How to Pair Original Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, may now be used as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we illustrate how to connect your tablet or phone to this speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to the speaker for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. We’d … Continue reading How to Pair Original Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does

The Google Home smart speaker now offers the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  You can connect your iPad, iPod, or other Bluetooth audio source  to the Google Home speaker, and then play music on your device, and have it come out of the Google speaker. However, there still appears to be no way … Continue reading Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does



Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Bluetooth speaker because perhaps you are unable to discover it from other Bluetooth devices. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way. Sometimes the connection information stored inside the Dot can become corrupt, and a factory reset is the only way to restore it to a known-good state.  Indeed, … Continue reading Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions



Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!

Update: 2017-11-29: The original Google Home smart speaker now supports Bluetooth.  So, as of the summer of 2017, you can now use the Google Home speaker as a Bluetooth speaker as well. The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t connect … Continue reading Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!



Pairing Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker as Bluetooth Speaker

In this demo, we’re going to connect (pair) the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker to an iPad Air tablet, such that the Dot becomes a Bluetooth speaker, allowing us to play any audio that the iPad is playing, through the Amazon Dot. You might do this if you have your Dot connected to your home … Continue reading Pairing Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker as Bluetooth Speaker