Tag: Alexa

Alexa Beat Cortana … or is about to.

Alexa Beat Cortana … or is about to.

If you haven’t heard, Microsoft is stopping development, support, and roll out of Cortana in several regional markets around the world. Great Britain, Australia, Germany, ... Read More

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

A few videos and posts ago, we made a new Holiday sensor that would use Wolfram Alpha API to give us the days until a ... Read More

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

I have mine sitting on my desk already BUT for those of you who haven’t made the choice to buy the $50 Echo Auto, this ... Read More

Alexa, Home Assistant and Nabu Casa

Alexa, Home Assistant and Nabu Casa

Every so often, it is good to do some maintenance items to keep things running smoothly.  This video and post will detail what I do ... Read More

Unboxing the Echo Show 5 and Setup

Unboxing the Echo Show 5 and Setup

Today we are unboxing and setting up the new Echo Show 5 we purchased during Prime Day for the bedroom.  This smart home device is ... Read More

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

I was pretty excited when they announced Amazon Guard way back in September 2018.  I’m doubly excited now that it has finally been rolled out ... Read More

Amazon Discontinues the Dash Button

Amazon Discontinues the Dash Button

Another Internet of Things device bites the dust.  Amazon announced today it will discontinue selling the Dash Buttons.  These silly little Wi-Fi buttons were originally ... Read More

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

I have been using input booleans in my Home Assistant set up from the very start.  They basically just become virtual switches that allow you ... Read More

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Clickbait? Sure.. ;) But interesting nonetheless I think.  With 2018 drawing to an end, I was thinking about how Amazon is absolutely crushing and dominating ... Read More

Automate your home using Amazon Routines! No Software Needed!

Automate your home using Amazon Routines! No Software Needed!

Home Automation is amazing!  I am personally a huge fan of Home Assistant for all my automation needs but it is not a one size ... Read More