How to connect JBL Bluetooth Speaker to Echo dot? (Bluetooth & AUX)

There are a few reasons why you might want to connect JBL speakers to your Amazon Echo Dot. For one, you can get better sound quality from JBL than from the Echo Dot’s built-in speaker. Additionally, you can use JBL speakers to create a multi-room audio system with your Echo Dots.

There are two ways to connect JBL to Echo Dot. The first way is by Bluetooth and the second way is by Auxiliary (AUX) Jack. No matter if you have 1st, 2nd, 3rd or the latest 4th Gen of Echo Dot, this method will work for all Amazon Alexa Echo Dot.

Method 1: Connect JBL Speaker to Alexa Echo dot Via Bluetooth

All JBL speakers that have Bluetooth technology can be connected to the Echo Dot. To name a few,

  • JBL Flip 5
  • Flip 4
  • JBL Flip 6
  • JBL Pulse 5
  • Charge 4
  • JBL Clip 3
  • BoomBox 3
  • JBL Xtreme 3

To pair the JBL Bluetooth speaker with Echo Dot:

  • Make sure that both devices are turned on.
  • Next, hold down the Bluetooth button on the JBL speaker for about two seconds until you see the blue light start flashing. (It indicates that the speaker is in discovery mode.)
  • On the Alexa app on your smartphone, go to Menu > Settings > Devices and select your Echo Dot.
  • Under Bluetooth devices, tap on the JBL speaker and then tap Pair.
  • When the devices are paired, they will be connected and you will see the word “Connected” under the JBL speaker in the Alexa app.
  • You can now play music from the JBL speaker by saying “Alexa, play music from JBL.”

Method 2: Connect JBL Speaker to Alexa Echo Dot Via AUX cable

This method is pretty straightforward as all you would have to do is connect the AUX cable from the JBL speaker to the Echo Dot. To do this:

  1. Make sure that both devices are turned on.
  2. Next, find the AUX input jack on the JBL speaker and plug in the AUX cable.
  3. Plug the other end into the AUX port on your Echo Dot.
  4. That’s it, You’ll then be able to play music from the JBL speaker by using voice commands or the Alexa app.

Final Words

Whether you’re using Bluetooth or the AUX jack to connect the JBL speaker to the Echo Dot, both methods are fairly easy to do. Once the devices are paired, you can enjoy listening to your favorite music on a higher-quality speaker.

FAQs: Pairing Echo Dot and JBL Bluetooth speaker

Can you play music on Echo Dot and Bluetooth speaker at the same time?

You can only play music from one device at a time on Echo Dot. You cannot play music on the Echo Dot and the Bluetooth speaker at the same time. However, you can certainly put multiple JBL speakers in a group within Alexa and play music on all of them simultaneously.

Can Alexa hear me through a Bluetooth speaker?

Yes, Alexa can hear you through a Bluetooth speaker as long as the Echo Dot is within range of the Bluetooth speaker.

Does the JBL speaker work with Echo dot?

Yes, the JBL speaker works with an Echo dot. You can either connect them by Bluetooth or AUX. Most people typically use the AUX connection as it is a more stable connection. However, with Bluetooth 5.0, the connection has become much more stable.

How to connect 2 JBL speakers to Echo Dot?

To connect two JBL speakers to Echo Dot, you will need to first connect the speakers together via the connect button. Once they are connected, you would then pair the primary speaker to the Echo Dot as you would normally.

Once the speaker is paired, the secondary speaker will automatically connect to the Echo Dot. You can then play music from either one of the speakers by saying “Alexa, play music from JBL.”

JBL speaker won’t connect to Alexa?

If the JBL speaker won’t connect to Alexa, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure that both devices are turned on.
  • Check to see if the AUX cable is plugged in properly.
  • If you’re using Bluetooth, make sure that your Echo Dot is within range of the Bluetooth speaker.
  • Restart both devices.
  • If that fails, you would have to reset both devices.

How Do I Reset My Echo Dot?

To reset your Echo Dot (3rd and 4th Gen(, hold the action button down for about 20 seconds until you see the light start flashing. It will take a few minutes to reset and wipe out all the saved data in between.

On your 1st and 2nd Gen Echo Dot, press the Volume Down and Mic Buttons simultaneously to reset the device.