How to use Alexa as a Bluetooth Speaker without Wifi – Complete Guide

Have you seen any science-fiction movies, such as IronMan? If yes, there is a chance you were also amazed by the idea of Jarvis, the AI system which helps Iron Man to complete his day-to-day tasks. Well, the best part was the Idea of Amazon Alexa; this has definitely given you the best vibe. 

Amazon Alexa: A Brief Introduction

Amazon Alexa, the name which became popular after its release in 2014, when it was introduced along with Amazon Echo, was somewhere similar to Jarvis. 

This small speaker and the AI that comes along with it can sync all the smart devices in your home and can make it fully automated. But did you know that Alexa’s real name was Inova? Well, this amazing software was actually designed and developed by a Polish guy named Lukasz Osowski.

The objective of this software is to assist children with sight and speech disabilities via its text-to-speech technology.

But as we all know, today’s Alexa can perform a whole lot of tasks rather than just translations & to make the most out of Alexa: all you need is the Internet. Internet helps Echo and Alexa to communicate with each other, and then you get to see how magically it works. 

Does Amazon Echo work without the Internet? 

A frequently asked question is: Does Amazon Echo work without the Internet? What happens if there is no internet? Does Amazon Echo serve no purpose without the Internet? These questions can trouble your mind after your purchase but there is a catch with Amazon Echo.

If, in any case, your Wi-Fi is not working, you will not be able to use all the services that are powered by Alexa. However, the catch is that even without its AI soul, Echo can work as a decent speaker, and you can connect your mobile device using your Bluetooth for hassle-free music entertainment. How? Just follow the below steps: 

  • Firstly, ensure your device is within Echo’s Bluetooth range; otherwise, both devices will not be able to search each other for connection.
  • Make sure you have an Alexa application installed on your smartphone.
  • Next, Sign in to the application using your amazon account.
  •  After successful login open “Menu,” and you’ll see an option “More” – Tap that.
  • Click “Add Device” to put your echo speaker in search mode.
  • From the devices list, you have to pick your Alexa Echo speaker.
  • Once it’s connected, you will see an orange light blinking on your device.

And Voila! you have successfully paired your Amazon Echo with your smartphone.

How to Pair Amazon Echo without the Alexa application? 

What if you don’t have the Alexa application on your smartphone? Now what? Well, worry not! We have a solution for this.

Just turn on the Bluetooth on your mobile and command Alexa to pair, and it will reply, “Searching .”Once done searching, Alexa will send a request on your device to pair, or even you can choose Echo on your smartphone’s Bluetooth window, and you’ll be connected in just a few seconds.

What Tasks Can You Perform with Alexa once you’re connected? 

Now the next question is: what kind of tasks can you perform once connected with your speaker? The answer is simple: you can use the Echo as a speaker. So whether it is music on your device or a youtube video, you can play whatever you like, and Echo can play it with ease.

You can also perform the following tasks: 

  1. Set alarms and reminders
  2. Make phone calls and send text messages
  3. Play music and podcasts
  4. Control smart home devices such as lights, thermostats, and security cameras
  5. Provide weather and news updates
  6. Order products from Amazon
  7. Set timers and countdowns

However, there’s one thing to remember: do not take your smartphone far from your Echo as it will disturb the connectivity and the music will lag, and surely no one enjoys that kind of music.

Bottom Line

After reading this blog post, I hope you can successfully use your Alexa Echo Bluetooth speaker with ease. But remember, Echo will work as a speaker as long as you are connected, so if you do not want to use that speaker, kindly disconnect it so someone in your home can use it.

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