This is not a device specific issue since it relates to Alexa actions based on the devices it is interacting with. I have a Tap and a Dot and I am pretty sure they do the same thing. Whenever either device makes a Bluetooth connection it announces "Connected to Bluetooth" at whatever volume level the speaker was previously set at. So, if I have been listening to music all day at a pretty high volume level, then leave the house for a few hours, when I return really late and the phone reconnects via Bluetooth it blares out in high volume "Connected to Bluetooth" and wakes everyone up. Yes, I know I can adjust my Tap speaker volume to very low manually every time I stop using it but I should not have to do that. I should have the option of either voice prompts announcing OR just a "ding" like most other Bluetooth devices do when they connect to each other.
Please, please, please... please find a way to allow us to disable this message. There are no fewer than three volume controls when I play anything on my computer; the player, the pc and my Alexa device. It is maddening to drop the levels of two to be courteous to those around me, only to hear an obnoxiously loud announcement when connecting or the tone when disconnecting.
This is the only post I could find on this topic, so.. all apologies if it's in the wrong place.
Reviving this thread in hopes Amazon can do something. This is an extremely disruptive and unnecessary function. Please, please remove this incessant announcement including the "Now playing from desktop...." It announces this every time it gets a system ding or other system sound.
I have my Echo Show 8 connected by Bluetooth to my PC to I can play music. Every night, I forget to tell Alexa to set the volume to 1. The kids are asleep in bed, I turn my PC off and, as I'm leaving the room, Alexa bellows "NOW DISCONNECTED FROM KIRK DESKTOP!". The mute button on the top should mute EVERYTHING, and there should be an option to turn this off. Also, If I'm watching a movie and my PC does a little bing or beep, Alexa stops the movie and bellows "NOW PLAYING FROM KIRK DESKTOP!" and goes to a black screen saying Kirk Desktop Bluetooth. I have to tell her to play the movie again. Just let this stuff happen in the background, give us an option to disable Bluetooth messages.
@Amazon please give me an option to disable this Bluetooth "connected to..." audio message from Alexa. It's really annoying and redundant for me.
Stop Alexa from saying the damn "CONNECTED TO" message every time bluetooth is reestablished. It's loud and annoying. I have stopped using my Echo Plus until I hear there is a way to stop this. I would buy more of these devices, but this stupid annoying thing keeps me from being able to use it.
This is awful. They could use the lights to indicate a new connection instead of this loud blaring "Connected to Bluetooth".. it's so awful everytime I reboot my computer.
I called amazon today and told me that they cannot do anything about it. This is so annoying. This notification needs to go. What is Amazon doing about it?