Pairing your OontZ speaker to the Amazon Echo Show

Amazon's Echo Show provides hands-free voice control for playing Amazon Music or Youtube audio on your OontZ speaker — just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Listen to any song with Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Echo Show also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn for playing on your OontZ speaker.


Before you begin:

  • Set your Amazon Echo Show and OontZ speaker at least three feet apart. When Amazon Echo Show is close to external speakers, it may be more difficult for Alexa to hear the wake word and other requests.
  • Turn your OontZ speaker on and turn the volume up.
  • Disconnect any other Bluetooth devices from Amazon Echo Show. Amazon Echo Show can only connect to one Bluetooth device at a given time.

To connect Amazon Echo Show to your OontZ speaker:

  1. Put your OontZ speaker into pairing mode
  2. With your Echo Show turned on, say "Alexa, Go to settings" 
  3. Tap "Bluetooth" on the Echo Show screen
  4. Tap on the name of your OontZ speaker that displays on the Echo Show to pair
  5. If the speaker does not automatically connect once paired then tap again on the name of your OontZ speaker that displays on the Echo Show

Tips:

  • To control audio volume when connected to an OontZ speaker, use your Amazon Echo Show (by voice or the volume buttons on top) and the volume controls on your OontZ speaker.
  • To connect to a previously paired device, say 'Connect.' Amazon Echo Show connects to the device that was last connected.
  • Amazon Echo Show continues to communicate to the speaker even when it is not playing audio.  The Show is keeping the speaker on and ready to play.  In order to conserve your speaker's battery charge, say "Alexa, disconnect my speaker" when you are done listening and the OontZ speaker will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.  

 


Troubleshooting

If you're having trouble trying to connect your Amazon Echo Show to your OontZ speaker:

  • Make sure to unpair other devices from the speaker.
  • Check that the battery for your OontZ speaker has a sufficient charge, plug your speaker into a charging source.
  • Check for interference. Move your OontZ speaker and Amazon Echo Show away from sources of interference, such as microwave ovens, baby monitors, and other wireless devices.
  • In the Alexa app, forget the Bluetooth speaker. Go to Settings > (Your Amazon Echo Dot Device Name) > Bluetooth in the app, and then select your Bluetooth speaker. Select Forget Device to unpair the speaker from Amazon Echo Dot.
  • Try to reconnect the OontZ speaker to Amazon Echo Show. Set the speaker to pairing mode, and then say, "Pair."

    Poor quality or skipping audio:

    • Make sure you have an adequate WiFi signal to your Amazon Echo Show. 

    Your OontZ speaker's battery charge becomes drained when connected to Amazon Echo Show despite not playing audio:

    • Amazon Echo Show continues to communicate to the speaker even when it is not playing audio.  The Show is keeping the speaker on and ready to play.  In order to conserve your speaker's battery charge, say "Alexa, disconnect my speaker" when you are done listening and the OontZ speaker will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.  

     

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