Sony SRS XE200 Not Charging

Most Sony Bluetooth speakers, including the XE200, offer truly portable operation via their lithium ion batteries inside. And when said battery dies, you can recharge the speaker with an appropriate AC or car converter. Sometimes though, you may notice that the Sony SRS XE200 is not charging fully, or at all, even when you connect … Continue reading Sony SRS XE200 Not Charging



How to Bass Boost Sony SRS XE200 Speaker

You can change how loud the bass is on the Sony SRS XE200, by turning on and off its bass boost mode. When switched on, this mode makes the passive bass radiators on the sides vibrate much more, and adds a low rumble quality to the playing program, that travels pretty far from the speaker.  … Continue reading How to Bass Boost Sony SRS XE200 Speaker



How to Put Sony SRS XE200 in Pairing Mode

To pair your SRS XE200 Sony Bluetooth Boombox speaker with a source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to start up pairing mode on this speaker.  Why?  Because in this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection info over … Continue reading How to Put Sony SRS XE200 in Pairing Mode



How to Charge Sony SRS XE200 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XE200 portable Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the USB-C DC input port, behind the water resistant door in the rear of the unit, as we’ll show in the pictures below. Note that you can still play this speaker while it charges, without raising the recharge … Continue reading How to Charge Sony SRS XE200 Speaker



How to Pair Sony SRS XE200 Speaker

This post shows how to pair the Sony SRS XE200 Extra Bass wireless speaker by way of Bluetooth to common portable devices. E.g. These  include the Apple line of device like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This routine also works for Android base devices as well, such as Samsung and LG phones, as well … Continue reading How to Pair Sony SRS XE200 Speaker



How to Turn On Sony SRS XE200 Speaker

We explain how to turn on the Sony SRS XE200 speaker column here.  Now most Bluetooth speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception, as we find its Power button on the top panel, as we see next. There’s also … Continue reading How to Turn On Sony SRS XE200 Speaker



How to Connect Sony SRS XE200 to Alexa

This post shows how to connect the Sony SRS XE200 Bluetooth column speaker to Alexa smart speakers. Since this pairing happens between the Sony and Echo devices directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this connection. How to Connect Sony SRS XE200 to Alexa, Step by … Continue reading How to Connect Sony SRS XE200 to Alexa



How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XE200

Show you how to hard reset your Sony SRS XE200 portable BT speaker to its default settings. Hard resetting restores the XE200 to factory default state. Plus, doing this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. We might want to clear these to prevent this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, … Continue reading How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XE200



Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 makes a dumb TV into a smart one.  Further, it down-converts internet content into standard definition format. But it also provides HDMI and optical digital outputs as well. This streaming media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and internet enabled. We owned this set top player for … Continue reading Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 Review