How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network

How to connect Alexa to WiFi and the internet? Well, to do that the speaker must be entered into Setup mode first.  There, you choose the wireless network you’d like to have the speaker log into via the Alexa app. You can do this on either your desktop computer or mobile device.  Now below, we … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to WiFi, Different Network



Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix



How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version

This piece shows how to connect Pandora to Alexa smart speakers.  Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come with Pandora enabled by default. Indeed, Pandora will not play if not set up.  E.g. If you ask Alexa to play Pandora when not set up, she says something like: “To play a station, first register … Continue reading How to Connect Pandora to Alexa, 2018 Version



How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Google Home, 2019 Version

In this post, we show how to connect Honeywell thermostat to Google Home smart speakers.  Now we have a Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)  thermostat in the kitchen for a couple years now, and have enjoyed controlling it through the Google assistant with our voice.  So here’s what we had to do to set up … Continue reading How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Google Home, 2019 Version



How to Clear Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat

This piece covers how to clear schedule on Honeywell thermostat.  Here, we explain how to do it on the RTH9580WF t-stat.  But other models with a screen work similarly At any rate, you could clear thermostat schedules by resetting it, which also clears every other customized setting like lock screen passwords and screen color customization. … Continue reading How to Clear Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat



How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify

Here, we describe how to connect Amazon Dot to Spotify for your Echo smart speakers.  After you complete the Spotify connection, you can listen to your Spotify playlists and collections saved on your Spotify account, on any of your Amazon Dot speakers. How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify You’ll Need the Following First First, … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Dot to Spotify



How to Change Temperature Setting on Honeywell Thermostat

In this post, we cover how to change temperature setting on Honeywell thermostat, model RTH9580WF.  Now most Honeywell digital thermostats nowadays allow you to change their current temperatures right from the  Home  screen.  These thermostats typically display the  Home   screen by default, and unless the t-stat is locked, you can adjust the current temperature simply by … Continue reading How to Change Temperature Setting on Honeywell Thermostat



How to Clear Settings on Honeywell Thermostat

This piece covers how to clear settings on Honeywell thermostat.  Here, we cover how to do it on a Honeywell RTH9580WF model.  But other models with a screen work similarly At any rate, you clear thermostat settings by resetting it, which also clears lock screen passwords and screen color customizations et al. Clearing settings restores … Continue reading How to Clear Settings on Honeywell Thermostat



How to Reset Echo Alexa Smart Speakers

A full reset Echo Alexa routine is needed sometimes.  Why?   Because perhaps you desire to sell your old Echo device. Or perhaps you just want to connect your speaker to a new Amazon account, or to another WiFi network. So, with those needs to consider, this post details how to reset Echo Alexa assistant … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Alexa Smart Speakers



How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home Speakers

We instruct here how to pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home speakers. These Google models include the original, mini, and max versions. Since this pairing happens directly between the Wonderboom and the Home Google speakers, there’s no need to turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this pairing. How to … Continue reading How to Pair UE Wonderboom with Google Home Speakers