Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

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 … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It

Where is the Echo Dot reset button?  Well, the answer depends on which Dot you’re asking about. Gen 1 Echo Dot Reset Button Location First off, on the 1st generation Echo Dot, find this button on the under side (the bottom) of the unit.  Specifically, the Amazon page Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot … Continue reading Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It





How to Charge JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

Here’s how to charge JBL Xtreme portable Bluetooth speaker through its  protected DC input power port and the included 19 volt power adapter. How to Charge JBL Xtreme Summary In short, first, we suggest that you charge the Xtreme with the included JBL charger. Why? Because this charger meets the speaker’s current needs, and is … Continue reading How to Charge JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker





Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers

Do you need Amazon Prime to use Echo speakers?  Well, you cannot play music from Amazon Prime Music without a Prime package. But even without Prime, the Alexa speakers can play several other media sources. Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Smart Speakers You do not need Amazon Prime to to get much … Continue reading Do You Need Amazon Prime to Use Echo Speakers





Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017

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, 2017





How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018

This post covers how to play music from PC on Google Home speakers.  Why would you want to do this?  Well, maybe you have some local audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to cast them to your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the Google Home, Google … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018





Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, now functions as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we show how to pair your tablet or phone to Google Home via Bluetooth. Then, you can send audio to Google Home for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. Intro … Continue reading Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





Echo Spotify Commands for Amazon Echo Speakers

Through Echo smart speakers, you can control your music listening on Spotify with your voice!  Ask Echo to play a song, and album, or a public or one of your own playlists.  Yes, the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and Spot speakers work well with Spotify. They give access to all your Spotify content.  Just ask. … Continue reading Echo Spotify Commands for Amazon Echo Speakers





Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of smart speaker virtual assistants is here. Indeed, the competition is hot currently. Vendors want to create the most useful features as fast as they.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa speakers, with their machine learning, grow smarter all the time.  The cloud hardware for them is growing faster too. … Continue reading Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features





Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot

We cover the AC power adapter specs for Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 smart speaker here.  It is an often seen medium-current USB switching power supply.  The detachable cord has a female A style USB connector with the usual USB wattage. See it in the next picture. The US version of this USB power supply … Continue reading Echo Dot 2 Power Adapter Specs, Alexa 2nd Gen Dot