Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

In this demo, we show how to use Echo Dot as a Bluetooth speaker, linked to an iPad Air tablet. This lets us play any audio that the iPad is playing, through the Amazon Dot. You might do this if you connect your Dot to your home stereo system for its great sound. And you … Continue reading Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





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 Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and the original package, for the many posts we’re writing about this device.  We’ve put all those photos in one place here in our Amazon Echo 2 picture gallery, for quick viewing and browsing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures … Continue reading Amazon Echo 2 Picture Gallery, Alexa Photos Images





Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016

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 t-stat.  It turns out that this is true.  Connecting Amazon … Continue reading Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats, 2016





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





Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen, How To

Shows how to adjust volume on Amazon Echo smart speaker, in a couple ways. You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume with voice commands. Or you may rotate the outer ring on speaker top. Details follow. How to Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo  with Voice Commands One way to adjust volume … Continue reading Adjust Volume on Amazon Echo 1st Gen, How To





Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup Instructions

This article outlines what you’ll need for Echo Dot 2nd Generation setup. We cover the steps in doing it as well as how to test out your speaker after you finish setup. What You’ll Need Before Starting Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup 1. A WiFi Internet Connection None of the Echo devices built to date … Continue reading Echo Dot 2nd Generation Setup Instructions





Reboot Echo Dot 2 Alexa Speaker Instructions

You may wish to reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot speaker if it behaves strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on. However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading Reboot Echo Dot 2 Alexa Speaker Instructions





Amazon Echo Reset Button, Where to Find It

The Amazon Echo reset button on the generation one (original) Alexa Echo smart speaker is found on the underside of the unit.  See this pointed at by the purple arrow in the next picture. The button is easy to get to, once you turn the speaker upside down. Just sit the speaker, top side down, … Continue reading Amazon Echo Reset Button, Where to Find It





Alexa Echo Subwoofer Setup Instructions for Amazon Echo Sub

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