How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker

The smaller Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Generation 2 smart speakers now provide a useful sleep timer function that you can command with your voice! Ask Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or other streaming service. Then, once the broadcast is playing, ask her play for only as long as you wish, … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker



How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with your voice! You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play the stream … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker



How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Gen 2 smart speaker.  Why?   Because perhaps you wish to sell your old one to another. Or maybe you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a new wireless network. So, with those tasks in mind, this post covers how … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings



Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and even the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this intelligent speaker.  We’ve put all those photos together here in one place, for quick and easy viewing and perusing. Echo Gen 2 Speaker Packaging Pictures     … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default Settings

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Dot speaker because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps. Resetting unlinks the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default Settings



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



Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions

You may wish to factory reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps. Resetting unlinks the Echo Dot from its current Amazon … Continue reading Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions



How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot speaker if it starts behaving strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on. However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker



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



Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2

The Amazon Echo Dot is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart speaker, that acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to you.  The Dot is also an internet radio that can play thousands of internet radio … Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2