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Bluetooth for Alexa Gadgets Overview

Your gadget can connect to an Echo device using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Classic Bluetooth (BR/EDR). This topic lists the pages that you should read depending on which Bluetooth protocol you use.

Bluetooth Low Energy (Beta)

If you want your gadget to connect to Echo devices over BLE, see the following topics:

Classic Bluetooth

If you want your gadget to connect to Echo devices over Classic Bluetooth, see the following topics:

Echo devices and Bluetooth support

The following table lists the Echo devices that support gadgets, and which Bluetooth protocol(s) the Echo devices can use to communicate with a gadget.

Echo device Bluetooth support

Echo (1st and 2nd generation)

  • 1st generation – Classic BT only
  • 2nd generation – Classic BT only

Echo Dot (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation)

  • 1st generation – Classic BT only
  • 2nd generation – Classic BT only
  • 3rd generation (S/N prefixes G090XG, G0911M, G0911W, G09174, and G09175) – Classic BT only
  • 3rd generation (all other S/N prefixes) – Classic BT and BLE

Echo Dot with clock

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Flex

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Input

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Plus (1st and 2nd generation)

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Show (1st and 2nd generation)

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Show (5 and 8)

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Spot

Classic BT and BLE

Echo Studio

Classic BT and BLE