How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Echo

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth extra bass speaker to a typical Alexa device. We will do this with the Echo Input device.  But the same you could also do with an Echo Dot, Spot, or any other Alexa device that supports Bluetooth pairing.  Since this Bluetooth connecting happens between … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 to Alexa Echo



How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

We have an Alexa smart speaker with the Amazon voice assistant. We find that we can connect those speakers to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  This allows asking Alexa to read and set the settings on our thermostat.  Highly useful feature.  Thus in this post, we show how to connect Honeywell thermostat … Continue reading How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa



How to Connect Echo Dot 2nd Generation to WiFi

It’s not necessary to completely erase your speaker settings in the Alexa app, just to connect it to a new WiFi network.  With your mobile device and the Alexa app, doing this is a breeze.  Also, you can run through the same routine to connect up a brand new Echo Dot.  So given all that, … Continue reading How to Connect Echo Dot 2nd Generation to WiFi



How to Turn On Microphone on Echo Dot 3rd Generation

By default, the microphone is ON, on Echo Dot smart speakers.  But you might accidently turn off the mic.  Then, with the microphone OFF, Alexa won’t hear you call her.  So to get her to listen for the wake word again, you must know how to turn on the microphone again on the Echo Dot … Continue reading How to Turn On Microphone on 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



Pairing JBL Flip 2 with Google Home Original, Mini, Max

This post demos pairing JBL Flip 2 with Google Home Original, Mini, Max smart speakers. Since this pairing happens between the Flip 2 and the Google speakers directly, you need not enable Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing. Pairing JBL Flip 2 with Google Home Original, Mini, Max … Continue reading Pairing JBL Flip 2 with Google Home Original, Mini, Max



Echo Dot 3rd Generation Reset Instructions

We offer here our Echo Dot 3rd Generation reset instructions.  So why would you ever reset this speaker? Well, you may later decide to sell it. Or perhaps when Christmas comes, you might wish to bestow your Dot 3 to another person. Then to, you could want to connect it to a new Amazon account. … Continue reading Echo Dot 3rd Generation Reset Instructions



Action Button on Alexa, What it Is and 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, What it Is and How to Use It



Amazon Alexa Wake Word, How to Change

You want to know how to change Amazon Alexa wake word? You can indeed change this word that these  speakers respond to when you say it.  Current Alexa wake word options are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” “Echo…,”  and “Ziggy…” The Amazon Alexa wake up word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Wake Word, How to Change



How to Update Alexa WiFi Connection and Password

How to update Alexa WiFi connection?  First, put the Alexa based speaker into Setup mode. There, you choose the desired WiFi network.  That’s a simple summary of how to switch WiFi networks for Alexa speakers. Below, we walk through changing Alexa WiFi connection with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, this WiFi change … Continue reading How to Update Alexa WiFi Connection and Password