Check that you have the latest version of the Alexa app.
Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone.
Make sure your compatible Echo device is set up. An Echo device is required to voice control Echo Link.
Echo Link might set up automatically if Wi-Fi simple setup is enabled. To check, open the Alexa app, select Devices, and then Echo & Alexa to see if Echo Link is there.
If Echo Link isn't listed, set up your device in the Alexa app:
Select Devices .
Select Plus .
Follow the instructions in the app to complete setup.
The device doesn't have microphones. Control the device with the Alexa app, Bluetooth from your smartphone, or by voice with a compatible Echo device. To learn more about controlling Echo Link with a compatible Echo device, go to Music Playback and Audio Controls for Echo Link.
Echo Link LED Colors
The LED is how your device communicates its status.
I have a 20.00 Echo Dot (Sale) connected to 2 stereo system receivers via 3.5mm x RCA cord , as well as other Dots on 2.1 systems. Plays awesome by voice commands individually, or in Groups.
What does this 200.00 Echo Link provide?
Hey Oneacer__, The new Echo Link provides a superior option for integrating Alexa with your stereo system. It brings digital and analog inputs and outputs, a High fidelity stereo headphone amplifier, and also allows for greater control of music playback including Bass, Treble and balance controls.
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Does this stream Tidal at the uncompressed HiFi Quality or even the Master quality? A few extra connectors doesn't justify $200, I bet the parts cost of this is the same as the echo Dot. The page on Amazon.com says it does stream hifi quality but gives no indication as to what that means ? What bit rate, or is it still the crappy quality that the rest of the streaming services stream at....making any improvements in hardware quality a total waste of time and money.
I can't answer all of the questions here but, I would say one thing that seems to be true: Irrespective of any deficiencies in the Link as an audio component, it does, apparently, have a better DAC system in it than in any Echo and probably most consumer AVR systems and for sure better then any HDTV DAC. (Although my Jamerhah AVR's DAC seems to be holding its own very well… I think a Burr-Brown chip is used.) People often do not know that a better quality DAC can make even an MP3 sound better. This seems to be the main reason to consider the Link and devices like it. The rest of why this may or may not be needed, respective of Alexa capabilities now and projected, I am still trying to figure out…
What is the Echo Link Ethernet connection used for? Just management?
The Echo Link uses Ethernet for an internet connection and can be used as a streaming audio player for services like Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, etc. A simple example would be: connect your Echo Link to your router via Ethernet (for internet), connect the RCA audio output to your amplifier or powered speakers. Then, use an Amazon Echo Dot (or other Echo device) and give it a voice command like "Alexa, play Thriller by Michael Jackson on Echo Link."
Or since my receiver is on my network too, can the Echo Link use the Ethernet to send the receiver audio or would I still have to use one of the other outputs(D-Optical)?
I'm not sure about sending audio to your receiver through Ethernet—I can't confirm or deny this. I would imagine you'd get better sound quality if used the digital output (SPDIF or digital coaxial) to a DAC, and then the DAC to an amp/receiver (or directly to an amp/receiver if you don't have a dedicated DAC).