How To Control Christmas Tree Lights With Alexa And Google Home

There are 3 ways to control Christmas tree lights with Alexa and Google Home, the cheap way (RF), the easy way (Wifi) and the smart way (Zigbee). In this video I will explore all 3 options, give you the pros and cons of each, some sockets that I recommend and a step by step tutorials to control your Christmas Tree Lights with Alexa or Google Home.

The Zigbee plug socket I use in this video is compatible with Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, and Ikea’s Tradfri gateway so whichever Smart Home hub you are using I’ve got you covered. The socket is supplied and sold by my good friends over at Zemismart, see below for links to buy the Zigbee plug socket.

Also featured in this video is a Wifi smart plug socket which I currently recommend by Aisirer and some cheap RF sockets being controlled by the Broadlink RM pro.

Items used in this Tutorial:
ZIGBEE SMART PLUG
Amazon
UK: amzn.to/2PuibMc
US: amzn.to/2PqgUpc
Germany: www.amazon.de/dp/B07J6NY7FL
France: www.amazon.fr/dp/B07J6NY7F
Italy: www.amazon.it/dp/B07J6NY7FL
Spain: www.amazon.es/dp/B07J6NY7FL
Zemismart Official
UK: goo.gl/XPNX3n
US: goo.gl/UvfmRZ
EU: goo.gl/f54PsL
AU: goo.gl/PKo1DZ
Aliexpress store
UK: goo.gl/XaULjW
US: goo.gl/FrDApb
EU: goo.gl/miBfQG
AU: goo.gl/Dae6tJ

AISIRER WIFI PLUG
UK: amzn.to/2MzlYWK
US: amzn.to/2xkWSWg
BROADLINK RM Pro (And RF plugs)
Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg
Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1
RF Plug sockets UK: amzn.to/2QBWT3K
RF Plug sockets US: amzn.to/2PqU4xB

AMAZON
Echo dot
UK: amzn.to/2PSyNSE
US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ
Echo:
UK: amzn.to/2PSyNSE
US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ
Echo Show:
UK: amzn.to/2KsxBiQ
US: amzn.to/2DUYdZt
Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2POsJuk
US: amzn.to/2r5rgkt
Echo Spot:
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US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

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HARMONY
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Harmony Hub US: amzn.to/2Qs2md9

ENERGENIE
Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
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How To Control Netflix And Amazon Prime Video With Alexa

Ever wanted to know how to control Netflix with Alexa? If you’re running an Android set top box, an Nvidia shield TV, or Android TV then this video will show you how to control Netflix, Amazon Video, Youtube, and any other media application with your Amazon Echo. You will be able to launch apks using Alexa and navigate their menus using your voice.

This Tutorial will also enable you to control a smart TV and other non Android based devices for navigation.

In order to control an Nvidia shield TV or other bluetooth enabled set top box you will need a Harmony Hub rather than a Broadlink RM pro but the instructions are essentially the same. See further down for the products I recommend for this project

This review / tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so you might want to mute your Alexa and Google Home devices.

Broadlink setup guide: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdjp6ic99S8

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Compatible Android set top boxes:
UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5
US: amzn.to/2E4RBbd

BROADLINK
Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg
Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1

Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

HARMONY
Harmony Hub UK: amzn.to/2KR4dmV
Harmony Hub US: amzn.to/2Qs2md9

AMAZON
Echo dot
UK: amzn.to/2PSyNSE
US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ

Echo:
UK: amzn.to/2PSyNSE
US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ

Echo Show:
UK: amzn.to/2KsxBiQ
US: amzn.to/2DUYdZt

Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2POsJuk
US: amzn.to/2r5rgkt

Echo Spot:
UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S
US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

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ENERGENIE
Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
Energenie flush built in wall sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2IHbGUf

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Proscenic Robovac:
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5 Things You Should Know About The 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot: Review And Setup Guide

This video compares the Amazon Echo dot sound quality between the 2nd Generation and 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dots. I have compared the Speakers, The Microphones, The CPU’s and the overall look and feel to bring you the ultimate Echo dot speaker Review for the Echo Dot 3. Amazon Echo 2nd Generation versus 3rd Generation , who will win??

Also in this video: A setup guide and tutorial for the Amazon Echo dot 3rd Generation including a walkthrough of the alexa app for Android / iOS.

