How-tos

Your resource for how-to guides for the latest in smart home devices and services.

Amazon SMart Thermostat compatibility checker

Amazon Smart Thermostat compatibility

If you've just purchased your Amazon Smart Thermostat or are thinking of buying one, you'll need to decide whether you're up for doing the installation yourself or hiring a contractor to do the installation for you. Luckily, installation and...

Setup Amazon Alexa Smart Soap Dispenser

How to set up your Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser

The Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser provides a simple and helpful way to improve your handwashing routine and meet the CDC-recommended minimum amount of time. The Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser arrives with a fully charged battery. You won't need to...

Amazon Alexa Live Translation Mode

How to use Amazon Alexa Live Translation Mode

Amazon has annouched the release of a new live translation feautre for all echo devices called Alexa Live Translation Mode. The feature translates speech from multiple languages in real-time, similar to Google's live translation, which also translates live conversations...

Amazon Echo Loop Bluetooth

How to set up your Amazon Echo Loop smart ring

Released in October 2019, the Echo Loop is the first Alexa-enabled smart ring from Amazon. The device allows you to make/take quick calls, and give Alexa commands ony the fly without needing to take out your phone. The Echo...

Alexa Spanish

How to change Alexa’s voice, accent and language

Whether you have an Echo speaker or not, you're likely familiar with the iconic voice of Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa. Her distinct accent and tone are a staple of the Alexa brand. However, Alexa may sound different depending on...

Alexa multi-room music

How to set up Alexa Multi-Room Music

If you have multiple Amazon Echo speakers in your home, you can play music through all speakers at the same time with Alexa Multi-Room Music. Time needed: 1 minute. Take these steps to set up Multi-Room Music with the Alexa...

Amazon eero mesh WiFi system setup

How to set up your eero Mesh WiFi System (2020)

Setting up a mesh WiFi network in your home may sound like a daunting task. Luckily, the folks at eero have designed a simple and enjoyable setup process that can get you up and running in about 10 minutes....

Amazon Echo Dot with iPhone

How to use your Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker

Amazon's line of Echo speakers are filled with tonnes of helpful features. One popular way to use your Echo is to stream audio via Bluetooth from your smartphone. Before you start using your Echo as a Bluetooth speaker, you'll...

Illustration of the Amazon Echo Wall Clock. The status LED is lit orange, indicating the clock is in setup mode.

How to set up your Amazon Echo Wall Clock

The Amazon Echo Wall Clock provides a simple and useful way to visualize one or all of your Alexa timers. If you’ve just purchased one, continue reading to learn how to set up your Amazon Echo Wall Clock. Before...

Illustration of the Amazon Smart Oven sitting on top of a counter with a smartphone in the foreground displaying the Bluetooth symbol.

How to set up your Amazon Smart Oven

The Amazon Smart Oven is a convenient 4-in-1 microwave, convection oven, food warmer, and air fryer, designed to help you save time in the kitchen. It includes smart features like voice control and Alexa Annoucements when your food is...

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