Prime day is one of the biggest shopping holidays on the planet and the deals that Amazon and it’s sellers provide can offer real values to customers. So why does Amazon and it’s independent sellers offer such incredible deals on Prime Day?
We think it’s because of the massive wave of traffic caused by Prime Day known ad the “Prime Day Spike.” The Prime Day spike offers a huge influx of traffic on both Prime Day and the days leading up to Prime Day that Amazon and it’s sellers can discount their goods to offer amazing deals because of the large volume of buyers searching for deals.
Unlike other shopping holidays throughout the year where thousands of merchants are all competing for your attention, on Prime Day, there is only one merchant who has the whole worlds attention, Amazon.
You can see the 2018 Prime Day spike below and the impact that it can have on traffic and sales.
Typically on Prime Day we’ve seen the everything discounted but some of the best deals from the Prime Day spike are on Amazon devices or devices from companies that Amazon has acquired like Ring, and Ecobee.
You can click here to see the latest deals being shown on Amazon.com but we also recommend checking in on the following Amazon devices durring prime day to see if there are any secret deals. Often times Amazon will offer combination deals with extra devices thrown in when you purchase a smart home device that works with Alexa.
In this post we cover Alexa spotify commands and how to connect spotify to Alexa. With Alexa Spotify commands you can control use voice commands to play your spotify music on Alexa.
In this post we cover the best smart light switches for Alexa. With smart light switches that work with Alexa you can control your smart light switches using your voice and Alexa commands. When you connect your smart light switches to Alexa you can set groups, create routines and set schedules. Adding Alexa control to your smart switches can increase the functionality of your home and add value.
We teach you what you need to know about smart lighting for Alexa so that you can find the perfect Alexa Light Switch for your home.
We compare the New Echo Show 5 vs the Echo Show. We help you decide which Echo Voice assistant with a touch screen is right for you. The Echo Show 5 is essentially a slimmed down version of the Echo Show with a few key differences that we review.
The Echo Show 5 is packed with all of the same great features that Alexa voice assistants are known for with a few extra updates that could make it the perfect small format Alexa Echo Device voice assistant.
What is Super Alexa Mode? Is Super Alexa Mode dangerous? We teach you everything you need to know about Super Alexa mode and what to do if your Alexa device is put into Super Alexa Mode.
Super Alexa Mode will work on all Alexa devices including the Echo Show 5 and Echo Dot devices. On the Echo Show or Echo Show 5 your Alexa device will actually display something when the device is put into Super Alexa Mode which makes it even more interesting.
We also teach you the exact command to use to put your Echo device into Super Alexa mode. The Super Alexa mode command is easy to learn but, you’ll need to do it fast if you wan’t Alexa to activate.
In this guide we cover the Alexa Commands for Sonos and how you can use Alexa to control your Sonos devices.
Alexa commands for sonos will work in two ways, if you have Sonos device with Alexa built in like the Sonos One or Sonos Beam you can use Alexa commands directly with your Sonos device to control it with your voice.
When you have Alexa connected to your Sonos Device you can then control your Sonos speaker using voice commands. With Alexa Commands for Sonos you can select the music you would like to play, turn up or down the volume and even pause the track using Alexa voice commands for Sonos.
It’s a great way to increase the functionality of both your Sonos and Alexa device and the success of the using Alexa commands with Sonos is one of the reasons that Alexa was built into the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.
Do you know what smart plugs work with Alexa? In this post we cover the best smart plugs that work with Alexa. We cover what Alexa is, what she can do and how you connect your smart plugs and smart devices to Alexa.
There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with Alexa but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.
When your smart plug is connected to Alexa it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Alexa, turn on the lights.” or “Alexa, turn off my night stand.”
Adding smart home Alexa voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to Alexa. It sounds too good to be true but it’s not, it’s really that simple. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with Alexa.
Does Echo Spot work with the Ring Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how to connect your Echo Spot to your Ring Doorbell so you can view the live streaming video from your Ring Doorbell on your Echo Spot.
