Unboxing 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 Unboxing 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 set … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats



Pairing Amazon Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker

In this demo, we’re going to connect (pair) the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker to an iPad Air tablet, such that the Dot becomes a Bluetooth speaker, allowing us to play any audio that the iPad is playing, through the Amazon Dot.  You might do this if you have your Dot connected to your home … Continue reading Pairing Amazon Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker



Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2

The Amazon Echo Dot is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart speaker, that acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service.  The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to you.  The Dot is also an internet radio that can play thousands of internet radio … Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2



Changing WiFi Network on Amazon Echo Dot

It’s not necessary to completely erase your Amazon Echo settings in the Alexa app in order to change just the wireless network to which your Dot connects.  Armed with your tablet and the Alexa app, connecting your Dot to a different WiFi network is a breeze, as follows. We assume here that Alexa App has previously … Continue reading Changing WiFi Network on Amazon Echo Dot



How to Reset Echo Dot 2

You may decide to sell or give your Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different WiFi network.  To unlink this device from its current Amazon Alexa account, assure that it forgets the WiFi connection information stored within, and to … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 2