Your life will definitely become much easier using Alexa – Amazon’s virtual assistant.
Connecting an Alexa-enabled speaker like Amazon Echo to your PC allows you to play music, set reminders, get the latest news, control smart home devices, and so much more.
But did you know you can connect Alexa speakers to a PC without Bluetooth connectivity hassle?
Here are 7 steps to use Alexa as a speaker for a PC with no Bluetooth:
- Go to Alexa’s website and sign in.
- Go to settings and set up a new device.
- Select your device and re-enter your credentials.
- Hold the dot button on Alexa until an orange light appears.
- Connect the speaker to the PC’s WiFi network.
- Finish Your PC setup.
- Select your WiFi network and wait for it to come online.
Keep reading to learn how to set up your Alexa-enabled speakers as a PC speaker and connect it with no Bluetooth pairing.
We’ll walk you through the steps to help you connect your Alexa speaker to any computer OS, whether it’s Windows or Mac.
How To Turn Alexa Into a PC Speaker
Most of the time, your Alexa smart speaker automatically connects through WiFi the first time you boot it.
But if it’s unable to do so or you want to pair it without Bluetooth for whatever reason, follow the directions below.
1. Go to Alexa’s Website and Sign In
To pair your Alexa smart speaker with your computer without Bluetooth, you should first set up your account on Alexa’s website.
Open an updated browser on your PC and go to alexa.amazon.com.
You can easily sign in with your email address and password if you’ve got an Amazon account.
If you have a mobile account, you can enter your phone number as the username. Then click on the ‘Sign in’ button.
If you haven’t already opened an Amazon account, click on the button that says ‘Create a new Amazon account.’
The next page will ask you to enter an email address and create a password. After that, click on ‘Create your Amazon account.’
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2. Go to Settings and Set Up a New Device
On the left sidebar, look for the settings section and click on it.
After you open the ‘Settings’ menu page, you’ll see an option saying ‘Set up a new device.’
The option is the first one under the ‘Devices’ panel. Click on it to guide you through the compatible devices.
3. Select Your Device and Re-Enter Your Credentials
You’ll see a list of your devices by name.
If you have several compatible devices, this list can be long. You may need to scroll down to see the name of your PC.
Once you see your device, follow these steps.
- Click on the ‘Continue’ button to go to the next page. Here, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your account again to proceed with setting up your device.
- Provide your username (email address) and the password you created on the new Amazon Alexa login page.
- Click on the ‘login’ button.
- Click on the ‘Continue’ box to proceed on the next page that appears.
4. Hold the Dot Button on Alexa Until an Orange Light Appears
On the next page, the on-screen instructions that appear will guide you through the process.
- Plug your Alexa speaker into an electrical outlet.
- Hold the button with a dot for 6 to 10 seconds until the blue light turns orange. At this moment, Alexa will say: “Now in setup mode.”
- Follow the instructions in your Alexa app.
- Click on the ‘Continue’ button on the web page.
5. Connect the Speaker to the PC’s WiFi Network
On computers with the Windows 10 operating system, there’s a network icon in the bottom-right corner of your PC screen.
You can open the WiFi network by clicking on it.
Then select the WiFi network that appears with the format ‘Amazon-XXX’ – the Xs here are a combination of numbers and letters.
You might not see this network right away, so wait a few seconds for it to appear on your screen.
On the Mac OS computers, the WiFi network button is on the top-right corner of the screen.
6. Finish Your PC Setup
At this point, Alexa will tell you that your PC is connected. Now, return to the Alexa app.
A message will appear on the web page saying to continue the setup process for the speaker while scanning WiFi networks around you.
Click on the ‘Continue’ box.
7. Select Your WiFi Network and Wait for It To Come Online
On the next page that appears, select your desired WiFi network to connect your Alexa speaker to your PC through it.
Connecting to the WiFi network may fail a few times, so try again until it’s successful.
The web page will show a message saying it’s getting your Alexa speaker prepared.
A progress bar will appear indicating your device is connecting to the internet, which may take a few minutes.
You’ll know the setup process is complete when Alexa says, ‘This device is ready.’ The orange light on the speaker also vanishes.
Once your Alexa speaker connects to the internet, a message will appear on the web page. It’ll ask you to tap ‘Continue’ and customize your Alexa.
It’ll also inform you to use the ‘Alexa’ word for waking your speaker, so it’ll respond to your voice commands.
For example, you can ask: “Alexa, how’s the weather?”
Note: If you want your Alexa speaker to always connect to your WiFi, ensure you’ve checked the ‘Connect Automatically’ box on your selected WiFi network.
Alexa Speakers’ Features
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant, and just like Siri or Google Assistant, it turns audio cues and commands into actions.
Amazon’s smart speakers equipped with Alexa, such as Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot, can perform more than just playing audio.
Regular speakers usually pair with other devices via Bluetooth technology and only play audio or music.
But Alexa speakers usually pair via a WiFi network or Hotspot – yet they offer Bluetooth connectivity, too.
When you pair your Alexa speaker to a PC, you can play music and audio.
But you can also interact with your smart speaker through its voice control platform.
That means you can access a song or artist simply by saying it out loud.
A cool option is to play karaoke using your Alexa. You can ask Alexa to play sing along videos of your favorite songs from YouTube.
Or, you can have it play the music from Amazon Music and show the lyrics on your screen.
You can also control other smart devices, ask questions, make to-do lists, make phone calls, or connect to other speakers at home.
What’s more, you can access music stream services like Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
Why Use Alexa Speaker as a PC Speaker
PCs and laptops come with internal speakers that have pretty decent sound quality.
However, their volume may not be enough – especially for playing music.
Besides, using internal speakers with high-volume sound can damage them in the long run.
Using a smart Alexa speaker isn’t only power- and space-saving idea. It also prevents piles of wire on your desk.
This is despite the incredible variety of external speakers in the market.
Besides, using Alexa as your PC’s speaker allows you to control the PC by voice commands.
It’s a satisfying experience that gets you hooked on voice control technologies.