It’s easier than you might think!
If the speakers on your TV are a little wimpy, no need to splurge on a sound bar.
Just connect your Echo to your TV with a few taps, and your sound quality will get a nice (and free!) boost 🙂
Do This Now: Connect your Echo and TV
Follow these simple steps to connect over Bluetooth:
- Turn on your TV and receiver and go to “Settings”
- Turn on Bluetooth settings
- Say “Alexa, connect” to start Echo looking for a Bluetooth connection
- They should connect and you’ll get TV sound through your Echo speaker
Have a Fire TV? Follow these steps instead:
If you have a Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube or 3rd gen Fire TV, we recommend following the below steps to maximize your home theater set-up:
- In the Alexa app, tap “Devices” in the bottom right corner
- Tap the plus sign on the top right of the screen
- Tap “Set Up Audio System”
- Tap “Home Theater”
- Select the Fire TV device you want to use, then tap “Next”
- Select the Echo you want to connect
- Pick a name for your audio system, then add it to a group
5 pro tips to set up your new home theater
Pro Tip #1: Make sure your Echo is near your TV
It needs to be close enough to establish a Bluetooth connection.
Pro Tip #2: Different TVs may have slightly different set-ups
On some TVs, you might have to wait for your Echo to show up under your TV’s bluetooth settings and select it.
Pro Tip #3: Almost all Echos will work
Your Echo speaker just needs to have bluetooth.
Pro Tip #4: You can mix your Echo in with other speakers
If you have a sound bar or other home theater speakers, you can add your Echo as an additional sound source to boost your sound.
Pro Tip #5: It works best with the Fire TV products
Some people report a small lag when pairing the Echo directly with the TV.
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