Can You Change Alexas Name She Answers To?

Can you change Alexas name? You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  You say this name when you want the voice assistant to run a command or answer a question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak. … Continue reading Can You Change Alexas Name She Answers To?



Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018

We’ve captured many screenshots of the 2018 versions of the Amazon Alexa app, running on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the Alexa smart speakers that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, viewing some screenshots is … Continue reading Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018



How to Connect Alexa to WiFi Internet

How to connect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that the speaker must be entered into Setup mode first.  There, you choose the wireless network you’d like to have the speaker log into via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop computer or mobile device.  Now below, we … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi Internet



How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, pod catcher, and internet radio now can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a typical Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek Portable Media Player with Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speakers Via Bluetooth



How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker

Not only can you use your Amazon Echo speaker as a Bluetooth speaker, but you can also connect it to another Bluetooth speaker, and hear Alexa audio through that external Bluetooth speaker wirelessly.  We demonstrate here how to pair an Amazon Alexa Echo speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following paragraphs. Note that your … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker



How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists

You can ask an Amazon Alexa smart speaker to play any public playlist on Spotify, as well as playlists that you’ve created in your own Spotify account.  Yes, in order to play anything from Spotify, you need to have at least created a Spotify account, and linked it to your Amazon account via the Alexa … Continue reading How to Get Alexa to Play Spotify Playlists



How to Force a Firmware Update on the Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Speakers

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to force an immediate firmware update on any of the Alexa Echo smart speakers from Amazon.  Further, these speakers typically update quickly by themselves as new firmware is released, within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days.  But you may want to update your device immediately, particularly … Continue reading How to Force a Firmware Update on the Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Speakers



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity. It’s typical square yet unimposing width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Amazon Alexa Generation 1 Echo smart speaker discussed here, features non retracting AC prongs, a six-foot long permanently attached cord, and is surprisingly light weight for its 21 watt power delivery capacity.  It’s typical square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into a standard … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker

The power adapter shipped with the Amazon Alexa Generation 2 Echo Dot smart speaker is a typical medium-current USB switching power supply, that features a female A style USB connector, as shown in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply sports a standard 120v two prong, non polarized plug, featuring non … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker