How to Pair Your Amazon Echo Buds to Multiple Devices
The newest addition to the world of Bluetooth wireless earbuds is Amazon’s Echo Buds. They come as a highly anticipated rival to Apple’s AirPods and have a microphone through which you can order Alexa. You can ask the AI assistant to play an audiobook, a song, or turn the volume up.
The Echo Buds also allow you to use your smartphone’s default assistant, be it Siri or Google Assistant. All you have to do is press and hold one of your earbuds. There is a lot you can do when you have Alexa in your ear. But, how does it all work, and can you pair Echo Buds with multiple devices?
Pairing Your Echo Buds
If you rely solely on the Bluetooth connection, your Echo Buds can connect to any device that supports it. To do that, all you have to do is:
- Turn on Bluetooth on your phone, computer, or any other device.
- Open the Echo Buds case, then press and hold the button on the case for 3 seconds. A blue light will start blinking, indicating that the Echo Buds are about to pair with another device.
- Put the Echo Buds in your ears.
- Go back to your computer or other device and pair your Echo Buds using Bluetooth settings.
Note. You have to place your Echo Buds inside the case for the pairing to be successful.
You can pair your Echo Buds to multiple devices, but you can only use it with one device at a time. If they’re connected to multiple devices, you should turn off the Bluetooth feature on the devices you don’t intend to use them with.
Echo Buds and Alexa
As mentioned, Echo Buds will work perfectly with any device that supports Bluetooth 5.0 connection, but to use Amazon’s Alexa, you have to pair it through a wireless connection using the Alexa app.
You can find it on both Google Play and the Apple Store and download it to any supporting device. Pairing your Echo Buds with Alexa is straightforward and pretty similar to the Bluetooth connection process. All you have to do is:
- Turn on Bluetooth on your phone or another device.
- Open the Alexa app on your device.
- Open the Echo Buds case lid and press and hold the button on the bottom for 3 seconds. That will activate pairing mode.
- Make sure that the blue light is flashing and place the Echo Buds in your ears.
- In the Alexa app, tap “Devices,” which is in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Proceed to select the Plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then select “Add Device.”
- Select the “Amazon Echo” and then select “Echo Buds.”
- Follow the rest of the instructions on the screen to finish the setup.
In case you’re using an iPhone, keep in mind that it might take some extra time for your new Echo Buds to show up on the discovery screen. So, don’t panic and give them a little time.
Alexa on the Go
You know how, when you’re outside, you keep taking your phone out of the pocket or your purse? Well, Echo Buds save you from that compulsive action. You can now take Alexa with you and talk to it directly.
You can make a call without dialing the number manually. You can also get directions when you find yourself lost. Or if you realize you’re short on cash, just ask Alexa where the nearest ATM is and proceed in that direction.
The Echo Buds also come with Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology, which is an incredibly useful and practical feature when you need to isolate your thoughts from the rest of the world.
But, if you want to be aware of what’s going on around you without taking the earbuds out, you can activate Passthrough Mode. You can double-tap your Echo Buds to alternate between the two settings.
If You Have Bluetooth Connection Issues
In case you encounter some Bluetooth connectivity issues, don’t worry, most are solvable with a few simple steps. For the most part, all you need to do is close the Alexa app and put your earbuds back in the case for about 30 seconds. Some of the other things you can try are:
- Make sure your device is charged and that the Bluetooth connection is on.
- Restart the Alexa app.
- Restart your phone.
- Go to Echo Buds device settings in the Alexa app and unpair the device. Then proceed to pair it again.
- If all else fails, you can always do a Factory reset of your device and go through the setup process once more.
Echo Buds Are Multi-Compatible
Since you only have one pair of ears, it makes sense that you can only pair the Echo Buds to one device at a time. They are compatible with both Android and Apple devices and can work with both Siri and Google Assistant. However, they work best with Alexa.
Setting them up with your devices isn’t difficult, and you can always troubleshoot the issues in a few easy steps. So, if you want to go for a jog and you don’t feel like taking your phone out of the pocket to change the song, ask Alexa for help.
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