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?
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?”
For those that don't like reading but do like moving pictures with sound, we have created our first video showing off some of the initial commands that work straight out of the box on the Echo in Ireland. In the coming months we will expand on these (as well as increase quality and get someone … Continue reading Video – Amazon Echo Dot Overview
There are multiple ways that you can begin to make your home smart, but definitely one of the easiest and cheapest ways to dip your toes into the smart home world is to get a WiFi smart plug. WiFi smart plugs are exactly what they sound like. It's a plug. It has WiFi built in. When … Continue reading TP Link WiFi Smart Plug Review
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!
We've been using an Amazon Echo Dot here in the SmartHomeGuide.ie offices for the best part of six months now and feel we are in a good place to pass on some of our long term thoughts on the product. First of all, if you are reading this then you probably have some specific things … Continue reading Long Term Review of Using the Amazon Echo Dot in Ireland
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