Picture of a JBL Xtreme speaker with an Alexa Echo Dot 3 smart speaker.

JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Xtreme Alexa pairing instructions. They work for pairing the JBL Xtreme with Bluetooth enabled Echo smart speakers. And, since this pairing happens directly between the Xtreme and Alexa, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to perform this pairing.





JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Xtreme powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your Alexa Echo. We’re using an iPad Air tablet to make this Bluetooth connection.

1. Find the Alexa app on your Mobile Device

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

Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted. JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing.
iOS home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.

2. Run the Alexa App

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

Picture of the Amazon 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

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 Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its main menu, with the Settings option highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its main menu, with the Settings option highlighted.

4. Tap the Settings Option on the App’s Main Menu to Continue with JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing

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 picture.

Picture of the Alexa App on iOS, showing its Settings screen, with the Device Settings option highlighted.
Alexa App on iOS, showing its Settings screen, with the Device Settings option highlighted.




5, Tap the Device Settings Item

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

Screenshot of the Alexa App on iOS, displaying its -All Devices- page, with an Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker in the list highlighted. JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing.
Alexa App on iOS, displaying its -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 JBL Xtreme Bluetooth 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 listed speaker you wish to pair then takes you to the device-specific settings screen for that particular Alexa device, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Device Settings- screen for the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Device Settings- screen for the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa speaker, with the -Bluetooth Devices- option highlighted.

7. Tap the  Bluetooth Devices  Item to Continue with JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing

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 Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.

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

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

8. Turn On your Xtreme JBL Speaker

Put down your mobile device for a moment, and turn on the JBL Xtreme by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.
JBL Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.

 

The Xtreme then powers up.

But since our Alexa Dot 3 has never paired with this Xtreme before, it has no connection information for it in its previously paired Bluetooth devices list.  Thus the Xtreme will not yet pair with this Dot by iteslf. So, the light that comes on in the Power switch tells us of this not-paired condition by glowing either solid white or flashing blue, similar to as seen next.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and in pairing mode, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.
JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and in pairing mode, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.

Note that your JBL Xtreme may blink blue instead of a steady white, especially if you’ve never paired it with a mobile device since its last hard reset. For that case, skip the next step (Step 9) and pick up with Step 10.  But for this demo, ours glows solid white, since we have paired the Xtreme with devices since its last factory reset.

9. Put your Xtreme JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to allow an Alexa Echo smart speaker to find the JBL Xtreme, place your Xtreme into pairing mode. That is, press and release the Bluetooth button on the JBL Xtreme, as shown in the next picture pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted. JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing.
JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this in the last picture above, which shows the Power button glowing blue after we pressed the Bluetooth button.





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 on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- page, with the -Pair a New Device- button highlighted.

11. Tap the Pair a New Device Button to Continue with JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing

This starts your Alexa smart speaker scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices that are in Bluetooth discovery mode themselves. Since your JBL Xtreme is now in Bluetooth discovery mode, the Dot should find it if close enough in range.  Our Xtreme was indeed close enough to be received by our Gen 3 Dot.

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

Picture of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Settings- screen, with the JBL Xtreme speaker found and highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Settings- screen, with the JBL Xtreme speaker found and highlighted.

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

12. Find your JBL Xtreme in the Discovered Devices List

See the screenshot above. Our search discovered two Bluetooth devices. It found the JBL Xtreme speaker as well as our Roku media streamer.

So, we located our Xtreme speaker in the list, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

13. Finally, Pair your Alexa with your JBL Xtreme

Pair with the JBL Xtreme by tapping that speaker entry on the  Bluetooth Setup  screen, shown in the last screenshot above.

The Alexa device then pairs with the JBL speaker.

Shortly then, the Alexa App’s  Bluetooth Settings screen changes to look something like the following.

Picture of the Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- screen, with the now-paired JBL Xtreme speaker highlighted. JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing.
Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Settings- screen, with the now-paired JBL Xtreme speaker highlighted.

Also, the JBL Xtreme plays the Speaker Paired sound (the three escalating guitar notes). Note that the Bluetooth symbol to the left of the listed speaker item appears in the last screenshot, as pointed at by the green arrow.  This shows you which memorized speaker in the Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list is currently connected to your Alexa speaker.

The Xtreme  Power  button now glows solid blue to mean that successful pairing has happened, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and paired, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.
JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and paired, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.

14. Done with these JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing Instructions !

We have now successfully paired our Xtreme with our Alexa speaker. Thus, we may ask Alexa to play music on this Dot, and then stream it to the Xtreme. Thus, that music will play on the very full sounding Xtreme JBL wireless portable speaker instead of the Alexa. The Xtreme has a fuller, louder sound than your run-of-the-mill Alexa speakers.  So pairing these devices has definite sound pluses.  So enjoy!





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References for JBL Xtreme Alexa Pairing

  1. JBL Xtreme Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page on JBL.com
  2. Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – New and improved smart speaker with Alexa Product Page on Amazon.com 

Changes History

  • 2020-04-20: Added tags.
  • 2019-03-26: First released.
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