(Pocket-lint) – One of the advantages of having multiple Amazon echos is the ability to use a multi-room setup and play music in multiple rooms simultaneously. However, you may also find that you want to create a pair of Echos, splitting the stereo sound between the left and right speaker.
The good news is that you can do just that. After this tutorial, you can set up two Echo speakers as a stereo pair, and play as one system with the left and right channels split between the two speakers.
what do you need?
- Two identical Echo compatible speakers
- Amazon Alexa app
First, you will need two compatible Echoes of the same model. We used the latest 5th generation Echo Dot models launched in 2022, one with the clock and the other without.
This process works for other models as well. This includes the following:
It should be noted that you do not necessarily have to use identical speakers, but for sound balance it is best to use two of the same type. So you could technically pair your 5th generation Echo Dot with a 4th generation model if you wanted to.
We’ll also assume that you set it up with the Alexa app, and that you have the app installed. If not, make sure you set up your Echo speakers by following the instructions that came with them, and regardless of whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone, make sure you have the Alexa app installed.
One helpful tip for this tutorial: Remember the speaker names or rename them to something you can remember easily so you know which two devices you really want to pair and don’t accidentally pair them.
Once you have what you need and both speakers are online and set up, open the Alexa app, click the Devices tab and find one of the speakers you want to create a stereo pairing with. You’ll either find them under the “Echo” tab, or you’ll find them in the room where you collected them.
Now tap on this Echo speaker and on the next screen tap on the settings gear in the corner of the screen to access the speaker settings. Now follow the process:
- Find and select “Stereo Pair/Subwoofer”
- Choose the two speakers you want to pair, tap “Next”
- Choose the left earphone and the right earphone, click “Next”
- Create a name for your pair, and hit save
Another little tip: left or right depends on how you listen to them. If they are under the TV facing you, the left and right should reflect your image. If they are on both sides of your bed, facing the same as yours, they should match your left and right sides.
Once you’ve set the left and right sides and assigned a name to the pair, you hit save and that’s it. You are ready to use them as a stereo pair.
Now when you ask either of these two speakers to play music, they will automatically play as a stereo pair. This means if you use the voice command to get his attention, only one of them will wake up, and it also means if you tap to pause or play, or adjust the volume with the buttons at the top, he will. Both, as a pair.
Written by Cam Bunton.
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