Adding the Echo spot to a Ring Doorbell will increase the functionality of the Ring Doorbell and also allow you to use the Echo Spot as a remote chime for the Ring Doorbell.
The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Ring Doorbell and Ring Cameras but also has a full suite of smart home voice command features.
To connect your Echo Spot to the Ring Doorbell you need to add the “Ring” Skill on the Alexa skills store to your Alexa account which will then enable live streaming of Ring Video on your Echo Spot.
The Echo Spot is a great addition to any smart home because of it’s small form factor, it’s full feature list and easy to use interface. Beyond viewing live streaming video on your Echo Spot you can also control other smart home devices with voice commands, play streaming music and check the weather all with voice commands, enabling touch free control of your home.
We cover the 10 best smart light bulbs that work with Alexa. If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with Alexa you have come to the right place.
There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with Alexa but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is Alexa compatible it will allow you to use your voice to control the light bulb once connected to Alexa.
When your smart light bulb is connected to Alexa it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Alexa, turn on the living room lights” or “Alexa, turn off the lights.”
Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with Alexa by just unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new Alexa compatible smart light bulb. It sounds to easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with Alexa.
The Echo Spot is a touch screen enabled voice assistant that allows to to stream the live video stream from your Nest Hello doorbell.
In order to use your Nest Hello with Echo Show you need to download the Nest Alexa Camera Skill which once enabled allows you to view your Nest Hello remotely on your Echo Spot by saying “Alexa, show me the front door.”
Connecting your Echo Spot to your Nest Hello will increase the functionality of both the Echo Spot and Nest Hello and allow you to view live doorbell feeds even if you don’t have your phone close by.
Does Echo Show work with the Nest Hello Doorbell? Yes, and we teach you how you can connect your Echo Show and Nest Hello doorbell to view the live stream from your Nest Hello Smart Doorbell on your Echo Show.
We cover how you install the Nest Alexa Skill so that your Echo Show will work with your Nest Hello and other smart doorbells that also work with the Echo Show.
Connecting your Echo Show to your Nest Hello will increase the functionality of both the Echo Show and Nest Hello and allow you to view live doorbell feeds even if you don’t have your phone close by.
We give you ideas for the Best-smart-home wedding gifts. Are you trying to pick the perfect gift for the happy couple? Wow them with a smart home device that is sure to please. We’ve selected a smart home wedding gift that is right for any couple and multiple options so you can find something within your budget and the tastes of the newlyweds.
You can’t go wrong with a smart thermostat, smart doorbell or smart speaker as a wedding gift as all of these high quality gifts will keep on working for years to come and make married life even easier.
We provide you the list of the best smart cameras that work with Alexa. We’ve tested each of the listed cameras and give our take on the smart cameras that work with Alexa.
When you connect your smart camera to Alexa it allows you to view the live video feed of the smart camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot or Compatible Fire TV device.
Connecting your smart camera to Alexa unlocks additional functionality and provides you quick and easy viewing of your smart camera without the need for your phone.
We also teach you how you can connect your smart camera to Alexa with our step by step guide and detailed screenshot instructions.
Smart Camera Voice Commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have a smart home cameras that works with Alexa you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.
Does Nest Work With Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell to Alexa for voice control of your smart nest device. We also provide you with the complete guide to Alexa voice commands to use with your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell.
The Nest Thermostat will work with any Amazon Alexa Echo device but the Nest Cameras and Nest Doorbell require an Echo Device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.
We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands.
The Nest Protect Smoke Detector, Nest x Yale lock, nest security system and the Nest Temperature sensors don’t currently support Alexa Nest commands.
Nest voice commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.
Does Ring Pro Work With Alexa? Yes, the Ring Pro Doorbell works with Alexa. The Ring Pro is Ring’s top of the line smart doorbell with advanced motion detection, streaming live HD video and full control from your phone.
The Echo Show and the Ring Pro you can view live feeds directly from your Door View Cam on your Echo Show. You can set up Ring Pro to display it’s live video feed on any Amazon Echo Device with a screen or on Amazon Fire Cube TV.
