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





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 Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

Here, we describe how to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify for your Echo smart speakers.  After you complete the Spotify connection, you can listen to your Spotify playlists and collections saved on your Spotify account, on any of your Amazon Dot speakers. How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify You’ll Need the Following First First, … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify





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





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, 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





Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, Amazon Alexa Dot 2

In this Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, we explore the Amazon Alexa Dot  speaker.  This is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart assistant. It acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service. Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review Summary The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers … Continue reading Echo Dot 2nd Generation Review, Amazon Alexa Dot 2





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