Echo Buttons are simple Bluetooth devices that connect to your Echo devices. Once you pair a button with an Amazon Echo, you can use it with routines, games, and other skills. They give an physical extension to your Echo to enable additional capability where your voice may not be the best option.

You can pair each Echo device in your home with up to four Echo Buttons, which is useful if you play any trivia-style games on the Echo. But you can do a lot more with it than that. Everything about the Buttons is simple, from using them (just press the button!) to getting the devices paired to your Echo. And the box includes everything you need, even batteries.  Once you have the batteries installed, pairing is a simple affair.

Paring a Button the Simple Way

Amazon made paring incredibly easy. Insert batteries (which Amazon helpfully includes) into the Echo Buttons and ask any Echo to “set up my echo buttons.” Keep in mind that you will be connecting the button to that particular echo, so you’ll want to choose one that is in range of where you plan to use the button. Alexa will automatically detect the button and pair. Just follow the prompts.
If for some reason this doesn’t work, you can place the Echo Button back into pairing mode.

First press and hold the button until it turns orange (about five to ten seconds).

Then use the voice command again.

Pairing a Button Manually

If you want, you can use the Amazon App to pair the Echo Button instead of using your voice.

First, open the Alexa App and tap the hamburger button in the upper right corner.

Tap the “Settings” option.

Tap “Device Settings.”

Choose the Echo device to which you want to pair the button and then tap “Bluetooth Devices.”

Tap the “Pair A New Device” button.

Press and hold the Echo Button until the light turns orange. When pairing is complete, the Echo Button will turn Blue.

You can then repeat the process for any other buttons you want to add. Once paired, you can connect the Echo button to skills, games, and routines.

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