Picture of an Amazon Echo Dot 2 talking speaker with a JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot Speakers, How To




This post demonstrates pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Echo 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 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.

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.

2. Run the Alexa App

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

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Home- screen, with the hamburger control highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Home- screen, with the hamburger control highlighted.

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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its control menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its control menu, with the -Settings- option highlighted.




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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Settings- screen, with our -Bedroom Dot- speaker highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Settings- screen, with our -Bedroom Dot- speaker highlighted.

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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Settings- screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Bluetooth- option highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Settings- screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Bluetooth- option highlighted.

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.




Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Bluetooth Settings screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Pair A New Device- button highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Bluetooth Settings screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Pair A New Device- button highlighted.

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 circled in green, in the next picture.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.

The speaker 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 shown next.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing shite and highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing shite and highlighted.

8. Put your JBL Speaker into Bluetooth Discovery Mode

Now, to allow the Echo Dot to find your JBL Clip 3 speaker, 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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.

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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.

 



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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Screenshot of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Bluetooth Settings screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Pair A New Device- button highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its Bluetooth Settings screen. This is for our -Bedroom Dot- speaker, with the -Pair A New Device- button highlighted.

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.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Setup- screen. Showing the -JBL Clip 3- speaker that the app discovered, highlighted.
Amazon Alexa App on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Setup- screen. Showing the -JBL Clip 3- speaker that the app discovered, highlighted.

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 tappng 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.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Devices- screen, with the -JBL Clip 3- speaker, paired and highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app on iOS, showing its -Bluetooth Devices- screen, with the -JBL Clip 3- speaker, paired and highlighted.

 

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.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing white and highlighted.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing white and highlighted.

13. Done!

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.

Enjoy!




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Revision History

  • 2018-06-05: First published.