Picture of a WonderBoom UE Bluetooth speaker with an Alexa Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation.

How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa

This post demonstrates how to pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa speakers. These directions include all Bluetooth (BT) compatible Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers. And, since this pairing occurs right between the UE Wonderboom and smart speakers, you need not turn BT on in the mobile device you’re using to create this pairing.





How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa 

With your UE Wonderboom speaker powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your Alexa. We’re using an iPad Air tablet to set up this BT connection.

1. Find the Alexa app on your Mobile Device

We found the Alexa app on this iPad Air as seen in the next picture. In our scenario, the app is on the third home screen page, 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 Amazon Alexa App

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

Picture of the Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.

3. Tap the Hamburger Control to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa

Find the hamburger item in the top left corner of the screen, pointed at by the blue arrow in the last screenshot.

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

Picture of the app, showing its main menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.
The app showing its main menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.

4. Tap the Settings Option on the App’s Main Menu

We point at the  Settings  item with the green arrow in the last screenshot.





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

Picture of the -Settings- screen, with the -Device Settings- option highlighted.
The -Settings- screen, with the -Device Settings- option highlighted.

5, Tap the  Device Settings  Option

This brings up the  All Devices   screen, where all of your connected Amazon Alexa enabled devices appear in a list, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -All Devices- page, with an Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker in the list highlighted.
The -All Devices- page, with an Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker in the list highlighted.

6. Tap the Echo Device you Wish to Pair to your UE Wonderboom Speaker

For this demo, we chose the  Thomas’s Echo Dot 3rd Gen  Alexa speaker, although pairing works similarly with all the other Bluetooth enabled Alexa speaker models.

Anyway, touching the speaker listed that you wish to pair then takes you to the device-specific settings screen for that particular Echo, as seen in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the -Device Settings- screen for the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted.
The -Device Settings- screen for the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted.

7. Tap the  Bluetooth Devices  Item 

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

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

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.  How to pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa.
The -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.

At this point, your Alexa app is ready to begin a BT scan by your chosen Echo Amazon speaker. We selected our Alexa Dot 3 in the last step. So, that Dot will be the one that looks for BT devices when we press the   Pair a New Device   button.

BUT WAIT A MINUTE!  Don’t press that button just yet.  We must turn on the Wonderboom UE speaker first, and then make sure the UE Wonderboom is in Bluetooth pairing mode.  But if your UE is already powered ON and ready to pair, then skip the next step, and move on to step 9 below.





8. Turn On your UE Wonderboom Speaker

Put down your mobile device for a second, and turn on this BT speaker by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this button circled in the next picture.

Picture of the UE Wonderboom speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.
UE Wonderboom speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.

The UE Wonderboom then powers up.

But since our Alexa speaker has never paired with this UE Wonderboom prior, it has no connection information for it in its previously paired Bluetooth devices list.  Thus the UE speaker will not yet pair with this Dot automatically.

Picture of the speaker with power ON, top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.
The speaker with its power ON, top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.

9. Put your BT Speaker into Pairing Mode to Continue with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa

Now, to allow an Alexa smart speaker to find the Wonderboom UE, place your UE into Bluetooth pairing mode. Specifically, press and hold in the the Bluetooth button on the speaker for around two seconds.  Find this button shown circled in green,  next picture.

Picture of the speaker, top view, with a circle around its -Bluetooth- button.
Top view of the speaker, with a circle around its -Bluetooth- button.

When you depress the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, after two seconds, the UE Wonderboom makes a rising sound twice. Release the button at this time.  Also, the   Bluetooth  button starts quickly flashing white. See this in the last picture above, which depicts the   Bluetooth   button flashing white, indicating that discovery mode is in effect.

10. Now Go Back to your Mobile Device and the Alexa App

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

Screenshot of the Alexa app, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.
The Alexa app showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.

11. Touch the  Pair a New Device  Button

This starts your Alexa speaker scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices that are in BT discovery mode themselves. Since your UE Wonderboom is now in Bluetooth discovery mode, the Alexa Dot should find it if in range.  Our UE Wonderboom was indeed close enough for our Dot to pick up.

Thus, after a short time, you should get something like the screen we got. Shown next.

Screenshot of the app, displaying its -Bluetooth Setup- page, showing list of BT devices found during scan, with a UE Wonderboom speaker highlighted.
The-Bluetooth Setup- page, showing list of BT devices found during scan, with a UE Wonderboom speaker highlighted.

In our demo, the Alexa app, through our 3rd generation Dot, found our UE speaker, named   WONDERBOOM.

12. Find your UE Wonderboom in the Discovered Devices List

See the screenshot above. Our scan discovered two Bluetooth devices. It found the Wonderboom UE speaker as well as our Roku media player.





So, we easily found our UE Wonderboom in this list, as pointed out by the blue arrow in the last picture.

13. Finally, Pair your Alexa with your UE Wonderboom

Pair with the UE Wonderboom by touching that speaker entry on the  Bluetooth Setup  screen, shown in the last screenshot earlier.

The Alexa speaker then pairs with the Wonderboom UE speaker.

Shortly afterwards, the Alexa App’s  Bluetooth Settings  screen then appears something like the following.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Devices- page, with a UE Wonderboom BT speaker paired.
The -Bluetooth Devices- page, with a UE Wonderboom BT speaker paired.

Also, the UE Wonderboom plays the   Speaker Paired   ker-plunk sound. Note that the Bluetooth symbol to the left of the listed speaker item appears in the last screenshot, as pointed at by the blue arrow.  This shows you which memorized speaker in the Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list is currently paired to your Alexa speaker.

The UE Wonderboom    Bluetooth   button now glows solid white, meaning that successful pairing has happened, as shown next.

Picture of the UE Wonderboom BT speaker, top view, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.
UE Wonderboom BT speaker, top view, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.

After several seconds, this BT light goes OFF.

14. Done with How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa !

We have now successfully paired our UE Wonderboom  with our Alexa Dot 3 speaker. Thus, we may now ask Alexa to play music on this Dot, and she’ll stream it to the UE Wonderboom. Thus, that music will play on the very “big sounding” UE Wonderboom portable speaker instead of the Alexa. We might want to do this because the UE Wonderboom offers a louder, fuller sound than your smaller Alexa speakers.  Plus, it’s in stereo too!  So pairing these devices has definite sound advantages.

Happy listening.

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References for How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa

  1. UE Wonderboom BT Speaker Product Page  at UltimateEars.com
  2. Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – New and improved smart speaker with Alexa Product Page on Amazon.com

Revisions List

  • 2020-07-14: Optimized the text.
  • 2020-04-13: Added more tags.
  • 2019-05-16: Tweaked the targeting for ‘How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa’ and added tags.
  • 2019-02-13: First posted.
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