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 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





Connect Pandora to Echo Dot, How To

This post offers hints on how to connect Pandora to Echo Dot smart speakers. Note that Echo Dot speakers do not come with Pandora turned on by default. That is, Pandora will not play if not first connected to your Echo Dot account. E.g. If you ask a Dot to play Pandora when not properly … Continue reading Connect Pandora to Echo Dot, How To





Connect Echo Dot to WiFi, How To

This piece shows how to connect Echo Dot to new WiFi network.  It lists what you’ll need to get your new Echo Dot Alexa speaker up and running on the internet.  You need to do this when you first set up a brand new Dot, when someone gives you a used one, or when you … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to WiFi, How To





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





Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot Alexa, How To

Can you connect JBL speaker to Echo Dot?  Yes, indeed you can!  The Echo Dot Gens 2 and 3 speakers feature an auxiliary (AUX) output jack. Plus, many JBL speakers have an AUX Input jack.  Most of these are 3.5mm female audio receptacles.  To connect the Dot and JBL speakers via cable, all you need … Continue reading Connect JBL Speaker to Echo Dot Alexa, How To





Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To

You use your Echo Dot speaker as a Bluetooth speaker. But you can also connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth speaker as well.  That is, you can then hear Echo Dot audio through that external Bluetooth speaker, wirelessly. We show here how to pair an Echo Dot 2 speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker, How To





Connect Echo Dot to Internet, How To

This piece demos how to connect Echo Dot to internet.  It lists what you’ll need to get your new Dot speaker up and running on the internet.  You must do this when… Setting up a brand new Echo Dot. Someone gives you a used Dot and you wish to use it in your home. You … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to Internet, How To