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How to update an Amazon Echo or Echo Show

Everything needs updating from time to time. Be that your phone or tablet, laptop or smartwatch, TV or smart speaker. Everything with smart features will likely need semi-regular software updates that add features or iron out bugs. In the case of the Amazon Echo, knowing if you have the latest updates or even triggering them...

How to create Amazon Echo speaker groups using the Alexa app

Smart speakers have become so ubiquitous lately that a lot of households have more than one speaker set up for playing music or controlling other smart home devices. Amazon's Echo speakers are quite popular in this regard as they can be easily paired with one another to create groups and play music in multiple rooms...

How to pair Amazon Echo speakers and Echo Sub to a Fire TV for home cinema

The Amazon Echo family comprises some of the best smart speakers you can get, but they're not limited to working just on their own. Not only can you pair up two of them in a stereo pair, add an Echo Sub, or create multi-room setups, but you can also power a home cinema experience. Much like...

How to change the Wi-Fi network on an Amazon Echo and Echo Show

A working Wi-Fi connection is an essential part of owning an Amazon Echo. Without it you can't really do, well, anything. So when it comes to the time you get a new wireless router, for example, it's important to get moved over as quickly as possible. Especially if your Echo and Alexa are central to...

Is the Amazon Echo Sub worth buying over other speakers in 2022?

Amazon has a vast array of smart speakers and other home devices. There are many ways to get Amazon's virtual assistant into your home, and the list of these Alexa-enabled devices continues to keep growing. If you haven't been paying attention to Amazon's ever-evolving lineup of Echo devices, then the Echo Sub may have flown...

The Amazon Echo Flex is so cheap, it’s the perfect starter smart home device

I've written previously that the Amazon Echo Dot is the cheapest smart speaker from the company that you would want to buy. While I stand by that, I'm also not afraid to admit that it's quite harsh on the Echo Flex. The crucial difference is that only one of these two is good for listening...

How to reset an Amazon Echo smart speaker or Echo Show smart display

No matter how smart tech gets, there will always be a situation where you would need to perform a reset. Whether it's to sell it or dispose of it safely, or just to fix some annoying issues, being able to reset a device is a fundamental feature. When it comes to the Amazon Echo, it's...

These are the Best Smart Speakers to buy in 2022

The world of connected smart home products is incredibly exciting and constantly growing. But for many, their introduction into the space comes through a smart speaker. And there are good reasons for that, not least that today's best smart speakers are the most easily accessible and user-friendly pieces of smart home equipment. They're designed to...

Amazon UK’s summer sale is the perfect time to score big discounts on Amazon Echo speakers

Amazon Prime Day isn't until mid-July but that hasn't stopped the online giant from putting out some early summer deals on its hardware. In the UK right now there are some big discounts to be had on the Amazon Echo range. It's a golden opportunity to snag some of the best smart speakers around at...

How to create a Stereo Speaker Pair with Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo range makes up some of the best smart speakers you can buy, and they're designed to be great on their own. But you don't have to settle for just using one. They're awesome for multi-room music. And likewise, you can pair two up and enjoy stereo audio. This is good for music...

How to listen to Apple Podcasts on the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo can be the center of your home entertainment. And that includes listening to podcasts as well as music or the audio from your Fire TV. Podcasts are a great alternative to digital radio stations and on the Amazon Echo, you have a number of options on where to get them from. If you...

How to link Zigbee devices to the Amazon Echo

When it comes to controlling a smart home with an Amazon Echo, the first thought is using Alexa. Besides being the voice of the Echo, the Alexa platform contains support for an absurd quantity of smart home hardware. If it's connected, there's a pretty good chance it's connected to Alexa. Using Alexa isn't the only way,...