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





Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017

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, 2017





How to Control Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to control Google Home Mini volume.  These depend on the app(s) you’re playing from mostly.  But the Mini itself has two touch pads for controlling volume on its edges as well. Plus, you may control the volume with the Google Home app.  Finally, the Mini also controls loudness through … Continue reading How to Control Google Home Mini Volume





How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018

This post covers how to play music from PC on Google Home speakers.  Why would you want to do this?  Well, maybe you have some local audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to cast them to your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the Google Home, Google … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018





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