How to Pair Google Home Mini Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The Google Home Mini smart speaker, pictured above, may now be used as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. In this post, we show how to connect your tablet or phone to this speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to the speaker for room-filling, surprisingly awesome sounding playback … Continue reading How to Pair Google Home Mini Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



How to Pair Google Home Device as a Bluetooth Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, may now be used as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we illustrate how to connect your tablet or phone to this speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to the speaker for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. We’d … Continue reading How to Pair Google Home Device as a Bluetooth Speaker



Changing Wi-Fi Network on 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 Google Home Smart Speaker



Pairing Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!

The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t connect your iPad to the Google speaker via Bluetooth and then play music on your iPad and have it come out of the Google speaker.  Nor can you pair an external Bluetooth speaker … Continue reading Pairing Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!



Unboxing 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 Google Home Voice Activated Speaker



Unboxing and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker

Not terribly complicated packaging for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.  Very simple to unbox, power up, and prepare it for setup. For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Echo Dot comes in a blue box, graduating shades of blue actually, that turns from deep sky blue at the top, to a sort of … Continue reading Unboxing and Connecting Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Smart Speaker



Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2

The Amazon Echo Dot is a WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart speaker, that acts as the front end for Amazon’s Alexa voice service.  The Echo Dot can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to you.  The Dot is also an internet radio that can play thousands of internet radio … Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker Review, Gen 2



How to Reset Echo Dot 1

Now that the 1st Generation Amazon Echo Dot is no longer the most recent version of this smart speaker, you may wish to reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell or gift yours to another person. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different wireless network.  So, … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 1