This has been around for a while now but it really is a great offer. At the moment with Electric Ireland, new and existing customers can both avail of a great discount on Nests smart thermostat. Nest is now a Google owned company (or more specifically the company that also owns Google - called Alphabet … Continue reading Get Half Off A Nest Smart Thermostat
We've got a good few posts about the Echo on the site, however most of them cater to new Irish Echo users. Our goal with this post is to have a dedicated post for whatever we think the best Echo commands for Irish users are at a given time and update this as new ones … Continue reading 5 Best Irish Amazon Echo Commands Right Now
Do you take Dublin Bus? Do you have an Amazon Echo? If you answered yes to both of these then boy do we have news for you. The legends at Zarley Ltd have created an Alexa Skill (the name of apps for the Echo) called 4NextBus, based off the publicly provided real time info provided … Continue reading “Alexa, when’s the next bus?”
Just as the Amazon Echo arrived in the UK after the U.S, the Google Home is following suit and is finally getting a release in the UK. This is great news as anyone who has read our post on buying a Google Home in Ireland knows that up until now getting your hands on the device … Continue reading Google Home is coming to the UK!
If you have found your way to this site then there is a good chance that you are on the fence about purchasing an Amazon Echo. Well with payday (and mothers day) arriving this week, then now is the time to go for it because as of today Amazon has discounted the full size Amazon … Continue reading Amazon discounts Echo for mothers day!
Plex, the fantastic media server which allows you to stream local movies and music to your TV from your computer now has an Alexa Skill. We're big fans of Plex at SmartHomeGuide HQ and as such wanted to give this a shot right away. We excitedly downloaded the skill to our Echo, opened up the laptop which … Continue reading Plex now works on the Echo
Today the Amazon Echo gets just a little bit more Irish and as such a little bit more useful for Irish users. Up until today, Irish Echo users were stuck using BBC or the Guardian to get their news. While these news outlets are great, they are very much UK focussed. This has all changed … Continue reading RTE Arrives on Amazon Echo!
We know the title is a litttttle bit click baitey but you have to admit that this new Google Home feature is pretty cool. Ever put something away in a safe place? A place so safe that no-one, not even the most nosey burglar will ever find it? Then turned out it was too safe … Continue reading Is this the coolest Google Home feature yet?
You are now in command of your very own star trek spaceship. As long as you have an Amazon Echo that is. Amazon has rolled out an update for their fledging smart home speaker which fulfils the dreams of nerds tech fans everywhere, as you can now say "Computer" to wake up your Echo so … Continue reading Wake up your Echo with “computer”
What does this mean? Well if you've done any research into the Echo liked look at reviews on Amazon, you would have seen a load of negative reviews for the UK release of the Echo all lambasting it for not having IFTTT integration on launch. I remember looking at the IFTTT site a few … Continue reading IFTTT Arrives on Amazon Echo in the UK!