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Ericizsaved1
Level 7

Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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Can I use my Echo Dot as an audio speaker from my Hisense Roku tv?

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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@Ericizsaved1 

Thanks for the inquiry.

If you are trying to use your Echo Dot as an external speaker for your Roku TV, then it will not work. However, you can use the Echo Dot with your Roku TV for other functionalities.

For more information, visit our Support page here: How do I use Amazon Alexa with my Roku® streaming device?


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Danny

Danny R.
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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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@Ericizsaved1 

Thanks for the inquiry.

If you are trying to use your Echo Dot as an external speaker for your Roku TV, then it will not work. However, you can use the Echo Dot with your Roku TV for other functionalities.

For more information, visit our Support page here: How do I use Amazon Alexa with my Roku® streaming device?


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Danny

Danny R.
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samshaw
Level 7

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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You absolutely can do this!  However, there appears to be only one way.  You MUST first download the Roku TV app to your phone.  That's because only the app has a headset option you can bluetooth to an external device; your physical remote for the Roku TV does NOT have this functionality.  After you have downloaded the app, you can then bluetooth your dot to your phone and voila!  You have an external speaker for your your Roku TV.  Sam Z.

Hamlet1
Level 7

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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Does this same answer from Roku Employee apply to all Roku devices (Express, Premium, Ultra) and all Echo devices not just the Echo Dot?

I have a new 4th Generation Echo (not the Dot) and want to play Roku Premium's audio over the Echo speaker. It does not appear possible. Is it possible with the Roku Ultra since it has bluetooth?

Tivoburkee
Level 21

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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No, it still won't work with any roku model. The Ultra is a bluetooth receiver, not a transmitter, just like your Echo, so it would be two receivers trying to communicate and failing, because at least one has to be a transmitter. 

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Dave782
Level 7

Re: Use Echo Dot for Roku tv audio?

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your absolutely right, this does work! i wish i could use this play on all echo speakers like you can when creating speaker groups.