How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your original Google Home speaker. Or, the smart speaker does not show as connected in the Google Home app. Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network. These situations can occur if you’ve changed your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) or network … Continue reading How to Change Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker, Updated for 2018



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker

While we have not yet received our Google Home Max voice activated speaker, we suspect that the procedure for changing / updating the Wi-Fi network to which it connects, is very similar to how it’s done on the other Google Home smart speakers, such as the Home and the Mini.  So, here, we’ll rewrite the … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Mini Smart Speaker

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your Google Home Mini smart speaker. Or, you may notice that your speaker device is not listed in the Google Home app. Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network, unless it is online (i.e. connected successfully to your network with … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Mini Smart Speaker



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Spotify Commands List

Through the Google Home assistant via the Google Home speaker, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Google Home to play a song, and album, or a public playlist or one of your own private playlists.  Google home works quite well with Spotify, giving you access to all your specific Spotify account content, just by asking. … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Spotify Commands List



How to Reboot Original Google Home Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Google Home speaker if it begins behaving erratically, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits strange noises and so on.  Always try a speaker restart first, as this often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting your speaker.   Google Home Speaker Reboot … Continue reading How to Reboot Original Google Home Smart Speaker



Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions

If you’re a Pandora streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Pandora internet radio station library to play on your Google Home smart speaker.  With a few uncomplicated setup steps, you’ll gain full access via voice commands to your Pandora content through your speaker.  And, if you’re new … Continue reading Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions



Spotify Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Google Home smart speaker.  However, Google Home will not play Spotify recordings until you link it up with a (free at least) Spotify account.  Indeed, with a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions



Changing Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your Google Home speaker.  Or, you may notice that your speaker device does not show as connected in the Google Home app.  Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network, unless it is online (i.e. connected successfully to your  network with internet access).  These situations can occur … Continue reading Changing Wi-Fi Network on Original Google Home Smart Speaker



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 … Continue reading Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!