Is Sonos Worth it?

Is Sonos Worth it?

Is Sono’s Worth it? We go through all the features of the sonos speaker and why the Sono’s speakers are worth the premium price for your home audio system. I’ve had a Sono’s in my home for years and with every month if feels like Sono’s is adding additional functionality and services. Sono’s now works with Amazon Alexa giving you full voice control of your home. The Sono’s One & Sonos Beam both have amazon alexa built into the speaker and are fully integrated with the alexa smart services. Is Sonos worth it? Our vote is an resounding yes.

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How to link Alexa to Spotify: Alexa Spotify Commands

How to link Alexa to Spotify: Alexa Spotify Commands

Alexa Spotify Commands will make listening to music even easier. We review how to link Alexa to Spotify and the common Alexa commands you can use while listening to music on your Alexa Echo smart speaker while streaming Spotify. There is not a Spotify skill in the amazon Alexa skill store. You link the Spotify service by choosing it under the music, movies and media menu tab, then follow the Spotify login instructions to connect Alexa to Spotify.

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Does the nest X yale lock work with Amazon Alexa?

Does the nest X yale lock work with Amazon Alexa?

Does the nest smart lock work with alexa? No, the nest x yale smart lock does not currently work with Alexa, but the google home mini does allow for full voice command control of the nest x yale smart lock. We cover all of the nest devices you can connect to alexa and what nest devices don’t work with amazon alexa. Currently the nest thermostat, nest cameras and nest smart doorbell all work with amazon alexa. The nest protect smoke detectors, and nest security system don’t work with alexa.

If you want to have voice control of your nest x yale smart lock you will need to use either a google home device or you can download the google assistant app on your phone for full voice control of the nest x yale smart lock. With voice commands you can lock your nest smart lock or check to see if the nest lock is unlocked or locked.

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What transformer should I use with The Ring Doorbell Pro?

What transformer should I use with The Ring Doorbell Pro?

Learn what transformers you can use that are compatible with the Ring Pro Video Doorbell. We teach you what you need to know to identify the voltage of your existing doorbell transformer and what tools to use to upgrade your transformer to be compatible with the Ring Pro Doorbell. The Ring Pro Doorbell requires that the transformer supply between 16-24V AC to function properly. Depending on your existing doorbell setup you will need to upgrade to a 16V-30VA transformer or a 24V-40VA transformer for the Ring Doorbell Pro. www.onehoursmarthome.com

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Does Alexa work with the nest hello doorbell?

Does Alexa work with the nest hello doorbell?

Does Alexa work with the nest hello smart video doorbell? Yes and No. We show you how you can connect your nest hello smart video doorbell to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the nest hello video doorbell and what it can’t do with the Amazon Alexa. There is an alternative you can connect your google home mini to the nest hello if you want to use your google home mini as a chime for your nest doorbell.

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What is the best WiFi router to use with nest?

What is the best WiFi router to use with nest?

What is the best WiFi router to use with nest devices? Everyone wants fast reliable WiFi and with more home connected devices on home networks than ever before it’s important to have a system that works, is easy to set up and will be reliable. We provide our recommendation on the best WiFi system to use for your home and with internet connected devices such as the nest hello video doorbell, nest outdoor cameras and the nest IQ camera.

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Does the nest thermostat work well for people who travel?

Does the nest thermostat work well for people who travel?

Yes, it works great! The nest thermostat has a motion sensor in it that helps detect when you are home and turn the thermostat down accordingly to save you energy. You can also manually set the thermostat to away from the thermostat or from your smart phone, you don't really need to do this though because the Nest will automatically figure out that you are gone and adjust your temperature settings to save you energy and money.  On the app it lets you know that you have been saving energy while away with a logo of a house and a man walking out the door as shown in the screenshot below. With new upgrades to the app the nest also uses your GPS position to help make the home/away mode more accurate. 

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