This review / tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so you might want to mute your Alexa and Google Home devices.

The Amazon Echo product line is on Black Friday Sale for 50% including the Generation 3 Echo Dot so now is a good time to get one!!…

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Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1

Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

ENERGENIE
Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
Energenie flush built in wall sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2IHbGUf

Android set top boxes for the RM plugin:
UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5
US: amzn.to/2MbFOr0

AMAZON

Echo 3rd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2PSyNSE
US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ

Echo Show:
UK: amzn.to/2KsxBiQ
US: amzn.to/2DUYdZt

Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2POsJuk
US: amzn.to/2r5rgkt

Echo Spot:
UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S
US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

ROBOVAC
Proscenic Robovac:
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Alexa and Google Home Enabled Curtain Track Motor

This video is a review and tutorial for a Smart Home Curtain Track and Motor for Alexa, Google Home / Google Assistant and IFTTT. This track cost just £125 and is easily installed in an afternoon. If you’ve ever wondered how to open curtains with Alexa, then wonder no longer 😉

I’ve achieved this with my Amazon Echo Dot by installing the Smart Life skill via the Alexa app for Android, but the Smart life app is also available for Apple iOS and will work with any Alexa enabled device.

If you’d like to buy this Smart Home Curtain Track and Motor from the guys over at Zemismart then please visit one of the below links.

This review / tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so you might want to mute your Alexa and Google Home devices

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Amazon
UK: amzn.to/2KaaY2A
DE: www.amazon.de/dp/B07HJ1LWZ8
FR: www.amazon.fr/dp/B07HJ1BYKM
IT: www.amazon.it/dp/B07HHZJ3FB

Official store
1.goo.gl/g8PGCo

Aliexpress
1. goo.gl/yCwJhN

The Switch can also be used for controlling any motorised blind and can be bought separately here:

Amazon
UK: amzn.to/2PCmXMy
US: amzn.to/2PAqwCR
FR: www.amazon.fr/gp/B0779M5VRH
DE: www.amazon.de/gp/B0779M5VRH
IT: www.amazon.it/dp/B07CVC3J8G/

Official store
1.EU:zemismart.com/zemismart-eu-type-blind-switch-curtain-wall-switch-for-standard-roller-motor-with-4-wires-work-with-google-home-alexa-wifi-support-app-control-ce-rohs_p0044.html
2.US:zemismart.com/zemismart-us-wifi-blind-switch-curtain-wall-switch-wifi-control-via-app-or-voice-control-by-alexa-google-home-smart-home-with-feedback_p0059.html

Aliexpress
1.EU: https://goo.gl/6yx32A
2.US: https://goo.gl/rSGLLT

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Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg
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Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

ENERGENIE
Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
Energenie flush built in wall sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2IHbGUf

Android set top boxes for the RM plugin:
UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5
US: amzn.to/2MbFOr0

AMAZON
Echo Dot 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2LdXXZ0
US: amzn.to/2uCtlpG

Echo 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2Lpoy1Q
US: amzn.to/2LhsXXO

Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2LVWjIv
US: amzn.to/2NmnpIT

Echo Spot:
UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S
US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

ROBOVAC
Proscenic Robovac:
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How to enable follow up mode in the UK 2018

The UK has FINALLY got Follow up mode for Alexa. If you’re about to ask either of the following questions: What is Follow up mode? How Do I enable Follow up mode? … Then I”ve got you covered.

Follow up mode allows Alexa to keep listening after each command so that you can issue more than one command without having to repeat the wake word.

This review / tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so you might want to mute your Alexa and Google Home devices

Massive thanks to Welsh Tony and Lee Hawke for bringing it to my attention!

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Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1
Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

Android set top boxes for the RM plugin:
UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5
US: amzn.to/2MbFOr0

Echo Dot 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2LdXXZ0
US: amzn.to/2uCtlpG

Echo 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2Lpoy1Q
US: amzn.to/2LhsXXO

Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2LVWjIv
US: amzn.to/2NmnpIT

Echo Spot:
UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S
US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

Proscenic Robovac:
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US: amzn.to/2MgGEUk

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Affordable Amazon Echo & Google Home Christmas Gifts

As the Christmas countdown begins I’m guessing you lot are starting to look for Christmas ideas and if you’re on a budget then I’ve got some Smart Home ideas that will make perfect Christmas presents for kids and your significant other.

The guys over at Zemismart do a lot of cool and often unusual Smart Home ideas for Alexa and Google Assistant enabled devices that use both Wifi and Zigbee protocols, and for a lot less money than their big name counterparts. Their Aliexpress store has a sale on starting at 13:00 BST today, so if you’re looking for Christmas present ideas then now is a good time to get some bargains.

1.Zemismart store link: https://goo.gl/UVnXJx

2. Discount items: https://goo.gl/aXMDa5

Alexa And Google Enabled Smart Night Light

This Smart Home Night Light is an Alexa and Google assistant enabled device that is probably meant for your kids, but I love it so stop judging me! This bedside lamp would makes for a perfect Christmas present idea / Smart Home idea.

This review / tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so you might want to mute your Alexa and Google Home devices 😉

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ALIEXPRESS SAME LAMP DIFFERENT SHAPES! : https://goo.gl/AauQUc

ZEMISMART OFFICIAL
1. https://goo.gl/SqCrT9
2. https://goo.gl/aKxhX1

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BROADLINK
Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg
Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1

Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

ENERGENIE
Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
Energenie flush built in wall sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2IHbGUf

Android set top boxes for the RM plugin:
UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5
US: amzn.to/2MbFOr0

AMAZON
Echo Dot 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2LdXXZ0
US: amzn.to/2uCtlpG

Echo 2nd Gen:
UK: amzn.to/2Lpoy1Q
US: amzn.to/2LhsXXO

Echo Plus:
UK: amzn.to/2LVWjIv
US: amzn.to/2NmnpIT

Echo Spot:
UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S
US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

ROBOVAC
Proscenic Robovac:
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US: amzn.to/2MgGEUk

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Broadlink EU Alexa And Google Home Fix

The Broadlink RM Pro has been missing functionality ever since GDPR came and ruined RF for use EU users.

If you now install the IHC EU app from the Play Store and the Broadlink EU skill for Alexa, and the Broadlink EU service for Google Home then you’ll find it is now working again!… edit, iOS is still waiting for the updated app as of time of writing, don’t waste time factory resetting etc if you’re an apple user!!

Be aware You may need to factory reset the Broadlink RM pro to get RF working again but once you do you will be able to add RF devices as lamps and select the option to train RF.

Any questions hit me up in the comments.

Thanks to Eryk TV for the heads up!!

What happened to Broadlink in the EU: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWMiShhQL5s
Broadlink RF setup guide: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdjp6ic99S8

How Google Home And Alexa Ruined Music

Don’t get me wrong, I love Alexa and Google Home as Smart Home gadgets but they’ve ruined music in so many households and most people don’t even realise they’ve had a massive downgrade since the 80’s.

I’m a bit of an audio nerd as well as a smart home nerd so speaker manufacturers are taking a bit of a risk sending me stuff because I have a tendency to go off on a massive tangent. This video will show you how to upgrade your echo dot speaker and compares the resulting quality to the much more expensive Google Home speaker. Echo versus Google!

Is the GGM D6 echo dot speaker dock the best echo dot speaker yet?

If you want to buy this speaker then it will genuinely make a huge improvement to your echo dot, please note this version only fits the 2nd Gen model:

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Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg

Broadlink RM pro US: amzn.to/2LZF1d1

Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq

Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx

Android set top boxes for the RM plugin:

UK: amzn.to/2Nnl7x5

US: amzn.to/2MbFOr0

Echo Dot 2nd Gen:

UK: amzn.to/2LdXXZ0

US: amzn.to/2uCtlpG

Echo 2nd Gen:

UK: amzn.to/2Lpoy1Q

US: amzn.to/2LhsXXO

Echo Plus:

UK: amzn.to/2LVWjIv

US: amzn.to/2NmnpIT

Echo Spot:

UK: amzn.to/2LgWd0S

US: amzn.to/2NlfMTi

Proscenic Robovac:

UK: amzn.to/2OJkfjU

US: amzn.to/2MgGEUk

Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
Energenie additional sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2NqowqL
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Hibbert Home Tech: Blooper Reel I

Ready to watch Paul Hibbert make a doofus out of himself….over and over again? Well this is the video for you. It is the first full-length blooper reel for Hibbert Home Tech, so it’s the cream of the crop right here.

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