Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Amazon Alexa Echo device, including the Dot, Echo, and the Amazon Tap. In this piece we offer instructions on Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa speakers. With a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version





Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home smart speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version

You may wish unlink your Spotify account from an Alexa host device because, You’re giving an Echo Dot to your child.  Do, you wish to keep him / her from listening to adult stuff on Spotify.  But you still allow her access to other features of your Amazon Alexa account. You cancelled your Spotify subscription.  … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version





Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It

Where is the Echo Dot reset button?  Well, the answer depends on which Dot you’re asking about. Gen 1 Echo Dot Reset Button Location First off, on the 1st generation Echo Dot, find this button on the under side (the bottom) of the unit.  Specifically, the Amazon page Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot … Continue reading Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It





How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019

The default music service on Google Home is the provider that the Google Assistant consults first when you ask her to play a song.  To get content from the default service, you don’t have to say its name.  You can just say, “Okay Google, play Funky Town.”  But if you want to play this from … Continue reading How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019





Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to update Amazon Echo firmware on many of the Alexa Echo smart speakers.  Further, they typically update quickly on their own as Amazon releases new firmware.  Usually occurs within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days of release.  But you can update your speaker right away, like … Continue reading Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions





How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists

Here, we cover hot to get Alexa to play Spotify playlists.  You can ask an Amazon smart speaker to play any public playlist on Spotify, as well as playlists that you’ve created in your own Spotify account.  Further, you must link that account to your Amazon account via the Alexa app.  Once that’s done, you … Continue reading How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists





Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers

Do you need Amazon Prime to use Echo speakers?  Well, you cannot play music from Amazon Prime Music without a Prime package. But even without Prime, the Alexa speakers can play several other media sources. Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers You do not need Amazon Prime to to get much … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers





Factory Reset Alexa Instructions, Dot, Spot, Echo

A complete factory reset Alexa Echo routine is necessary at times.  Why?   Because maybe you’d like to sell your old Alexa device. Or perhaps you just want to connect your speaker assistant to a new Amazon account, or to different WiFi. So, with those tasks in mind, this post details factory resetting the Alexa … Continue reading Factory Reset Alexa Instructions, Dot, Spot, Echo





How to Reset Echo Dot 2 Back to Default Settings

You may decide to sell or give your Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different WiFi network.  Here, we show how to reset Echo Dot 2 and reload its factory default settings. To unlink this device … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 2 Back to Default Settings