Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers

Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come equipped 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, first register your Pandora account using your Alexa app.” Well, … Continue reading Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers



How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa

You may wish unlink your Spotify account from an Alexa host device because, You’re giving an Echo Dot to your child, and wish to prevent him / her from listening to adult content on Spotify, yet still allow her access to other features of your Amazon Alexa account. You’ve cancelled your Spotify subscription, and just … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa



Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Amazon Alexa Echo device, including the Dot, Echo, and the Amazon Tap. With a few simple setup steps, you’ll have complete access via voice commands to your Spotify content.  … Continue reading Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices



Unpacking and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker

Not terribly complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Echo Dot comes in a blue box, graduating shades of blue actually, that turns from deep sky blue at the top, to a sort of … Continue reading Unpacking and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker



Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

We just bought an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant, and we hear that we can link the Dot up to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat. That would be nice, to be able to issue voice commands to control the thermostat.  So, we’re going to run through how to … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats



Amazon Alexa Gen 2 Echo Dot Smart Speaker Setup Help Instructions

This article outlines what you’ll need and how to set up an Amazon Echo smart speaker device with Amazon’s voice service, Alexa. What You’ll Need Before Starting 1. A WiFi internet connection.  None of the Echo devices manufactured to date has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only option is to connect them to the Alexa … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Gen 2 Echo Dot Smart Speaker Setup Help Instructions