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



How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers

All smart speakers in the Google Home family now support Bluetooth.  They can act as Bluetooth speakers themselves, allowing you to play audio from your phone or other mobile device through them, for better sound quality.  In this demo, we’ll be preparing the Google Home Mini speaker to act as a Bluetooth speaker, by turning … Continue reading How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker

The Victor Reader Trek portable eBook player, pod catcher, can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to  podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to the popular Harman Kardon Cortana Invoke Bluetooth Smart Speaker Bluetooth speaker.  Note that … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker



Can You Change Alexa’s Name?

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The word is the name you call out when you want the popular voice assistant to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Can You Change Alexa’s Name?



Factory Reset Google Home

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 hard reset the original … Continue reading Factory Reset Google Home



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



Reset Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers, though highly reliably, occasionally require a hard reset, to restore them to their out-of-box, factory default states.  This often corrects erratic behaviors in the speakers, and it prepares them for transfer / sale to another person.  Both the original Echo Dot as well as the 2nd generation Echo Dot … Continue reading Reset Echo Dot



How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, pod catcher, and internet radio now can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a typical Bluetooth speaker.   Bluetooth Pairing … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth