Ceiling Speaker Systems Compatible With Amazon Echo
What Is Amazon Echo?
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo responds.
What Music Can I Play With Echo?
Having an Amazon Echo connected to your system will allow you to play Spotify, TuneIN Radio and many more services just by asking Alexa. You can continue control from your smart phone or tablet. Having an Alexa also means you can easily stream from a smart device to the Echo directly from your device allowing you to play music from various apps.
Connection Differences & Limitations
To get the most from your system there are a few things you really need to watch out for.
1) If the bluetooth receiver has a PIN code then the Amazon Echo will not connect to it wirelessly, it will need to be plugged in via a cable.
2) Most amplifiers will need to be turned on manually before you can use your Echo. Some will also need to be set to "line in". Having to turn on a system manually kind of defeats the object in our opinion.
3) Most bluetooth amplifiers will need the bluetooth to be connected before use (once paired you just say "Alexa, Connect To Speaker" and it will reconnect to the last system it was connected to).
Whilst the Amazon Echo can be used with any system that features a line input, or has a non-PIN protected bluetooth connection there is a stand out system for use with the Echo.
OUR MOST RECCOMENDED SYSTEM - Lithe Audio Bluetooth Speakers. Why? Simple. If you plug the Echo into the back of the speakers RCA inputs then the Echo will always be live. You can walk into the room at any point and ask Alexa to play music, which will happen instantly with no buttons to press or pairing to be done.
We also highly reccomend the Keene KLABXB for a bluetooth always-on connection (simply wake it up by saying "Alexa, Connect"). Ideal for use with any type of speakers you can imagine, any make of ceiling speaker, bookshelf speaker or even outdoor speakers!
Click below to see all of our Amazon Echo compatible devices seperated by connection type.