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



Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Google Home, How To

You can now connect Bluetooth source devices (phones and tablets) to the Google Home speakers, and then play audio from those devices through the Google Home.  But, currently, you cannot connect Bluetooth speaker to Google Home. That is, the Google Home speaker does not scan for Bluetooth speakers.  Thus, you can’t yet connect Bluetooth speaker … Continue reading Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Google Home, How To



Reset Amazon Echo Dot, How To

The Amazon Echo Dot talking speakers need a reset every so often. This restores them to out-of-box, factory default state. Resetting them also fixes many abnormal behaviors they might show. So here, we tell you how to reset Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Why? Because also, it prepares them for  sale to another person. Both … Continue reading Reset Amazon Echo Dot, How To



Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To

In order to hook up Alexa  to a new WiFi router, put the speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa process is alike for the other speakers.  … Continue reading Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To



Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers

Play Spotify music on your Alexa speaker with the following Amazon Alexa Spotify commands.  But first, link your Alexa account to your Spotify Premium account. For a detailed explanation of how to do that, see our post Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices. Control your Spotify music playing with your voice!  E.g. Ask … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers



What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers

What is Amazon XXX?  What is Amazon XXX?  This is a special Wi-Fi network that Amazon smart speakers create during setup.  The smart speaker itself becomes the access point of this network.  Then, a device running the Alexa app connects to this amazon xxx network.  Next, it sends user preferred settings to the speaker.  The … Continue reading What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers



How to Factory Reset Google Home Mini Speaker

You might reset your Google Home Mini smart speaker to get it ready for sale to another person.  Or, you want to link it to a new Google account. Or you wish to connect it to a new Wi-Fi network. Whatever the reason, this post will help you.  To see how to factory reset Google … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Google Home Mini Speaker



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers