Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To

You use your Echo Dot speaker as a Bluetooth speaker. But you can also connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth speaker as well.  That is, you can then hear Echo Dot audio through that external Bluetooth speaker, wirelessly. We show here how to pair an Echo Dot 2 speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To

How to Reset Google Home Speakers

All of the smart speakers in the Google Home family, including the Original Google Home, the Mini, and the Max, can be easily reset to factory default state in order to restore proper operation or to prepare the speakers for transfer of ownership to another person. Here, we discuss how to reset Google Home speakers, … Continue reading How to Reset Google Home Speakers

How to Reset Alexa Dot Smart Speakers

The Alexa Dot talking speakers need a reset every now and then. This returns them to out-of-box, factory default settings. Resetting them also fixes many abnormal behaviors they might show. So here, we show how to reset Alexa Dot smart speakers. Why? Because it readies them for sale to another smart speaker fan. Both the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Dot Smart Speakers

Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Google Home, How To

You can now connect Bluetooth source devices (phones and tablets) to the Google Home speakers, and then play audio from those devices through the Google Home.  But, currently, you cannot connect Bluetooth speaker to Google Home. That is, the Google Home speaker does not scan for Bluetooth speakers.  Thus, you can’t yet connect Bluetooth speaker … Continue reading Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Google Home, How To

Google Home Mini Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

All current Google Home smart speakers can function as Bluetooth speakers. This, thanks to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. These include the Google Home Mini speaker.  So here, we demonstrate Google Home Mini Bluetooth pairing.  We give instructions on how to pair your tablet or phone to a Google Home Mini speaker … Continue reading Google Home Mini Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

Hook Up Alexa Speaker to New WiFi, 2018 Edition

In order to hook up Alexa  to a new WiFi router, put the speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa process is alike for the other speakers.  … Continue reading Hook Up Alexa Speaker to New WiFi, 2018 Edition

Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers

Play Spotify music on your Alexa speaker with the following Amazon Alexa Spotify commands.  But first, link your Alexa account to your Spotify Premium account. For a detailed explanation of how to do that, see our post Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices. Control your Spotify music playing with your voice!  E.g. Ask … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers

How to Fix a Scratched PS3 Disc, PS3 CD, PS3 DVD, and PS3 Blu Ray Game Discs

We’ve played PlayStation games with our nieces and nephews for several years, many of which were bought from used and discount game shops.  Saving money buying these discs in this way unfortunately, had a cost.  It had the consequence that many of the PS3 discs would not run in the gaming machine.  So, under express … Continue reading How to Fix a Scratched PS3 Disc, PS3 CD, PS3 DVD, and PS3 Blu Ray Game Discs

What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers

What is Amazon XXX?  What is Amazon XXX?  This is a special Wi-Fi network that Amazon smart speakers create during setup.  The smart speaker itself becomes the access point of this network.  Then, a device running the Alexa app connects to this amazon xxx network.  Next, it sends user preferred settings to the speaker.  The … Continue reading What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers

How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers