How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may wish know how to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it shows poor performance, stops answering Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks, or suffers other weirdness. Indeed you should first always try a device reboot (described below).  Why?  Because this often clears up many problems, and avoids the … Continue reading How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker



How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History

Jn this piece, we show how to delete Alexa voice recordings for those who do not want a lot of voice history hanging around in their Amazon accounts. Clearing this Amazon Echo history is fairly straight forward. Erasing these recordings though, does present some problems, as discussed below. How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings: Introduction … Continue reading How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History



Echo Spotify Commands List for Alexa Speakers

Through Echo smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Echo to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and Spot speakers work well with Spotify. They give access to all your Spotify content.  Just ask. … Continue reading Echo Spotify Commands List for Alexa Speakers



Action Button on Alexa, How to Use It

The Action button on Alexa, found on just about any Alexa Echo speaker device gives you access to some key assistant functions.  E.g. It gives you a means of resetting the device, and you can also summon the speaker with it. So here, we define this button, and explain how and when to use it, … Continue reading Action Button on Alexa, How to Use It



Factory Reset Google Mini Speaker Instructions

You might factory reset Google Mini smart speaker to clear out its data, for gift or sale to another person.  Or, maybe you want to link it to another Google account. But then again, perhaps you desire to connect it to a different Wi-Fi network. Whatever the purpose, this piece should help you with enough … Continue reading Factory Reset Google Mini Speaker Instructions



Restart Amazon Echo Instructions

Use these restart Amazon Echo instructions to fix some unusual symptoms that your Amazon Echo First Gen smart speaker tower may have. Often, broken audio, not answering to the wake word, static noises, Etc., will clear up after a restart. Restarting Differs from Resetting Also note that RESTARTING the Amazon Echo is not the same … Continue reading Restart Amazon Echo Instructions



Echo Dot Quick Fixes, Tips, Problem Solving Help

We have here links to many posts that offer Echo Dot quick fixes. Firstly, these pieces describe how to solve often-seen problems on your Amazon Alexa Dot smart speakers.  So we list some of these fixes here.  Plus, these posts teach Alexa basics.  E,g. They show how the speakers connect with the rest of your … Continue reading Echo Dot Quick Fixes, Tips, Problem Solving Help



AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 2

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 smart speaker.  Now the US version of this power plug has non folding AC prongs and a six-foot long attached cord. Plus, it is is light weight for its 21 watt power output. Furthermore, Its square, compact width and height allows easy … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 2



Action Button on Echo Dot, How to Use It

The Action button on Echo Dot, found on just about any Alexa speaker gives you access to some key assistant functions on the unit.  E.g. It gives you a means of resetting the device. Plus, you can summon the speaker with it as well as stop ringing alarms from the speaker. Quite the useful multi-function … Continue reading Action Button on Echo Dot, How to Use It



How to Reset Amazon Echo 1 Speaker

Some problems you can fix with just booting the speaker. But when you must reset, come here to see how to reset the Amazon Echo Gen 1 smart speaker. But If you just want to fix strange errors on the speaker though, a reset may be too drastic.  Why?  Because a full hard reset means … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Echo 1 Speaker