How to Connect AirPods to Alexa

AirPods aren’t just for iPhones. Connect AirPods to Alexa, and listen to your favorite music and podcasts in no time.

Though AirPods work the best with Apple devices, you are not limited to them. Through the power of Bluetooth, you can now connect AirPods to Alexa and order commands through any part of the house, even while lounging on your couch.

The process is as simple as asking Alexa about the President. However, if you are still stuck, and cannot connect your AirPods to Alexa. You have come to the right place.

In this article, I will take you through two easy methods you can use to connect AirPods to Alexa. The methods are simple and easy to follow, and your job will be done in no time.

How to Connect AirPods to Alexa – Automatically

This is one of the simplest ways you can connect AirPods to Alexa.

All you have to do is take the AirPods out of its case. Press the button at the back of the case.

This will activate your AirPods and put it on pairing mode. 

Now command Alexa to connect to your Airpods. For example, if you have named your AirPods as ABC, command Alexa to connect to ABC. 

Alexa will then discover your AirPods and then connect with it. You can now use all functions using your AirPods.

How To Connect AirPods to Alexa – Manually

In case you aren’t able to command Alexa to connect to your Airpods or it isn’t responding to your commands, you can also manually connect Airpods to Alexa.

Here’s what you have to do:

Step 1 – The first step is simple, all you have to do is take AirPods out of their case and press the button at its back to make it discoverable.

Step 2 – Next, open the “Alexa App” on your device and follow the steps mentioned below:

  • At the bottom right corner of your screen tap on the “more” icon, and go to settings.
  • A new menu will appear on your screen, from the available options, click on “device settings.”
  • A new screen will appear on your device, select the device you want to connect with your AirPods. For example, if you want to connect Airpods to Echo Dot, then locate Echo Dot among the list of devices and select it.

Step 3 – Next, click on the “Bluetooth devices” option.

If you haven’t paired the AirPods previously  with Alexa, click on “Pair a new device.”

At this step, make sure your AirPods are in pairing mode.

A list of available devices will appear on your screen, from the list locate your AirPods and click on them.

Wait a few seconds and Alexa will be connected to AirPods.

Once paired successfully your airpods will be ready to use.

Why aren’t AirPods connecting to Alexa?

If your AirPods aren’t connecting to Alexa, we have some tried and tested means you can use in order to troubleshoot the issue.

Airpods and Alexa aren’t close enough

While connecting AirPods to Alexa, always make sure there is a foot or less distance between the devices.

If they are too far apart, the devices won’t be able to find each other via Bluetooth and hence no connection will be possible.

AirPods aren’t charged

Though not always the case, a low battery can hinder AirPods from connecting with other devices.

Make sure you have fully charged your AirPods before connecting them to Alexa.

If the status light of your Airpods is green this means they are fully charged, amber light indicates that the Airpods are less than fully charged. If there is no light, this means your AirPods are dead.

Reset your AirPods

Resetting the AirPods is the most effective way to fix any settings and firmware issues that might be hindering them from connecting to Alexa.


That brings us to the end of the article. I hope now you are aware of the two methods you can use to connect AirPods to Alexa. 

If you still have any doubts or want to share your thoughts on the article, you can do that in the comment section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my earbuds on Alexa?

If you have connected your earbuds to Alexa, just say “Alexa find my bud” and you will hear the last known location of the missing bud.

What earbuds can connect to Alexa?

The following earbuds can easily connect to Alexa: 
Jabra. Elite 85H.
Amazon. Echo Buds (2nd Gen)
Bose. 700.
Sony. WH-1000XM4.
Sony. WH-1000XM5. 
Sony. WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds. 
Bose. QuietComfort 35 II.

Can you connect Airpod Pros to Echo Dot?

Yes, you should be able to pair your AirPods to the Echo Dot, please ensure the AirPods are set to pairing mode and are disconnected from your phone before you proceed.

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