How to Connect AirPods to Alexa Easily? (with Troubleshooting Tips)

May 22, 2024 - Views: 251

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While using an Echo device to listen to music is wonderful, there are situations when you would like some privacy. You can get the privacy you want by connecting an Echo device to headphones like AirPods. 

But how to connect AirPods to Alexa? It is that easy!

Can you connect AirPods to Alexa?Can you connect AirPods to Alexa?

How to Connect AirPods to Alexa?

There are 2 methods to pair AirPods with Alexa, each of which requires certain similar variables. Read on to get the details:

Connect AirPods to Alexa using Voice Command

The easiest way is to activate your Alexa device and tell it to connect to XYZ, which is the name of your AirPods.

But don't forget to press the small button on your AirPods first. When you press the button, your AirPods will become active and will be discoverable by other nearby Bluetooth devices.

Alexa will immediately connect to your AirPods once it has found them, allowing you to give more orders through your AirPods.

Use Voice Commands to connect AirPods to Alexa

Use Voice Commands to connect AirPods to Alexa

Connect AirPods to Alexa via the Alexa App

Are you afraid about waking up your roommate or your cat? By utilizing the Alexa app on your phone, you may manually connect your AirPods to Alexa. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open your AirPods and press the button on the backside of the AirPods case to make it discoverable.

  • Step 2: Launch the Alexa app on your phone.

The Alexa app

The Alexa app

  • Step 3: Tap the "more" icon in the lower right corner of the screen to pair your device with your AirPods. Then, pick the device under the settings tab.

  • Step 4: Press and hold the "Bluetooth Devices" option. Select "Pair a new device" if Alexa hasn't been connected to your AirPods yet.

  • Step 5: Activate your AirPods' pairing mode.

  • Step 6: Once you tap the name of your AirPods on your phone, the pairing process will begin. Your AirPods will be operational as soon as they are connected.

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How to Connect Alexa with Other Bluetooth Devices?

We love our AirPods, but sometimes we want to play that hot new music for everyone to dance to on our Bluetooth speaker.

In these cases, you may pair Alexa with additional Bluetooth devices using a similar procedure to pairing it with AirPods. Note that you must disconnect your AirPods before pairing Alexa with any other device. 

Connect Alexa with Bluetooth speakers

Connect Alexa with Bluetooth speakers

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Alexa app's settings.

  • Step 2: Select Bluetooth and press the info button.

  • Step 3: Tap “disconnect” to disconnect your AirPods from Alexa.

The AirPods name may be removed from your phone by selecting "forget device," but we advise retaining it for simplicity in the future.

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How to Switch Between AirPods and Speaker on Alexa?

If you want your friends to hear the music you've been listening to through your headphones, just turn off the Bluetooth headset to switch the audio to the built-in speaker.

Here is how to do it:

  • Step 1: Swipe down from the echo show screen menu and tap settings

  • Step 2: Tap Bluetooth

  • Step 3: Tap on the speaker that you want to switch over to.

  • Step 4: Alexa will not disconnect from the device and will now pair with the new speaker.

Switch between AirPods and speaker on Alexa

Switch between AirPods and speaker on Alexa

Why My AirPods Won't Connect To Alexa?

One or both of the AirPods may not have enough power if they can't establish a connection with Alexa. To avoid that, verify that your AirPods are fully charged and that your Echo device is connected to a power source. 

It shouldn't take long because AirPods have a large battery capacity and charge rapidly. However, be sure they are charging appropriately. 

Why aren’t my AirPods able to connect to Alexa?

Why aren’t my AirPods able to connect to Alexa?

If they continue to cause you problems, ensure that they are still paired with Alexa by Bluetooth and that your Echo device has Bluetooth enabled. Depending on whatever Echo device you are using, this process will vary. 

For instance, the pairing procedure for the Echo Show and the Amazon Echo differs, with the Echo Show's method being more user-friendly.

If the problems persist, delete the device information registered with the app as well as the data stored on the smartphone. Restart all the processes and connect again.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I connect my earbuds to Alexa?

Simply turn on your headphones and connect them to your mobile device using the Bluetooth function. 

Open the Amazon Alexa app. Tap the menu in the upper left corner, tap Add Device, and select the model number of your headphones. Now, tap Pair to start the connecting process.

Is Alexa compatible with Apple products?
The Alexa app is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems.
Does Apple Music work with Alexa devices?
Alexa may be asked to play certain artists, albums, genres, or songs from Apple Music. You can also play playlists from Apple Music's editors or playlists in your iCloud Music Library.

Conclusion

When used in tandem, AirPods and Alexa provide the best of both worlds—removing tangled cords and improving our daily lives. Keep in mind that the key is to fully comprehend and employ your gadgets.

We hope that this tutorial has helped you understand how to connect AirPods to Alexa. Now go ahead and use your AirPods to discover the wonderful features Alexa has to offer!

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    Gracelyn Douglas

    Great content

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    1. Barcodelive

      Thanks

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  2. Eleanor Howard

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    This is a really amazing and helpful content

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      Happy to help

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  3. Antoxa

    Antoxa

    can audio play through airpods and echo (alexa speaker) at the same time?

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    1. Barcodelive

      It will depend on your phone. Technically it is possible but normally not supported.
      Bluetooth audio is transmitted over dedicated channels, so the phone would need the capability to establish 2 of these and send on them simultaneously. Technically a phone could do this, e.g. It could have 2 Bluetooth radios even.
      What phones often support is keeping a connection to 2 devices but only using 1 at the time for music. For example you can connect to the speaker and play music but when you receive a call it can still alert the airpods, and you can answer the call from your airpods and the audio would transfer to those.

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      1. Barcodelive

        Thanks for sharing.

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