How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2 with Alexa

This post shows how to pair a JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker to a common Alexa device. We do this with the Alexa Echo Input.  But the same you could also do with an Alexa Dot, Spot, or any other Amazon Echo device that supports Bluetooth.  Since this BT connecting happens directly between the speaker … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2 with Alexa



Amazon Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and the original package, for the many posts we’re writing about this device.  We’ve put all those photos in one place here in our Amazon Echo 2 picture gallery, for quick viewing and browsing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures … Continue reading Amazon Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images



How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

Here, we show how to factory reset the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Alexa speaker back to default settings.  So why would you ever wish to do this?  In fact, you may wish to sell or give your Dot to a friend.  Or you might need to link it to a new Amazon account.  Or … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation



How to Connect Echo Dot to Sony Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to connect a typical Sony Bluetooth speaker to any of the Echo Dot smart speakers. We will show this using the Echo Dot 3rd Generation model.  But the same you could also do with any Echo device that supports Bluetooth.  Since this BT connecting happens between the speaker and Echo Dot … Continue reading How to Connect Echo Dot to Sony Bluetooth Speaker



How to Reset Alexa Dot, Hard Factory Reset

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, Hard Factory Reset



How to Reboot Alexa Echo Dot Smart Speakers

We show here how to reboot an Alexa Echo Dot series smart speaker if it behaves strangely, stops answering commands and questions, puts out unusual sounds, and so on.  And since Alexa speaker rebooting is so easy, then before getting into any pro level troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often straightens out … Continue reading How to Reboot Alexa Echo Dot Smart Speakers



How to Pair Alexa with Bluetooth Speaker, Add

This post shows how to pair an Alexa device with a Bluetooth speaker. We illustrate this with a JBL Flip 5 party speaker and the Alexa Input device, although just about any Alexa speaker would pair the same way as shown here.  Since this Bluetooth connecting happens between the speaker and Alexa directly, you need … Continue reading How to Pair Alexa with Bluetooth Speaker, Add



How to Reboot Echo Dot 3rd Generation Speaker

You may need to know how to reboot the Echo Dot 3rd Generation Amazon smart speaker if it behaves strangely, becomes non responsive to commands and questions, puts out unusual sounds, and so on.  And since Alexa speaker rebooting is so easy, then before getting into any intense troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. … Continue reading How to Reboot Echo Dot 3rd Generation Speaker



How to Connect Wonderboom 2 to Alexa Echo Devices

This post demos how to connect the Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker to Alexa Echo devices.  We use an Echo Input Alexa device in this demo, and since this Bluetooth connecting happens between the speaker and the Alexa Input directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this … Continue reading How to Connect Wonderboom 2 to Alexa Echo Devices



How to Connect Alexa to New WiFi Network

How to connect Alexa to new WiFi network? For that you must put that Alexa speaker into Setup mode first.  There, you choose the WiFi network you’d like to have the speaker log into. You can set a new WiFi network that Alexa uses on either your desktop computer or mobile device.  Now below, we … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to New WiFi Network