How to Pair JBL Flip 4 with Amazon Echo Dot Speakers

This post demonstrates how to pair JBL Flip 4 with Amazon Echo Dot speakers.  These include the generation 1 and generation 2 Echo Dot speaker versions.  Since this pairing happens between the Flip 4 and the Echo Dot devices, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Flip 4 with Amazon Echo Dot Speakers



How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers

The Amazon Echo Dot talking speakers need a factory reset every so often. This restores them to out-of-box, factory default state. Factory resetting them also fixes many weird behaviors they might show. So here, we tell you how to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Why? Because also, it prepares them for sale to … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers



Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers

Play Spotify music on your Alexa speaker with the following Amazon Alexa Spotify commands.  But first, link your Alexa account to your Spotify Premium account. For a detailed explanation of how to do that, see our post Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices. Control your Spotify music playing with your voice!  E.g. Ask … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Spotify Commands for Echo Smart Speakers



What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers

What is Amazon XXX?  What is Amazon XXX?  This is a special Wi-Fi network that Amazon smart speakers create during setup.  The smart speaker itself becomes the access point of this network.  Then, a device running the Alexa app connects to this amazon xxx network.  Next, it sends user preferred settings to the speaker.  The … Continue reading What Is Amazon XXX in Amazon Echo Speakers



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



Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers

You do not need to have an Amazon Prime membership in order to use the Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers.  While a Prime membership may entitle you to discounts from shipping when purchasing said speakers, grants you access to the Amazon Prime Music service, and while you might be able to buy an Amazon Music … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers



Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Echo gen 1 smart speaker, and its power plug, for the various posts we’re writing about this smart speaker.  We’ve placed all those photos here in this post, for quick and easy viewing. The Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker, Playing a Song First, this speaker is a tall … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Picture Gallery



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