3 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Alexa Devices Outside

In today’s smart home era, your Amazon Echo has proven to be an invaluable indoor companion, but have you considered the benefits of taking it outdoors as well? Your Echo device can be just as useful in your outdoor spaces, enhancing your outdoor entertainment and making life more convenient. In this article, we’ll explore three compelling reasons why you should consider bringing Alexa outside your house.

1. Control Your Outdoor Devices Effortlessly

Imagine controlling your outdoor smart devices without having to step back inside. With Alexa integration, you can seamlessly manage your smart outdoor lights, security cameras, and more. For instance, if you have smart lights set up in your backyard, you can simply ask Alexa to adjust the lighting to suit your mood. Additionally, if you find yourself locked out of your house without your phone, Alexa can come to the rescue by unlocking your smart lock. Keep in mind that you’ll need to know the voice code for added security.


Our VAIL Cast can be hardwired to your outdoor speakers and syncs with your outdoor Echo speaker to amplify your Echo Dot streaming services. This means you can enjoy your music and audio content in high-quality sound while relaxing on your patio or by the pool.

To set up a new smart device with Alexa, open the Alexa app, tap on “Devices,” then click on the Plus icon in the top right corner. From there, select “Add Device,” choose the device you want to set up, and follow the on-screen instructions.

2. Monitor and Communicate with Ease

Enhance your outdoor security and keep an eye on outdoor activities by using an Amazon Echo Show. If you don’t have a video doorbell like Ring, placing an Echo Show outside allows you to remotely check on anyone outside your home. This feature is particularly useful for monitoring kids or pets playing in the yard. You can even use an Echo device temporarily for two-way communication and then return it inside at night.

To drop in on your outdoor Amazon Echo Show, simply say, “Alexa, drop in on [name of device].”

3. Elevate Your Outdoor Entertainment

Enjoying your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks while relaxing in your outdoor space has never been easier. An Echo speaker outside can elevate your listening experience significantly. You no longer need to worry about draining your phone’s battery or settling for lower sound quality. Whether you’re sipping coffee on the front porch or working in the garden, having an outdoor Echo speaker can enhance your ambiance and provide immersive audio.

Pairing your wireless Bluetooth headphones with your outdoor Echo speaker allows you to enjoy music without disturbing others nearby. To get started, open the Alexa app, select “Devices,” click on the Plus icon, choose “Add Device,” and then select “Headphones.” Alexa will search for available devices, so ensure your headphones are powered on and ready to connect. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

By bringing Alexa outdoors, you can seamlessly integrate smart technology into your outdoor lifestyle, making it more convenient and enjoyable. By connecting with the VAIL Cast speaker package you will have a powerful outdoor Echo speaker.

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Transform your outdoor experience with Alexa integration and make the most of your outdoor spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I control my outdoor smart devices with Alexa?

To control your outdoor smart devices with Alexa, follow these steps:
1. Open the Alexa app.
2. Tap on “Devices.”
3. Click on the Plus icon in the top right corner.
4. Select “Add Device.”
5. Choose the device you want to set up and follow the on-screen instructions.

Can I monitor outdoor activities with Alexa?

Yes, you can monitor outdoor activities with Alexa by using an Echo Show device. Simply place the Echo Show outside and use the “drop in” feature to check on outdoor areas remotely.

How can I enjoy music outdoors with Alexa?

To enjoy music outdoors with Alexa, follow these steps:
1. Pair your wireless Bluetooth headphones with your outdoor Echo speaker.
2. Open the Alexa app.
3. Tap on “Devices.”
4. Click on the Plus icon.
5. Select “Add Device.”
6. Choose “Headphones” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.