How to connect Alexa to a stereo receiver in a few easy steps

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Connect Alexa to stereo receiver

You’re obviously looking for a quick way to connect Alexa to a stereo receiver. If you’ve invested in a nice stereo system already, be sure that it’s easier than ever to ask Alexa to play music.

The idea is that Amazon’s Alexa voice control system already offers a wide range of voice commands on its Amazon Echo systems. Wired and wireless are both great options to go for when you want to immediately connect Alexa to your stereo receiver.

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Moreover, the possibilities of voice control seem endless these days. So, that’s even better if integrated voice control was on the initial checklist for your stereo receiver.

From using Bluetooth to voice control, here we’ll tell you everything you need to know for successfully establishing the connection. Just keep on reading the lines below.

How can I connect Alexa to a stereo receiver?

1. Connect Alexa to your stereo receiver via Bluetooth

Connect Alexa to stereo receiver via Bluetooth

Assuming that your current sound system supports Bluetooth or has a line-in connection, let us assure you that integrating the voice assistant works like a breeze.

An Amazon Alexa system (e.g. Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, or Echo Spot) is though required. Each of these Amazon devices has Bluetooth and an analogue sound output as active interfaces to the existing systems.

Therefore, waste no more time and pair an Amazon device with your own sound system in the Alexa app. Enter into Settings > Bluetooth and remember that both systems must be in pairing mode.

Alexa will immediately answer with a voice message, proving the successful coupling to your stereo receiver.


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2. Stream music by using an AUX cable

Use aux cable

How to stream music over a system that is not even equipped with Bluetooth? Just use your smartphone and connect Alexa to your stereo receiver with an AUX cable (3.5 mm).

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3. Use voice control to establish the connection

Harmony Hub-based remotes

Another simple way to connect your stereo receiver to Alexa is by using voice control. Unfortunately, there’s an unpleasant limitation you need to take into consideration from the very start.

There’s no chance to switch the system on or off, just as you cannot control video by only using your receiver. Voice control is limited to music playback. That’s rather disappointing with this list of commands expanding so rapidly.

If music playback isn’t enough for you, give a try to Harmony’s Hub-based remotes. Bottom line, these are compatible with Alexa and give you that touch of extra functionality you want to enjoy.

One remote is all it takes to control your home entertainment system and all home automation devices. Feel free to choose between:


Looking for some voice-controlled home automation software? Take a look at this handy list.


No matter what you’re thinking of, you’re clearly attempting to make Alexa a part of your daily life. Now that there are so many ways of interaction, you might find yourself talking to Amazon’s voice assistant more often.

Besides giving voice commands such as Alexa, show me the weekend forecast, connecting Alexa to your stereo receiver is just another natural step to take in this process.

If you have any other questions about the procedures detailed above, remember that you can get into contact with us. Just leave a comment in the section below and we’ll get back to you.

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