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 Original Google Home Smart Speaker 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 Original Google Home Smart Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker



Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does

The Google Home smart speaker now offers the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  You can connect your iPad, iPod, or other Bluetooth audio source  to the Google Home speaker, and then play music on your device, and have it come out of the Google speaker. However, there still appears to be no way … Continue reading Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does



Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Bluetooth speaker because perhaps you are unable to discover it from other Bluetooth devices. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way. Sometimes the connection information stored inside the Dot can become corrupt, and a factory reset is the only way to restore it to a known-good state.  Indeed, … Continue reading Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions



Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions

You may wish to factory reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps. Resetting unlinks the Echo Dot from its current Amazon … Continue reading Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions



Alexa Spotify Commands List for Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot Speakers

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



Google Home Smart Speaker Vs. Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of intelligent speakers coupled with virtual assistants has arrived, and the competition is hot currently, for who can create the most useful features and benefits as quickly as possible.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa virtual assistants, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, grow smarter and smarter with each … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Vs. Alexa Smart Speaker Features



How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot speaker if it starts behaving strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on. However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker



Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers

The Amazon Echo speakers, including the Tap, Dot, and the original Echo and its 2nd generation incarnation, are jampacked with an ever-growing list of helpful Alexa features and skills. Further, all of these features help make our hectic days a little less hectic.  Some of the most useful Alexa features we’ve discovered follow. Physical Echo … Continue reading Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers



How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings

Note that if you’re just trying to correct strange behavior of the Amazon Echo speaker, a complete factory reset may be too drastic a measure because a full hard reset means that you’ll have to completely reconfigure your speaker to connect to your Wi-Fi network, which Amazon account it’s registered under, and several other settings … Continue reading How to Reset Amazon Echo Gen 1 Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings