How do I create a stereo pair of Amazon Echo speakers?

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(Pocket-lint) – One of the benefits of having multiple Amazon Echoes is the ability to use a multi-room setup and listen to music in multiple rooms at once. However, you may want to create an echo pair and have stereo sound split between the right speaker and the left speaker.

The good news is that you can do just that. By following these instructions, you can have two Echo speakers set up as a stereo pair, playing as one system with the right and left channels split between the two speakers.

What do you need ?

  • Two identical compatible Echo speakers
  • The Amazon Alexa app


First, you need two compatible Echos of the same model. We used the latest 5th Gen Echo Dot models launched in 2022, one with clock, one without.

This process also works with other models. These include the following models:

It is worth noting that you do not need to use identical speakers, but for the sake of sound balance, it is best to use two of the same type. So you can technically pair a 5th Gen Echo Dot with a 4th Gen model if you want.


We also assume you’ve set them up with the Alexa app and have it installed. If not, make sure you set up your Echo speakers using the instructions that come with them, and whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone, make sure you have the Alexa app installed.

A handy tip for this guide: Remember the speaker names or rename them to something you can easily remember so you know which two devices you want to pair and don’t accidentally pair the wrong ones.

The process

Once you have what you need and both speakers are online and set up, open the Alexa app, tap the “Devices” tab, and find one of the speakers you want to pair in stereo with. You will find them either under the “Echo” tab or in the room in which you have grouped them.

Tap the Echo speaker and on the next screen, click the settings button in the corner of the screen to access the speaker settings. Now follow the process:

  • Find and select ‘Stereo Pair/Subwoofer’.
  • Select the two speakers you want to pair, press “Next”.
  • Select left speaker and right speaker, press “Next”.
  • Create a name for your pair, press “Save”.

Another little trick: choosing the right or left speaker depends on how you listen to them. If they are under your TV, facing you, the right and left should reflect you. If they are to be placed on both sides of your bed and face the same way as you, they must match your left and right sides.

Once you’ve defined the left and right sides and given the pair a name, click Save and you’re done. You are ready to use them as a stereo pair.

Now when you ask one of these two speakers to play music, they will automatically play it as a stereo pair. This means that if you use the voice command to get their attention, it will only alert one of them, and it also means that if you press to pause or play, or adjust the volume using the buttons on top, it will done on both, as a pair.

Written by Cam Bunton.

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