Yesterday, I tried to use my Amazon Echo Plus as bluetooth speaker on my media center Running Ubuntu 20.04.
I paired the Echo Plus using Alexa app on my phone following these steps:
- Open Alexa app on your phone and go to
Echo & Alexa.
- Choose your Echo Plus from list and then the gear icon on top left.
Bluetooth Devicesand then
Pair new device. Now the Echo Plus is in Pairing Mode.
- On Ubuntu, discover devices with Bluetooth and then pair
Following these steps, paired was successful but I couldn’t send any audio to Echo Plus.
Why? Because the Echo was recognized as microphone instead of a speaker.
The only workaround I found at the moment to avoid this, is to pair the Echo Plus while you’re playing some audio on your Ubuntu machine.
I just unpaired the devices, then started a YouTube video on my Ubuntu machine and then repeated the steps above. A that point I’ve been able to send audio to my Echo Plus.