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I am trying to use Amazon Echo as an speaker with Raspberry PI3. While it mostly works and I am able to pair and play audio files, the bluetooth connection gets dropped after 4-5 hours.

I am thinking if - I can connect to Amazon Echo via script then I can check for connectivity and fix it - when connection is dropped.

I am already able to do this from GUI and I have made some progress via command line using bluetoothctl command as well. The problem is - when I connect to Echo via bluetoothctl command, although connection is successful - it doesn't play media files successfully.

To connect to Echo from CLI, I am simply using bluetoothctl connect command.

  • How did you pair it? I am able to pair but I can not play audio. The echo connects as sink and source at the same time. – Thorsten Mar 2 '17 at 10:19
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Try also bluetoothctl pair and bluetoothctl trust maybe it will solve your problem.

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