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Echo Dot Setup – A Complete Tutorial [Gen 5]
Amazon Alexa

Echo Dot Setup – A Complete Tutorial [Gen 5]

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through setting up your Echo Dot 5th generation. It’s a straightforward process, and we’ll cover each step to ensure your Echo Dot is up and running with Alexa in no time. We’ve also included our video tutorial if you’d prefer that method. Enjoy! (Skip to 5th Echo Dot Setup…

A home office setup photo with multiple Alexa-compatible devices placed on a wooden desk. The devices are illuminated with blue LED lights to emphasize their connectivity.
Amazon Alexa | Smart Home Basics

Alexa Compatible Devices: Top Picks List [2023]

This is our current and up-to-date Alexa-compatible devices list for 2023. If it’s on this list, it works with Alexa. Each product link will take you to view Amazon’s current pricing. Things to look out for: Alexa Compatible Devices Category Product Name Description Smart Bulbs Philips Hue LEDs Premium bulbs, excellent color and temperature control,…

Smart Home Technology Guide Featured Image featuring family on the couch with smart phone controlling lighting.
Smart Home Basics

Smart Home Technology: An Introductory Guide

The smart home industry is fast growing and it’s quickly changing the way people live their everyday lives. With the added convenience, comfort, and security, I know it certainly has changed mine. Smart home technologies have made life in my household both easier and more efficient to say the least. You can control your lights…

Blink Sync Module 1 vs 2
Smart Home Security

Blink Sync Module 1 vs 2 – What’s The Difference?

If you’re new to Blink Cameras you might find yourself wondering the difference between the Blink Sync Module 1 and the Blink Sync Module 2. Heck, you might wonder what it even does! In this comprehensive article, we’ll delve into the key differences between the original Sync Module and the Sync Module 2, ensuring that…

Blink cameras with Amazon Echo Show
Amazon Alexa | Smart Home Security

How to Connect Blink to Alexa | Everything You Need To Know

If you’re using Alexa as your smart home assistant, Blink security Cameras are an excellent safeguard to add to any smart home. And, with Amazon now owning Blink, they integrate seamlessly into the Alexa ecosystem. In this article, we’re going to explain how to connect Blink to Alexa and help you navigate any additional features…

Using Apple TV on Android
Smart Home Entertainment

The Complete Guide to Accessing Apple TV+ on Android Devices

In an ever-evolving landscape of video streaming services, Apple TV+ has become well-known for its exclusive, high-quality content.  With that in mind, as an Android user, you may wonder if you can access Apple TV on your Android device? Fortunately, Android users can enjoy Apple TV+, but not in the same seamless way as an…

Blink Outdoor Floodlight Camera
Smart Home Security

Blink Outdoor Cameras: Hands-On Analysis & Review [2023]

View Outdoor Blink Camera Options WiFi cameras have become a popular way to add an additional layer of security to your home’s exterior. One of the best options currently is Blink Cams. But are they any good? Well, in an effort to put this question to rest, we’ve spent months of testing to bring you…

Echo Show 15 displaying Spotify Connect with Alexa
Amazon Alexa

Alexa and Spotify Connect: Smart Streaming With Echo Devices

You probably know by now that Echo smart speakers are powered by Alexa, Amazon’s reigning digital voice assistant. Take that and add Spotify, the dominant service for digital audio streaming, and the result is nothing short of luxurious. Whether your goal is to play your favorite Spotify playlist through a single Echo smart speaker or…

Can You Use A TV As A Computer Monitor?
Smart Home Entertainment

Can You Use A TV As A Computer Monitor? | Here’s What You Should Know

As a child, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why computer monitors weren’t used interchangeably with TVs. After all, they do basically the same thing, right? To me, I thought the television and the computer should be all part of the same system. Now, this was back when households usually only had…

2 Guys Setting Up 2 Wifi Networks In One House
Smart Home Basics

Setting Up 2 WiFi Networks In One House | Router Configurations

Setting up 2 WiFi networks in one house can be beneficial in several scenarios. You may want to extend your WiFi range or limit access to certain parts of your network, for instance. Are these WiFi configurations possible, and will they cause any problems with your home network or internet connection? It is not only…