How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network

How to connect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that you must put the speaker into Setup mode first.  In Setup, you choose the WiFi network you’d like to have the speaker log into, via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop box or mobile device.  Now below, … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network





Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker

Not too complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. This post demos unpacking the Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker.  It also covers connecting it to power. Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker, What’s On the Box For our vision impaired and blind … Continue reading Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker





How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version

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, 2018 Version





How to Reset Echo Alexa Smart Speakers

A full reset Echo Alexa routine is needed sometimes.  Why?   Because perhaps you desire to sell your old Echo device. Or perhaps you just want to connect your speaker to a new Amazon account, or to another WiFi network. So, with those needs to consider, this post details how to reset Echo Alexa assistant … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Alexa Smart Speakers





How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa Speakers

This post demonstrates how to pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa speakers. Since this pairing happens between the Go JBL and the Echo Dot devices directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing. How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa  Speakers With … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Go 2 with Echo Alexa Speakers





How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa Echo Speakers

This post demonstrates how to pair UE Wonderboom with Amazon Alexa Echo and Echo Dot speakers. These instructions include the all Bluetooth (BT) compatible Echo Dot smart speakers. And, since this pairing occurs right between the Wonderboom and the Echo Dots, you need not turn BT on in the mobile device you’re using to create … Continue reading How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Alexa Echo Speakers





Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa, How To, 2019

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 Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa, How To, 2019





Reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa Speaker, How To

Here, we demo how to reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker.  So why would you ever do this?  Well, you may decide to sell or give your Dot 3 to another person.  Or link it to a different Amazon account.  Or connect it to a different WiFi network.  In all these cases, resetting is the … Continue reading Reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa Speaker, How To





Set Up Pandora on Alexa Instructions

We show here how to set up Pandora on Alexa.  Why?  Because Alexa devices do not come with the Pandora streaming music service enabled by default.  Indeed, if you ask Alexa to play Pandora, and Pandora has not been properly configured in your Alexa app, you’ll likely hear a response like: “To play a station, … Continue reading Set Up Pandora on Alexa Instructions





Connect Alexa to New WiFi, How To

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 Connect Alexa to New WiFi, How To