For a long while there were only two Echo devices in town. You had a choice of the original full size Echo which had a decent speaker underneath and would set you back about £150 (now you can only get the old Echo refurbished for a discount £99). Or you could choose the Echo Dot - … Continue reading The new Echo is the best ever
A couple of months ago Apple waded into the connected speaker wars with its own take called "The HomePod", which uses Apple's long time digital assistant "Siri". Apple is nothing but a marketing machine however and it knows that Siri can't go head to head in smarts with Alexa or the Google Assistant and as … Continue reading Should you wait to buy the Apple HomePod instead of an Echo or Google Home to use in Ireland?
No image needed here, you know what it looks like! Go and buy it now as we've never seen a deal anywhere close to this before... seriously.... if you are even slightly considering getting an Echo just buy the full size Echo now! Link here
For those who are looking at a Google Home and want to make absolutely sure it works in Ireland this video is for you. Here we show the Google Home working in Ireland straight out of the box and run through some common commands like "whats the weather like", "play the Beatles" etc. Be sure … Continue reading Video – Will Google Home Work In Ireland?
Have you been sitting on the smart speaker fence, waiting to see how Google's Amazon Echo competitor, the Google Home stacks up? Been looking at reviews and comparisons of both but just want to see which one works bests in Ireland? Then this video is for you. We sit down with both the Amazon Echo … Continue reading Video – Google Home vs Amazon Echo in Ireland! Which one should you buy?
In previous articles on Google Home we have covered How to buy Google Home in Ireland and some of the Google Home features that work in Ireland. Now we've got our first video on Google Home covering how to set one up in Ireland. In the below video we cover all the steps you need to follow. From … Continue reading Video – How To Set Up A Google Home To Work In Ireland
For our second video we wanted to cover one of the most common questions we get here at smarthomeguide.ie, which is how to download the Alexa app in Ireland? For this video we have covered how to download the app onto an Android, but rest assured an iOS video will be next.
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?”