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Echo Dot - Music true Jack and Alexa from internal speaker?

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Echo Dot - Music true Jack and Alexa from internal speaker?
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:29:36 am »
Hi,

This is Roy from the netherlands, sorry for my bad engl.
So i thinking of buying the Echo dot and connect it to my home HiFi stereo installation with je Jack cable.
The thing is... I want to play music true the HiFi set but if i want to ask something i want the Echo Dot to respond.
For example.. If i ask for the wheater i dont want to turn on my HiFi set to hear the answer, but if i want to play music.. i want to hear it to my HiFi set.

Is that possible?
Thank you

Roy

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Re: Echo Dot - Music true Jack and Alexa from internal speaker?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 07:43:55 am »
No, I don't think you can have both at the same time  :-\
Plugging a jack disables Echo's internal speaker.
See this thread for similar question.
2 Echo (1st gen/3rd gen) - 4 Echo Dots (2nd gen/3rd gen) - 1 Echo Show 5 - 1 Google Home Mini | in France

Re: Echo Dot - Music true Jack and Alexa from internal speaker?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 08:14:50 am »
For control of Hifi devices separate from Alexa’s speaker, you will need something that can integrate with Alexa but send Infared signals to your hifi, like your remotes.  I use Harmony Hub for this purpose, it works well as a bridge between Alexa and many other devices. I can say Alexa, play CDs or Turn on TV the sound all goes through my stereo, but when I ask Alexa for the weather she answers through the Echo speaker. 

I hope that helps.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 08:16:30 am by Alexa in Canada »
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