How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Google Home

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker.  This allows listening to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that speaker. We thus show here how to pair Victor Reader Trek with Google Home speakers that can act as Bluetooth speakers. How … Continue reading How to Pair Victor Reader Trek with Google Home





How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker

All Google Home speakers now feature a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice requests! Sometimes they refer to this timer as a sleep timer, music timer, radio timer, or podcast timer.  But no matter what you call it, it works the same for all these media sources.  In this post, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker





How to Set Sleep Timer on Original Google Home Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker now features a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! In this piece, we show how to set that sleep timer on the original Google Home smart speaker, using voice commands. You first start your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Original Google Home Speaker





How to Change WiFi on Google Home, 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 WiFi network name (SSID) or network … Continue reading How to Change WiFi on Google Home, 2018





Connecting Google Home to Honeywell Thermostats 2017

We bought a Google Home smart speaker with the Google virtual assistant, and were pleased to learn today, that Google Home now supports connecting our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)  thermostat. We checked under the smart home devices option in the Google Home App.  Honeywell is now listed there,  and it found our home thermostat we scanned for smart devices on our home network.  No … Continue reading Connecting Google Home to Honeywell Thermostats 2017





How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home

All smart speakers in the Google Home family now support Bluetooth.  They can act as Bluetooth speakers themselves. This allows you to play audio from your phone or other mobile device through them.  Indeed, you get better sound quality through a Google speaker.  So in this demo, we prepare the Google Home Mini speaker to … Continue reading How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home









How to Pause Google Home Mini

You can pause or play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows. You might pause it to stop it from playing audio when ready for bed or when taking a phone call. When paused, the speaker waits indefinitely for you to resume it.  But it forgets the paused content … Continue reading How to Pause Google Home Mini





Pairing JBL Charge 3 with Google Home Instructions

This post demonstrates how pairing JBL Charge 3 with Google Home smart speakers works. These include the original, mini, and max Google Home versions. Since this pairing happens between the Charge 3 and the Google speakers directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to establish this pairing. Pairing JBL … Continue reading Pairing JBL Charge 3 with Google Home Instructions





Google Home Power Supply Specs

We discuss the US version of the Google Home power supply for the first Google Home smart speaker below.  This supply has non folding AC prongs.   It’s flat “ribbon” cord, six feet long, and very durable.  Plus, this supply is lightweight for its 33 watt power output size. It’s a typical cube shape.  Yet it’s … Continue reading Google Home Power Supply Specs