Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018

We’ve captured many screenshots of the 2018 versions of the Amazon Alexa app, running on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the Alexa smart speakers that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, viewing some screenshots is … Continue reading Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018



How to Connect Alexa to WiFi

In order to connect your Alexa smart speaker to Wi-Fi, the speaker must be entered into Setup mode.  There, you can choose the wireless network you’d like to have the speaker log into via the Alexa app, on either your desktop computer or mobile device.  Below, we walk you through this process with an Amazon … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi



How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default State

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Dot speaker because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps.  Resetting unlinks the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default State



Spotify Alexa Commands for Controlling Spotify from Echo, Tap, and Dot Speakers

Through the Alexa home assistant and supported smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Alexa to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, and Tap speakers do indeed work very well with Spotify, giving your access … Continue reading Spotify Alexa Commands for Controlling Spotify from Echo, Tap, and Dot Speakers



How to Change Alexa Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you utter when you want the smart speaker to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  This setting … Continue reading How to Change Alexa Wake Word



How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot speaker if it starts behaving strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on.  However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker