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Pairing Echo to a Mac

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Pairing Echo to a Mac
« on: May 24, 2015, 07:00:15 pm »
As a quick experiment I paired a mac mini to my echo, and it seemed to pair just fine.  OSX 10.9.5 saw the echo as an output device.  Hit play on iTunes and got nothing. Unpaired it, and went to lunch.

Has anyone paired the echo as a bluetooth speaker with something other than phone, or tablet?  Or will it be a waste of my time to fiddle with it some more?

TIA
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Frank

Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 02:53:14 pm »
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I have paired my Mac Mini (late 2012 running 10.10.3) and it is playing iTunes music great.
This is pretty awesome, new way to use my Echo.

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Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 03:06:20 pm »
Thank you for the reply, that's encouraging.  I had the same problem with Windows 8.1, connected, but no sound.

I must not be holding my tongue right.  lol

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Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 06:32:35 pm »
Ok i tried it again, and this time it worked.  On OSX, it just connected and worked.  With Windows 8.1 it took a trip to sound in the control panel and manually setting the Echo as the primary device.

I had shutdown everything because of the thunderstorms around here... maybe a clean power on start, was what I needed to get it to work for me.

Frank
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Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 03:32:28 pm »
Great to know.  Thanks for the hint Frank!
My wife thinks I'm having an affair with someone named Alexa...

Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 05:09:58 pm »
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I have paired my Mac Mini (late 2012 running 10.10.3) and it is playing iTunes music great.
This is pretty awesome, new way to use my Echo.

How did you pair it?

Re: Pairing Echo to a Mac
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 08:43:22 pm »