Top view picture of the Alexa Echo Studio speaker, showing the -Volume DOWN- button being pressed.

How to Use Echo Studio as Bluetooth Speaker

This piece demonstrates how to use an Echo Studio Alexa speaker as a Bluetooth speaker, which allows you to play music from your phone or tablet or any other Bluetooth source device, through the great sounding Echo Studio.





How to Use Echo Studio as Bluetooth Speaker

We assume here that your speaker is up and running, is connected to Alexa via your Amazon account, and that you have the Alexa app running on a smart phone or tablet that is connected to the same network as your Echo Studio.  If not, get all that set up, and then come back and follow the routine below to set up the Echo Studio as a Bluetooth speaker.

1. Run the Alexa App

Find the Alexa app on your mobile device, as we did on the iPad Air device, as shown in the next picture.

Screenshot of the iOS home screen, showing the Alexa app Icon highlighted. How to Use Echo Studio as Bluetooth Speaker.
iOS home screen, showing the Alexa app Icon highlighted.

Tap the Alexa app icon to run it. You should see the app’s Home page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Home page of the Alexa app, showing the -Devices- button highlighted.
Home page of the Alexa app, showing the -Devices- button highlighted.

 

2. Tap the Devices Button 

Find this called out by the green arrow in the last picture.

Hitting the Devices control brings up the Devices page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Devices- page, with the -All Devices- button highlighted.
The Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Devices- page, with the -All Devices- button highlighted.

3. Tap the All Devices Button

Touching the All Devices button brings up the   page, that lists all the Alexa devices currently configured on your Amazon account, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -All Devices- page, with a listed -Echo Studio- speaker highlighted.
The Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -All Devices- page, with a listed -Echo Studio- speaker highlighted.

4. Find and Touch the Echo Studio Speaker to Use

Locate your Echo Studio in the All Devices list shown on this page.  Then, tap it.

This brings up the Device Settings page for the Echo Studio you selected, as shown next. In this demo, we’re working with the Tom’s Echo Studio speaker.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Device Settings- page for an Echo Studio speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- item highlighted.
The Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Device Settings- page for an Echo Studio speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- item highlighted.




5. Tap the Bluetooth Devices Item to Continue with How to Use Echo Studio as Bluetooth Speaker

Then, on the Device Settings page, touch the Bluetooth Devices item.  Find this just below the Audio Settings item, as pointed out by the green arrow in the last picture.

This brings up the Bluetooth Settings page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app for iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted.
Alexa app for iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button bar highlighted.

6. Tap the Pair a New Device Bar

Find this light blue colored bar near the bottom of the page, as pointed out by the green arrow in the last picture above.

Then, you should see the Setup page come up, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Pair Bluetooth device with your Echo Studio- page. How to Use Echo Studio as Bluetooth Speaker.
The Alexa app on iPadOS, displaying the -Pair Bluetooth device with your Echo Studio- page.

Now when this screen appears, then the Echo Studio is now in Bluetooth pairing mode.  So you can now find it on your phone or tablet or other source Bluetooth device.  In this demo, we’re going to connect it to an iPad Air tablet.

7. Go to your Tablet’s / Phone’s Home Screen

On our tablet, we go to the Home screen by pressing and releasing the Home button. This minimizes the Alexa app, and brings up the Home page, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

8. Bring up the Bluetooth Settings Page on your Mobile Device 

Your device may be laid out differently.  But in this demo we found the Settings app on page two of the Home screen and tapped that.  That took us to the Settings page, where we then found Bluetooth item on the left side of that page, and then tapped that.  The result was the Bluetooth Settings page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing an Echo Studio speaker discovered.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing an Echo Studio speaker discovered.

Note that our Echo Studio was discovered as Echo Studio-2RK.

9. Tap on the Discovered Speaker to Pair with It 

Tapping on the discovered and listed Echo Studio then creates a Bluetooth connection with it, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing an Echo Studio speaker as connected.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing an Echo Studio speaker as connected.

The speaker then announces that you’ve now connected to it.

And finally, you can now play audio on your mobile device, and you’ll now hear it through the Alexa Echo Studio, which is now acting as a full-fledged Bluetooth speaker.  Enjoy !





10. Done with How to Use Echo Studio as a Bluetooth Speaker

To disconnect your mobile device from the Echo Studio, simply turn Bluetooth OFF on that device, or forget the Studio there.

Also note that even when the Echo Studio is acting as a Bluetooth Speaker, it still responds to Alexa commands.  So you can also disconnect it from your Bluetooth device by saying, “Alexa, disconnect.”

Other Posts About the Echo Studio Hi-Fi Smart Speaker

  1. How to Connect Echo Studio to WiFi Network
  2. Alexa Echo Studio Setup Instructions
  3. How to Reset Alexa Echo Studio, Hard Factory Reset
  4. Echo Studio Buttons Guide, Meanings Functions Codes

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References 

  1. Echo Studio Alexa Official Product Page at Amazon.com

Revision History

  • 2020-09-09: First posted.
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