Ring Doorbell Wedge, we show you how to get the best viewing angle with your Ring Doorbell and provide simulated views so you can decide what works for you.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This post covers the best remote control light switches and how you can use them in your home to control your lighting from your phone or using voice assistants. Remote control light switches are a great upgrade to any home and can help you save energy, make your home safer and your life easier.Read More
We provide the ultimate smart light switch guide to help you understand how smart light switches work, how to choose the right smart light switches for your home and how to install smart light switches.Read More
In this video blog we answer the question is Echo Show 5 worth it? And review the latest smart voice assistant in the Alexa family. The Echo Show 5 is one of the best smart assistant’s on the market and we provide you the insights into why we love the Echo Show 5.Read More
Nest vs Ecobee: Which smart thermostat is best for you? We cover everything you need to know if you are considering either of these two smart thermostats. The nest and ecobee thermostat are two of the best smart thermostats on the market and millions of these smart thermostats have been installed in homes worldwide.
Both nest and ecobee will help you save energy, make your life easier and they both work with Amazon Alexa for full voice control of your smart thermostat.
There are a few major differences between the two smart thermostats and we compare nest vs ecobee so you can decide on the features you want in your smart thermostat.Read More
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.Read More
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Ring Door View Cam at CES 2019 and are excited to share our Ring Door Cam Review with you.
The Ring Door View Cam is the newest addition to the Ring Smart Doorbell Lineup, it’s meant to be installed in your existing door peephole without the need for any new wiring. The Door View Cam has a great form factor and all of the great features we’ve come to love in the other Ring Smart Doorbells.
The Ring Door View Cam features 1080 HD video, a rechargeable battery pack and will allow you to view your front door from your cell phone. The Door View Cam connects to standard home wifi networks and also includes a built in doorbell button that can “Chime” like a doorbell using Amazon Alexa when connected through the “Ring” skill with Alexa.
Overall we love that Ring continues to listen to their customers to provide great solutions that meet specific customers needs. If you have a peephole, rent, have no existing doorbell wiring or live in a condo that won’t allow you to mount a doorbell the Ring Door View Cam is a great option to secure your front door because it is completely removable.Read More
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.Read More
We provide you with a list of doorbell chimes that work with Ring. The Ring Smart
We give you a clickable list of doorbells that work with the Ring Doorbell so you can find the right doorbell chime and style that will work in your home with your Ring Doorbell.
We highly recommend using a mechanical chime, wifi chime or Alexa as a chime with your Ring Doorbell as we have found these to be the most reliable chime options for the Ring doorbell.
Using the Ring Wifi Chime or Alexa as a chime allows you to add doorbell chime compatibility without any additional installation or wiring. Just plug in the Ring Chime or Alexa and set it up through the Ring app to begin using it as a doorbell chime.Read More
We cover the best 4 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 4 way light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.
The top 4 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 or 4 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.
In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers both smart on/off light switches and the best 4 way dimmer smart light switches.
If you are looking for a resource to help you make the decision on the best 4 way light switch for your home you’ve come to the right place. We also have an example wiring diagram for 4 way light switches and describe the best 4 way light switches for different wiring configurations.Read More
We cover the best smart light switches that work with Homekit for your home. With a HomeKit compatible smart light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using Siri voice control on your iPhone, Alexa or by pressing a button in the HomeKit App to turn on or off your lights.
With smart light switches that work with HomeKit you can control your smart lighting in your home or when you are away on vacation to make it appear the lights are on. You can also set schedules to automatically turn off and on smart lighting to save energy or turn lights on at dusk to light and protect your home.
Upgrading your lighting to smart lighting with HomeKit voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home. I’ve lived in a smart home with smart lighting for over 5 years and love using my voice to turn on and off my lighting when I walk through a room.Read More
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.Read More
We cover the best 3 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 3 way light switches you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.
The top two 3 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.
In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers smart on off light switches but we also have a post that covers the best 3 way dimmer smart light switches.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Learn how to connect Alexa to TV. We teach you how you can connect Alexa to TV for full voice control of your TV. You can connect your TV to Alexa using the Fire TV Cube, it will allow your TV to be controlled by voice though connecting to your TV’s HDMI port.
Using Alexa voice commands you can turn on an off your TV with your voice, change the channel, and use your voice to find Netflix shows or TV & Movies you want to watch. The Fire TV Cube also includes 4K resolution and connections to hundreds of different streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu and more.
To connect Alexa to TV you just need a Fire TV Cube and available HDMI port on your TV. Most newer flat screen TV’s will allow for native control of your TV through the HDMI port. The Fire TV cube also includes an infrared blaster that works just like a remote to control your TV and Cable Box if your HDMI port does not have native control of your TV.
The Fire TV Cube is a great solution to a connecting Alexa to TV and allowing you to enjoy full voice control of your TV. Investing in the Fire TV Cube will increase the functionality of your TV and and provide you with great access to streaming video services.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More