How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers



How to Turn On Bluetooth Pairing Mode in Google Home Smart Speakers

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 Smart Speakers



How to Factory Reset Google Home Original Speaker

You can reset all of the smart speakers in the Google Home family. These include the Original Google Home, the Mini, and the Max. Thus, reset any of these to restore proper operation. This readies the speakers for transfer to another person.  Here, we show how to factory reset google home original speaker in the … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Google Home Original Speaker



Reset Google Home Mini, How To

You may decide to offer your Google Home Mini smart speaker for sale.  Or perhaps you wish to link it to a different Google account.   Then again, you might just want to connect it to a different Wi-Fi network. To do any of these things, you must first unlink this device from its current … Continue reading Reset Google Home Mini, How To



How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch

You can pause or resume play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows.  Touch and hold either the volume down area (9 o’clock) on the mini, of the volume up area (3 o’clock), but not both at the same time, until play stops (usually about a second or so … Continue reading How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch



Google Home Power Supply Specs for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

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 for the Original Google Home Smart Speaker



Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions

All current Google Home smart speakers may now be used as Bluetooth speakers, thanks to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. Here, we demonstrate how to connect your tablet or phone to a Google Home smart speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to that speaker for room-filling, astonishingly awesome sounding playback given how … Continue reading Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions



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



Google Home App Screenshots 2017

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Google Home app, run on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the devices that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing, and we’ll add more here as we add them to new posts.  … Continue reading Google Home App Screenshots 2017



How to Set the Sleep Timer on the Original Google Home Smart Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker now features a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! You first start your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, news source, or some other streaming service. Then, you ask Google Home to play the stream for only as long as … Continue reading How to Set the Sleep Timer on the Original Google Home Smart Speaker