How to install a smart switch no neutral: We give you the options for installing a smart light switch if you don’t have a neutral wire in your existing junction box for your light switch.
We provide four options for installing a smart light switch with no neutral wire. We tell you how you can add a neutral wire to your existing switch box so you can install any smart switch and what smart light switches will work without a neutral.
If you don’t want to do any wiring in your home and you don’t have an existing neutral wire you can also you smart light bulbs like the phillips hue light bulbs instead of a smart light switch. You can also connect your smart light switches to amazon alexa for full voice control.
Does Alexa work with the Ring Smart Video doorbell? Yes, all Ring doorbells including the Ring 2, Ring Pro & Ring Elite work with alexa. The Ring Cameras like the Ring Spotlight and Ring Floodlight also work with Alexa. We show you how you can connect your Ring smart video doorbell to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the Ring Video doorbell and what it can’t do with the Amazon Alexa. You can also use a Ring Chime or Ring Chime pro as an interior doorbell for any Ring Doorbell device.
Does Ring Door View Cam Work With Alexa? Yes, Rings New Door View Cam designed to replace any existing peephole works with Alexa. The Ring Door View Cam was launched at CES 2019 and has all of the outstanding features of the other Ring Smart Doorbells we love.
The Echo Show and the Ring Door View Cam you can view live feeds directly from your Door View Cam on your Echo Show. You can set up Ring Door View Cam to display it’s live video feed on any Amazon Echo Device with a screen or on Amazon Fire Cube TV.
The complete guide to Alexa Nest Commands, we even include our printable list of Alexa nest commands for you use. We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands. The nest protect smoke detector, nest x yale lock, nest security system and the nest temperature sensors don’t currently support alexa nest commands.
All nest cameras and the nest hello work with google home nest commands but it requires that you have a compatible google home hub device with a smart touch screen.
Alexa nest commands are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.
Is Alexa worth buying? Yes, Alexa and Amazon Echo devices are Amazing smart home speakers that will make your life easier. Amazon has spent billions of dollars to make Alexa an incredible smart voice assistant that can play music, control your smart home lighting, HVAC system and give you updates on the latest news. If you value your time and Amazon Alexa will help you regain control of your life and make your daily routines easier.
The most common uses people use Alexa for is as an alarm clock, to stream music, control smart home devices and get their daily news briefing. You can also listen to podcasts and audiobooks on Amazon Alexa devices. Devices like the Amazon Echo Show & Echo Spot with video touchscreens even let you stream Amazon videos on them.
Alexa is worth buying and is the future controller for any smart home system. If you considering buying an Amazon Alexa we empower you with the information you need to make the right choice on your Amazon Echo device.
What TV’s Work with Alexa? We cover all of the best TV’s that work with Amazon Alexa and what you can do if your TV doesn’t have Alexa compatibility built in. Sony and LG are the leaders for TV’s that have built in Alexa capability. To control your smart Sony or LG TV with Alexa and your voice all you need is a compatible Amazon Echo device like the Echo Dot.
Once your Echo Dot is connected to your smart TV that works with Alexa you can control it with voice commands to turn up or down the volume, turn on or off the TV and request your favorite show.
If you want to upgrade your existing TV to work with Alexa you can get an Amazon Fire TV Cube that will work with any TV that has an HDMI port and allow you to control your TV with your voice. The Amazon Fire TV Cube has 4K resolution and will also allow you to access Amazon Prime Movies, Netflix and other streaming services.
Overall the Sony & LG TV’s work with Alexa and provide a great value to future proof your TV with Alexa built in.
What smart thermostats work with Alexa? Having a smart thermostat is great, and controlling from your phone is a huge step up from manual thermostats but having Alexa voice control of your smart thermostat is a true luxury. The nest thermostat works with alexa voice commands and adds additional functionality to your smart home system. The ecobee generation 4 smart thermostat works with Alexa and actually has Amazon Alexa built in. Inside the Ecobee 4 smart thermostat there is a small speaker and microphone to allow for full Amazon Alexa functionality inside of the Ecobee 4 thermostat. There are several other smart thermostats that work with alexa but the most popular the smart thermostats that work with alexa are nest and ecobee.
