This post demonstrates pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Alexa Dot speakers include the generation 1 and generation 2 Dot versions. Since this pairing happens between the Clip 3 and the Echo Dot devices, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot Speakers, How To
With your JBL Clip 3 powered off (status lamp under the carabiner is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your Amazon Echo Dot. We’re using an iPad Air tablet to create this pairing.
1. Find the Alexa app on your Mobile Device
We found the Alexa app on our iOS iPad Air as shown in the next screenshot. In our case, the app is on the third Home screen page. It’s pointed at by the blue arrow.
2. Run the Alexa App
The app displays its Home screen as shown in the next screenshot.
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.
4. Tap the Settings Option on the Main Menu
The Settings option is pointed at by the blue arrow in the last screenshot.
This brings up the Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot. From here, choose which Echo device you wish to pair with your JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker.
5. Tap the Echo Dot Device you Wish to Pair to your Bluetooth Speaker
This takes you to the device-specific settings screen for the Echo speaker you chose.
In this demo, we’re pairing from our Bedroom Dot Echo Dot speaker to our Clip 3 speaker.
6. Tap the Bluetooth Item
Find the Bluetooth option pointed at by the blue 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. You’ve selected this Dot in the last step. So, that Dot 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 JBL Clip 3 speaker and put it into Bluetooth discovery mode.
7. Turn On your JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker
Put down your mobile device for a bit, and turn on the JBL Clip 3 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed out by the green arrow, in the next picture.
The Clip 3 then powers up.
But since our Echo Dot does not know about this speaker, the Clip 3 will not pair with it without your help the first time. Thus, the status lamp that lights on the top of the speaker signifies this not-paired state by slowly flashing white, as pointed out in next photo.
8. Put your JBL 3 Speaker into Bluetooth Discovery Mode
Now, to allow the Echo Dot to find your JBL Clip 3, place the Clip into Bluetooth discovery mode. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.
When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes from a slow flashing white glow to rapid flashing white. See this next.
9. 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.
10. Tap the Pair a New Device Button
This starts your Echo Dot scanning for any nearby Bluetooth devices that are themselves in Bluetooth discovery mode. Your Clip 3 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.
In our demo, the Alexa app found our JBL Clip 3 speaker, named JBL Clip 3.
11. Find your JBL Clip 3 on the Discovered Devices List
See the screenshot above. Our scan found two devices. It found the JBL Clip 3 as well as our Roku player. So, we located our Clip 3 speaker in the list, as pointed at by the blue arrow in that picture.
12. Finally, Pair your Echo Dot with your JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker
Pair to the JBL Clip 3 by tapping the listed speaker in the Bluetooth Setup screen, shown in the last screenshot above.
The Echo Dot then pairs with the Clip 3 speaker. The Alexa App’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.
Also, the JBL Clip 3 makes the Speaker Paired sound (the three ascending guitar notes). Note that the Bluetooth symbol to the left of the listed speaker item turns blue in the last screenshot.
The speaker is now paired with your Echo Dot. It’s status light glows solid white. This means successful pairing established, as shown next.
We have now successfully paired our JBL Clip 3 splashproof speaker with our Amazon Echo Dot speaker device. We can now ask Alexa to play music on this Dot, and those tunes will play on the excellent sounding Clip. Just be sure to speak to the Dot when issuing commands, and not the Clip 3. Even though the Clip 3 is now paired with the Echo Dot, the Dot still receives voice commands through its internal far field microphones.
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- How to Pair your Amazon Echo Dot with a Bluetooth Speaker, from CNet
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- 2018-06-05: First published.