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





Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker.  Alexa then starts listening for a follow-up command / question.  The wake word is how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Change Echo Dot Wake Word, How To





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





Reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa Speaker, How To

Here, we demo how to reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen speaker.  So why would you ever do this?  Well, you may decide to sell or give your Dot 3 to another person.  Or link it to a different Amazon account.  Or connect it to a different WiFi network.  In all these cases, resetting is the … Continue reading Reset Echo Dot 3rd Gen Alexa Speaker, How To





Restart Alexa Echo Dot, How To Restart Amazon Dot

We show here how to restart Echo Dot Amazon Alexa speakers.   Restarting, otherwise known as rebooting, often corrects unusual symptoms that these  devices may have. How to Restart Alexa Echo Dot with No Power Button Since none of the Echo Dots issued has a power on / off button, you restart these Alexas by unplugging … Continue reading Restart Alexa Echo Dot, How To Restart Amazon Dot





Echo Dot 2 Buttons Guide, How to Use Them

The Amazon Alexa Dot 2nd generation speaker features several buttons and a light ring around its top.  Here, we explain these Echo Dot 2 Buttons and input and output ports.  We show where each one is on the Dot 2. Then, we describe what each button / plug is for, and when to press them … Continue reading Echo Dot 2 Buttons Guide, How to Use Them





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