How to Reset Amazon Echo 1 Speaker

Some problems you can fix with just booting the speaker. But when you must reset, come here to see how to reset the Amazon Echo Gen 1 smart speaker. But If you just want to fix strange errors on the speaker though, a reset may be too drastic.  Why?  Because a full hard reset means … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Echo 1 Speaker

Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers

  Do you need Amazon Prime to use Echo speakers?  Well, you cannot play music from Amazon Prime Music without a Prime package. But even without Prime, the Alexa speakers can play several other media sources. Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers You do not need Amazon Prime to to get … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers

Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to update Amazon Echo firmware on many of the Alexa Echo smart speakers.  Further, they typically update quickly on their own as Amazon releases new firmware.  Usually occurs within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days of release.  But you can update your speaker right away, like … Continue reading Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions

Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version

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. In this piece we offer instructions on Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa speakers. With a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version

How to Connect Alexa to Internet, Connecting Amazon Echo Speakers

Here, we show how to connect Alexa to internet, using the Amazon Alexa Echo Spot talking video speaker to demonstrate this. See the Related Posts section for links to posts that show how to connect most of the other Echo speakers as well.  Now keep in mind that you need not completely erase your Alexa … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to Internet, Connecting Amazon Echo Speakers

How to Find Echo Spot IP Address, for Amazon Alexa Spot Speaker

In this post, we run through how to find Echo Spot IP address, using the Spot’s touchscreen, and navigating through its menu options.  Since the Echo Spot allows access to this information on its own screen, you need consult neither your router nor the Alexa app to map the MAC ID to an IP address.  … Continue reading How to Find Echo Spot IP Address, for Amazon Alexa Spot Speaker

Alexa Echo Subwoofer Setup Instructions for Amazon Echo Sub Speaker

This piece discusses what you’ll need for Alexa Echo Subwoofer setup and the steps to take to accomplish that.  Note that this sub woofer does not operate in stand-alone mode.  In fact, to make it play, you must pair it with at least one, or preferably two, compatible Amazon Echo speakers.  These include the Echo … Continue reading Alexa Echo Subwoofer Setup Instructions for Amazon Echo Sub Speaker

How to Pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo Speakers, 2019

This post demonstrates how to pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo and Echo Dot speakers. These instructions include the Echo Dot generations 1, 2, and 3 smart speakers. And, since this pairing happens directly between the Xtreme and the Echo Dots, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to … Continue reading How to Pair JBL Xtreme with Amazon Alexa Echo Speakers, 2019

Restart Amazon Echo Instructions, How to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker

Use these restart Amazon Echo instructions to help correct some unusual symptoms that your Amazon Echo First Gen smart speaker tower may exhibit. Restarting Differs from Resetting Also not that RESTARTING the Amazon Echo is different from RESETTING it back to factory default state.  By restarting, we mean just rebooting the Amazon Echo Gen 1. … Continue reading Restart Amazon Echo Instructions, How to Restart Amazon Echo Speaker

Deregister Echo Dot Instructions, How to Deregister Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Speakers

You might wish to run these deregister Echo Dot instructions if you’re getting rid of a Dot speaker.  Perhaps you’re upgrading to a later model Alexa Dot.  Or, as was the case in this scenario, we bought a new Dot for a sister, but forgot to mark it as a gift in our Amazon cart.  … Continue reading Deregister Echo Dot Instructions, How to Deregister Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Speakers