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



How to Unlink Spotify from Google Home Speaker

Here, we cover how to unlink Spotify from Google Home speaker devices.  You may wish unlink (remove, delete) your Spotify account from a Google Home Speaker because either: You’ve cancelled your Spotify subscription, and just want to get rid of its remnants from your Google Home app settings, to minimize clutter. You’re giving the device to your parent, and wish to prevent him / … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Google Home Speaker



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Review

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home Smart Speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can play hundreds of internet radio stations from TuneIn, … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Review



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



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help

This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection.  None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network.  Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help



How to Reset Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings

You may decide to sell or give your Google Home smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Google account, or connect it to a different Wi-Fi network. To unlink this device from its current Google account, to assure that it forgets the Wi-Fi connection information stored within, and to restore it to factory default (fresh … Continue reading How to Reset Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Factory Default Settings



Unboxing Original Google Home Voice Activated Speaker

Not difficult packaging for the Google Home voice activated speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and make ready  for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Google Home smart speaker comes in a solid, heavy box that slides apart into two pieces, with a picture of the unit on the front, as pictured next.  The front and sides are white … Continue reading Unboxing Original Google Home Voice Activated Speaker



Connecting Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats

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 Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats