How to Reboot Original Google Home Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Google Home speaker if it begins behaving erratically, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits strange noises and so on. Always try a speaker restart first, as this often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting your speaker. Google Home Speaker Reboot Method … Continue reading How to Reboot Original Google Home Smart Speaker



Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers

The Amazon Echo speakers, including the Tap, Dot, and the original Echo and its 2nd generation incarnation, are jampacked with an ever-growing list of helpful Alexa features and skills. Further, all of these features help make our hectic days a little less hectic.  Some of the most useful Alexa features we’ve discovered follow. Physical Echo … Continue reading Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers



How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings

Note that if you’re just trying to correct strange behavior of the Amazon Echo speaker, a complete factory reset may be too drastic a measure because a full hard reset means that you’ll have to completely reconfigure your speaker to connect to your Wi-Fi network, which Amazon account it’s registered under, and several other settings … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings



How to Unlink Pandora from Original Google Home Smart Speaker

You may wish unlink (remove, delete) your Pandora account from a Google Home Speaker due to one or more of the following: You like different versions of music than what Pandora offers, and so, you temporarily wish to remove Pandora from your list of searchable music station sources.  Then, the streams you request will not be found … Continue reading How to Unlink Pandora from Original Google Home Smart Speaker



How to Delete Google Home Smart Speaker Voice Recording History

Each time you speak a request or command to your Google Home speaker, Google Home records your voice and sends that up to the Google Assistant service in the cloud. These recordings help the assistant “learn” your ways of talking (your accent, how you say specific words, et al) so that she grows better able to … Continue reading How to Delete Google Home Smart Speaker Voice Recording History



Where is the Reset Button on Original Google Home Smart Speaker

Where is the Google Home Speaker reset button? This button doubles as the Mic Off button, which is located in the rear of the Google Home speaker, near the top, as pictured next. With the speaker turned on, press and hold the reset button here for five to ten seconds, to start a factory default hard … Continue reading Where is the Reset Button on Original Google Home Smart Speaker



Where is the Echo Dot Smart Speaker Reset Button

Where is the Echo Dot reset button?  The answer depends on which Echo Dot you’re inquiring about. Gen 1 Echo Dot Reset Button Location On the first generation Echo Dot, the reset button is located on the under side (the bottom) of the unit.  The Amazon page  Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot (1st … Continue reading Where is the Echo Dot Smart Speaker Reset Button



Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions

If you’re a Pandora streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Pandora internet radio station library to play on your Google Home smart speaker. With a few uncomplicated setup steps, you’ll gain full access via voice commands to your Pandora content through your speaker.  And, if you’re new … Continue reading Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions



Spotify Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions

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 Google Home smart speaker. However, Google Home will not play Spotify recordings until you link it up with a (free at least) Spotify account.  Indeed, with a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions



Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers

Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come equipped with the Pandora streaming music service enabled by default.  Indeed, if you ask Alexa to play Pandora, and Pandora has not been properly configured in your Alexa app, you’ll likely hear a response like: “To play a station, first register your Pandora account using your Alexa app.” Well, … Continue reading Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers