the Bluetooth Setup screen, shown in the last screenshot above.

Alexa then connects with the speaker, as seen in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Select a Previously Paired Device- page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as paired, with the -Cancel- bar highlighted.
Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Select a Previously Paired Device- page, showing the Sony SRS XB10 speaker as paired, with the -Cancel- bar highlighted.

13. Tap the Cancel Link

To get back to the Device Settings screen, touch the Cancel link.  Find it circled in the last picture.

The app then takes you back to the Device Settings page for the Alexa device you just paired, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Device Settings- page for an Echo Input, showing 1 paired and connected device highlighted. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa.
The -Device Settings- page for an Echo Input, showing 1 paired and connected device highlighted.

Also, our speaker makes a Speaker Paired sound.

14. Done with How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa !

We have now successfully connected our BT speaker with an Alexa. So we can now ask Alexa to play music or any other audio content through this Sony speaker.

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References for How to Connect the Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Devices

  1. Amazon Alexa Echo Described at Wikipedia.org
  2. Where to Buy Sony SRS XB 10 Speaker
  3. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2021-09-03: Revised the tags and internal links lists.
  • 2020-08-19: First published.
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