Which smart speaker is right for you? We compare the Facebook portal vs echo show to compare the features between the smart speakers and smart displays. The facebook portal just launched in October of 2018 and is competing with the Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot and the Google Home Hub. In this match up it’s fair to say that Echo Show gets the thumbs up and the Facebook Portal is about as awkward as getting “poke” from someone you don’t know on facebook.
How To: Wemo Light Switch Installation No Neutral Wire. We teach you what you can do if you don’t have a neutral wire in your existing switch boxes but still want to install a Wemo light switch. There are four alternative options for installing a Wemo light switch with no neutral wire. We tell you how you can add a neutral wire to your existing switch box so you can install a wemo lights switch or use another smart light switch that has all of the same features as the wemo light switch but does not require a neutral wire. If you don’t want to do any wiring in your home and you don’t have an existing neutral wire you can also you smart light bulbs like the phillips hue light bulbs instead of the wemo light switch. We teach you how you can connect any of your smart light switches to Amazon Alexa for full voice control of your home.
Does Arlo work with Alexa? Yes, all Arlo cameras including the Arlo Pro, Arlo Go & Arlo Q work with alexa. We show you how you can connect your Arlo Smart Camera to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. You can connect the Arlo cameras to both the Echo Show and the Echo Spot. To get Arlo to work with Alexa you need to use the Alexa App and enable the Arlo Skill. Arlo cameras and Alexa are a great combination if you don’t have any existing wiring for a security camera. Arlo Pro Cameras are entirely wireless and operate on batteries meaning you can place them anywhere without the need to run new wiring. The Arlo cameras are also fully rated to be placed outside and made to endure the elements. With Alexa commands you can pull up the live feed of your Arlo Camera on the Echo Show or Echo Spot. To get Arlo to work with Alexa once Alexa and Arlo are are up just say “Alexa, show me my Arlo Camera” and alexa will pull up the live feed of your Arlo Camera. The live feed will allow you to see and hear your Arlo camera but will not let you have two way communication through the Arlo cameras as of December 2018. You can still have 2 way communication through your Arlo Cameras and a compatible phone or tablet.
The New Amazon Echo Show vs Amazon Echo Spot: Which echo device should you get? We compare the features of the the new Amazon Echo Show (Launched Sept. 20180 and the Echo Spot to give you a run down of the their similarities and differences. The new Echo Show and Echo Spot are the only two Alexa devices that currently have a screen and Amazon is constantly adding video features for both devices. The Echo Spot is a lower cost option but the New Echo Show has an integrated smart hub with Zigbee device control. Both have good sound quality and include the full suite of Amazon Alexa features but is the smart home hub and feature larger screen worth the extra cost? Which echo device fits better into your design style? The Echo Spot is more subtle while the New Echo Show makes a statement. We give you all the information you need in comparing the New Echo Show vs Echo Spot to make the right choice on your amazon echo device selection.
Does Sonos work with Alexa? Yes, Sonos works with Alexa and we teach you how to set up your sonos device to control it with Amazon Alexa. The Sonos One & the Sonos Beam have Amazon Alexa control built directly into the speakers with a full array microphone and Amazon Alexa control. Setting up your Sonos with Amazon Alexa Voice commands is an easy, quick process that adds additional functioanllity to your Sonos speaker and your Amazon Alexa.
Amazon Echo vs Amazon Echo Plus: Which echo device should you get? We compare the features of the Echo and the Echo Plus to give you a run down of the their similarities and differences. The echo is a lower cost option but the Echo Plus has an integrated smart hub. Both have good sound quality and include the full suite of Amazon Alexa features but is the smart home hub feature worth the extra cost? Which echo device fits better into your design style. The echo is more subtle while the echo plus has a more obvious design. We give you all the information you need in comparing the echo vs echo plus to make the right choice on your amazon echo device selection.