How to Play Music from PC on Google Home Speakers

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 audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to hear them played through your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the original Google Home, … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home 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



How to Turn Up Volume on Google Home Mini Speaker

There are many ways for how to turn up volume on Google Home Mini speaker. 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, … Continue reading How to Turn Up Volume on Google Home Mini Speaker



Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings, How To

You may wish to factory reset the Echo 2nd Generation smart speaker. Why? Because you may wish to sell yours to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a new Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network. So, with those tasks in mind, this piece shows how to reset Echo 2nd … Continue reading Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings, How To



How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection

How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection?  First, put the Alexa based speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker.  That’s a simple summary of how to do it. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa … Continue reading How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection



Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? Yes Indeed!

Can you change Amazon Alexa 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…” You say this name when you want the voice assistant to run a command or answer a question. It’s how you “get her … Continue reading Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? Yes Indeed!



Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To

You use your Echo Dot speaker as a Bluetooth speaker. But you can also connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth speaker as well.  That is, you can then hear Echo Dot audio through that external Bluetooth speaker, wirelessly. We show here how to pair an Echo Dot 2 speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To



How to Reset Google Home Speakers

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 reset Google Home speakers, … Continue reading How to Reset Google Home Speakers



How to Reset Alexa Dot Smart Speakers

The Alexa Dot talking speakers need a reset every now and then. This returns them to out-of-box, factory default settings. Resetting them also fixes many abnormal behaviors they might show. So here, we show how to reset Alexa Dot smart speakers. Why? Because it readies them for sale to another smart speaker fan. Both the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Dot Smart Speakers



How to Connect Pandora to Alexa

This piece shows how to connect Pandora to Alexa smart speakers.  Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come with Pandora enabled by default. Indeed, Pandora will not play if not set up.  E.g. If you ask Alexa to play Pandora when not set up, she says something like: “To play a station, first register … Continue reading How to Connect Pandora to Alexa