Picture of the JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker alongside an Alexa Echo Dot 3rd generation model.

How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa Speakers

This post demonstrates how to pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa speakers. Since this pairing happens between the Go JBL and the Echo Dot devices directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing.

How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa  Speakers

With your JBL Go 2 powered off (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your Amazon Echo and Echo Dot models. We’re using an iPad Air tablet to create this pairing via the Alexa app.

1. Find the Alexa app on your Mobile Device

We found the Alexa app on our iPad Air as shown in the next shot. In this exercise, the app is on the third  Home   screen page, pointed at by the blue arrow.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. iOS 11 home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

2. Run the Alexa App

The app 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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

3. Tap the Hamburger Control

Find the hamburger item in the top left corner of the screen. This is 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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

4. Tap the  Settings   Option on the Main Menu

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

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

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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

5. Tap the  Device Settings   Option

Touching   Device Settings   brings up the  All Devices   page, 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.
Alexa App on iOS, displaying its -All Devices- page, with an Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker in the list highlighted. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

From here, choose which Echo device you wish to pair with your JBL Go 2 speaker.

6. Tap the Echo Dot Device you Wish to Pair

This takes you to the device-specific settings screen for the Echo speaker you chose.

In this demo, we’re pairing from our  Thomas’s Echo Dot 3rd Gen   speaker to our Go.

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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

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.

At this point, you’re ready to start a Bluetooth scan by your Echo Dot speaker for the Go 2. You’ve selected this Dot in the last step. So, that Dot will be the one that scans for BT devices.

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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

But don’t press the   Pair a New Device   button just yet. We must first power up the Go 2 and put it into  Discovery   mode.

8. Turn On your Wonderboom UE

Put aside your mobile device for a moment, and turn on the JBL Go 2 by quickly pressing its   Power   button. See this circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button circled.
JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button circled.

The speaker then boots up.

But since our Echo Dot does not know about this speaker, the Go will not pair with it without your help the first time.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.
JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

9. Put your JBL Go Two into BT Discovery Mode

Now, to allow the Echo Dot to find your Go 2, place it into Bluetooth discovery mode. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture, as circled in green.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 wireless speaker, top view, showing its Bluetooth Pairing button circled.
JBL Go 2 wireless speaker, top view, showing its Bluetooth Pairing button circled. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

When you press the  Bluetooth Discovery Mode  button, the speaker makes a twice repeating group of eight guitar notes. Also, the status lamp on the front changes from slow to fast flashing white.

10. 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 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. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

11. Tap the  Pair a New Device   Button

This starts your Echo Dot scanning for any nearby Bluetooth devices that are themselves in BT discovery mode. Your Go 2 is now in Bluetooth discovery mode. So your Dot should find it.

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

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, its -Bluetooth Setup- screen, showing a JBL Go 2 BT speaker found and highlighted, but not paired.
Alexa app on iOS, its -Bluetooth Setup- screen, showing a JBL Go 2 BT speaker found and highlighted, but not paired. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

In our demo, the Alexa app found our Go 2 speaker, named   JBL GO 2.  pointed out by the  blue   arrow in the last screenshot.

12. Find your JBL Go 2 on the Discovered Devices List

See the screenshot above. Our scan found two devices. It found the JBL Go 2 as well as our Roku player. So, we located our speaker in the list.

13. Finally, Pair your Echo Dot with your JBL Go 2 Portable Speaker

Pair to the Go 2 JBL by tapping the listed speaker on the  Bluetooth Setup   screen, shown in the last screenshot above.

The Echo Dot then pairs with the Go 2.

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

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Devices- screen, showing a -JBL Go 2- speaker paired and highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Bluetooth Devices- screen, showing a -JBL Go 2- speaker paired and highlighted. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

Also, the JBL Go 2 makes the Speaker Paired sound (the three ascending guitar notes). Note furthermore, that the Bluetooth symbol to the left of the listed speaker item turns blue when pairing is established, as shown in the last screenshot.

The JBL Go 2 is now paired with your Echo Dot. It’s status light glows solid white.  This means successful pairing established, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.
JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo.

14. Done!

We have now successfully paired our JBL Go 2 portable speaker with our Amazon Echo Dot device. We can now ask Alexa to play music on this Dot, and those tunes will come out of this little Go speaker. Be sure though, to speak to the Echo when making requests, and not the Go 2.  Even though the Go is now paired with the Echo, the Echo is still the speaker that  receives voice commands through its internal far field microphones.

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Revision History

  • 2019-05-16: Tuned the targeting for ‘How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo’, and added tags.
  • 2019-02-13: First published.