How to pair an Echo Sub to an Amazon Echo speaker

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You’ve decided to up your streaming audio game by picking up the Echo Sub to pair with your current Echo speakers. It’s a great pickup, with 100 watts of power to accentuate the deepest lows of your favorite music. Now the only thing left to do is to set up the Sub within your current setup. Let’s go through how to do that now!

Products used in this guide

  • Amazon: Amazon Echo Sub ($130)
  • Amazon: Amazon Echo ($100)
  • Google Play Store: Alexa App (Free)

How to pair the Echo Sub to an Echo speaker

Open the Alexa App on your phone.
Tap the menu button on the upper left corner of your screen.

Tap Add Device.

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Tap the Amazon Echo icon.
Tap Echo Sub.

On the Select your Amazon Echo screen, select your Echo Sub. It will be named Echo Sub-XXX

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Tap the Wi-Fi network your other Echo devices are connected to.
Once your Echo Sub is connected to your Wi-Fi, tap Continue to begin pairing your Echo Sub to your Echo speaker.

Watch the Echo Sub set up video. After the video is finished, tap Continue twice.

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Tap the Echo speaker or stereo configuration you wish to pair your Echo Sub to and tap Next in the upper right of your screen.
Let your Echo Sub pair to your speakers.

Your Echo Sub is now successfully paired with your Echo speaker(s)!

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Once finished, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite songs while feeling the deep bass from your Echo Sub. It’s the perfect compliment to your Echo speaker set up, or even a pair of Echos for 2.1 stereo streaming audio.

Our top equipment picks

Main Eventer

Amazon Echo

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$100 at Amazon

The classic smart speaker with a clean look.

Having one speaker is nice, but two or three is twice (thrice?) as nice, with the ability to group more than one speaker for multi-room audio.

At $100, the Amazon Echo is an solid option for families looking to ease into the smart speaker space. Being able to pair two for a stereo set up allows for 2.1 stereo sound when put into a stereo/sub pair with the Echo Sub, giving you high quality streaming audio with home assistant capabilities.

Additional equipment

Amazon Echo Sub

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$130 at Amazon

Pairing the Echo Sub with your Amazon Echo speakers will bring out the crisp lows in a lot of your favorite songs.

Setting up the Echo Sub will need the Amazon Alexa application:

Amazon Alexa App

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Free at Google Play

The nerve center of the Alexa ecosystem, the Alexa App is vital software for connecting all of your Echo devices together.

You can also pair the Echo Sub with a pair of Amazon Echo Dots as an alternative:

Amazon Echo Dot

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$50 at Amazon

A cheaper alternative to the Amazon Echo, the Echo Dot’s speaker upgrade makes it a viable speaker and home assistant for anyone on a budget.