We’ve all done it — there’s an exceptionally quiet scene in a movie and you turn your TV volume all the way up just to hear what the hushed actors are saying. Or maybe you crank it up to feel the thrill of a car chase. Those are signs you need a better speaker for your TV. Fortunately, youris likely compatible with your , so you don’t have to worry about damaging your eardrums when the next loud scene comes on if your TV speakers just aren’t up to snuff.
The Bluetooth capabilities. However, you can also if you don’t have a smart TV.is on the side table so you can hear what’s going on without maxing out the volume. Keep in mind that your is only compatible with smart TV’s that have
To get started, place your Alexa, connect” — the voice assistant will start checking for devices to connect to. On your smart TV, navigate to the Bluetooth settings to find the you’re wanting to connect. For example, I might see “Katie’s ” or “Living Room .” It’s the same process if you have a Fire TV.near the TV you’ll be connecting to and make sure both are plugged in and turned on. Now say, “
Note that all smart TV’s are different, so the setup may not be exactly the same for you, though it should be close. For example, the TV I used is a Vizio and has an option for Amazon Alexa that explained I needed to download the Vizio SmartCast skill to pair the two devices. When you’re ready to disconnect the speaker from the TV, just say, “Alexa, unpair.”
If you tried this at home and the setup was different for your TV, let us know in the comments. For more tips on connecting your smart speakers, check out, and .