Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa

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

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

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 much … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers

Echo Spotify Commands List for Amazon Echo Speakers

Through Echo smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Echo to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and Spot speakers work well with Spotify. They give access to all your Spotify content.  Just ask. … Continue reading Echo Spotify Commands List for Amazon Echo Speakers

AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa

Here, we give the AC adapter specs for Amazon Echo generation 1 Alexa speaker.  Now the US version of this power adapter has non folding AC prongs.  It has a six-foot long attached cord, and is quite light for its 21 watt power output.  It’s square yet modest width and height allows easy fitting into … Continue reading AC Adapter Specs for Amazon Echo Generation 1 Alexa

Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker

Not too complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. This post demos unpacking the Echo Dot 2nd Gen speaker.  It also covers connecting it to power. Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker, What’s On the Box For our vision impaired and blind … Continue reading Unpacking Echo Dot 2nd Gen Speaker

How to Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker

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 How to Use Echo Dot as Bluetooth Speaker

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

Set Up Pandora on Alexa Instructions

We show here how to set up Pandora on Alexa.  Why?  Because Alexa devices do not come 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, … Continue reading Set Up Pandora on Alexa Instructions

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