Amazon Dot 2 Reset Instructions, Hard Factory Reset

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Gen 2 speaker.  Why? Because perhaps you cannot discover it on Bluetooth devices when pairing to it. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way.  Sometimes the WiFi and Bluetooth info inside the Dot can become corrupt. Then, should that happen, only a factory reset can restore … Continue reading Amazon Dot 2 Reset Instructions, Hard Factory Reset





Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, now functions as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we show how to pair your tablet or phone to Google Home via Bluetooth. Then, you can send audio to Google Home for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. Intro … Continue reading Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





Echo Dot 2 Factory Reset Instructions

Run an Echo Dot 2 factory reset to get it ready for sale. Or perhaps you just want to link your Echo Dot 2 to a different Amazon account or different wireless network.  So, to that end, to reset your Echo Dot 2 to factory default condition, follow the instructions next. Resetting unlinks the Echo Dot … Continue reading Echo Dot 2 Factory Reset Instructions





How to Change Alexa Wake Word

You want to know how to change Alexa wake word? You can indeed change the wake word that the Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current alexa wake word options are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The Alexa wake up word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker and to start it … Continue reading How to Change Alexa Wake Word





Google Home Spotify Commands List, How to Play

Through the Google Home speaker, you can control your music listening on Spotify with voice commands!  Ask Google Home to play a song, and album, or a public playlist or one of your own private playlists.  Google home works quite well with Spotify, giving you access to all your specific Spotify account content, just by … Continue reading Google Home Spotify Commands List, How to Play





Echo Spotify Commands for Amazon Echo Speakers

Through Echo smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Echo to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and Spot speakers work well with Spotify. They give access to all your Spotify content.  Just ask. … Continue reading Echo Spotify Commands for Amazon Echo Speakers





Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of smart speaker virtual assistants is here. Indeed, the competition is hot currently. Vendors want to create the most useful features as fast as they.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa speakers, with their machine learning, grow smarter all the time.  The cloud hardware for them is growing faster too. … Continue reading Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features





Change Alexa Name, How to Rename Echo Speakers

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 Change Alexa Name, How to Rename Echo Speakers





How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to turn down Google Home Mini volume. These depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mainly. But the speaker itself has two touch pads as well, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume with the native Google Home app. Finally, the Mini … Continue reading How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume





Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To

There are many ways for how to lower volume on Google Home Mini. These depend on the app(s) you’re playing audio from mainly. But the Mini itself has two touch pads also, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume within the Google Home app. Finally, the Google Mini … Continue reading Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To