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Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV

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Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:01:31 am »
I want to use the Echo as a Bluetooth speaker for my TV. The only audio out on my TV is digital audio (Toslink). There is one Chinese company making a device which purports to convert the digital audio to analog and allow for a Bluetooth connection. It's marketed under different names but link is here: http://www.telme2.com/webshop/index.php?id_product=8&controller=product      Another option would be to buy a separate digital audio to analog converter, then connect that to separate bluetooth transmitter. I'm concerned about the reliability of the linked device, and I'd like to avoid too many conversions/devices/cables. I'm also not entirely sure the linked device would pair with the Echo, although it seems like it should. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Better solution? All help appreciated.

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Re: Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 08:28:06 pm »
I think that's just a bad idea. The Echo isn't all that great as a speaker in the first place. It's probably only marginally better than most TV speakers, but not by much. Why not just get a good quality sound bar for your TV?
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 09:12:23 pm by jwlv »

Re: Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 03:41:08 pm »
Wouldn't it be cool if Echo interfaced with Sonos.  That would save me the trauma of having to scroll through my iPhone SONOS app to pick a song.   :P

Re: Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 01:55:48 pm »
I don't care so much if the sound is good or bad.  I find it entertaining to find ways to hook stuff together.

I have a couple of these
Bluetooth Stereo Gateway DC800 Bluetooth Adapter for Home Stereo
   A bit more money but high quality.

   and several versions of devices like this:
Bluetooth Transmitter, TaoTronics Portable Wireless Stereo Music Transmitter for 3.5mm Audio Devices

You can find it all on Amazon.  BestBuy also has them but usually they are online only.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/aluratek-bluetooth-audio-transmitter-white/4236915.p?id=1219711483005&skuId=4236915

Look for something that you can power with a USB plug.  Ones for cars with a 12V round plug won't help in the living room.  Battery power is also less useful.
Cheers

 

Re: Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 10:03:21 pm »
I bought a bluetooth transmitter off amazon. Model H-366T. Without being able to tell it to pair with the echo, I could not use it. Or at least figure out how.

Re: Echo as Bluetooth speaker for TV
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 02:53:20 am »
Well, I just bought from Amazon a Bluetooth device, it works great, and was delivered just 24 hours after placing my order,  It is a:

Mpow Streambot 2-In-1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Switchable Transmitter and Receiver
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P20TFWM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Easy setup, and now I can easily stream my iPod to Echo!  Echo never sounded better

Using BT of my laptop, I also can stream music, playlists etc from my home network NAS server to Echo and other BT devices.