AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 1 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity.  It’s typical square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker

The power adapter shipped with the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo Dot smart speaker is a typical medium-current USB switching power supply, that features a female A style USB connector, as shown in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized plug, featuring non … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker



Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions

All current Google Home smart speakers may now be used as Bluetooth speakers, thanks to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. Here, we demonstrate how to connect your tablet or phone to a Google Home smart speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to that speaker for room-filling, astonishingly awesome sounding playback given how … Continue reading Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions



How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your original Google Home speaker. Or, the smart speaker does not show as connected in the Google Home app. Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network. These situations can occur if you’ve changed your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) or network … Continue reading How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018



How to Set the Sleep Timer on Original Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 Smart Speaker

The original (first) Amazon Alexa Generation One Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with your voice! It works by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is streaming, you ask her play the … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Original Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 Smart Speaker



Amazon Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Picture Gallery 2016

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Amazon Alexa app, run on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the Echo speaker devices 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 all it takes to … Continue reading Amazon Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Picture Gallery 2016



Google Home App Screenshots 2017

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Google Home app, run on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing, and we’ll add more here as we add them to new posts.  … Continue reading Google Home App Screenshots 2017



How to Set the Sleep Timer on the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker now features a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! You first start your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, news source, or some other streaming service. Then, you ask Google Home to play the stream for only as long as … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on the Original Google Home Smart Speaker



How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker

The smaller Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Generation 2 smart speakers now provide a useful sleep timer function that you can command with your voice! Ask Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or other streaming service. Then, once the broadcast is playing, ask her play for only as long as you wish, … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker



How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with your voice! You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play the stream … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker