Tutorial: How To Play My Own Music On Alexa

Ever wanted to know how to play your own MP3 music collection on Alexa without uploading it to Amazon? This is a how to video tutorial on how to play your own music on Alexa from either your PC, Apple mac, Linux box, or Raspberry Pi. Your MP3 collection, Wav files, Flac, OGG, WMA and even itunes playlists will all stream to Alexa just by installing a skill. It will even stream the album art work to the Echo spot and Echo show to give you seamless experience.

This is a like for like alternative replacement to Amazon Music and spotify without the monthly subscription fee.

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Alexa Welcome home message – A How to guide

This is a how to tutorial video to show you how to get Alexa to welcome you home.

This is a simple tutorial in typical Paul Hibbert style to show you how you can use Tasker to trigger a welcome home message from Alexa automatically as you walk through the front door. It is completely free and will not consume any battery. The welcome home message is completely customisable and super easy to achieve

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3 Smart Home Panic Alarm Tutorials for Alexa/Google Home and Flic/Amazon Dash

This is a how to tutorial video to show you 3 ways to to trigger a panic alarm. Using Alexa / Google Home, a Flic Button, or using a completely free solution to turn the Amazon Dash button into a panic alarm!

This is a simple tutorial in typical Paul Hibbert style that could save an Elderly relatives life, or even your own life if you are ever in a position that you might need to discreetly trigger a panic alarm and get a message to a family member.

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Tutorial to connect the Dash Button to IFTTT: https://youtu.be/0Ic_6H52MiM
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Ask my buddy setup: https://www.askmybuddy.net/

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Alexa & Google Home Ultimate Shut Down Tutorial

Alexa & Google Home Ultimate Shut Down Tutorial

This is the ultimate shut down How to video tutorial for Alexa and Google home. In this video I will show you how to shut down the house by switching off all of your devices with one command from either Google Home, Alexa or an Amazon Dash button! This how to guide moves fast so get ready with that pause button!

Also in this tutorial is the long awaited instructions to connect the Broadlink RM pro to IFTTT. I will show you how to connect the Broadlink RM pro, or even the RM mini3 blackbean to IFTTT using any old Android device.

CHAPTERS

01:44 Demonstration
03:02 Explanation of IFTTT
03:57 Connecting your devices to IFTTT
06:28 Creating Alexa IFTTT recipes
12:32 Connecting Broadlink to IFTTT

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How To Control Anything With A Stream Deck – Alternative smart home ideas

The Stream Deck is not intended as a home automation device, but I’m having none of that!

If you already own a Stream Deck and you want to do more with it then this how to tutorial video will show you how to connect the Elgato Stream Deck to IFTTT and in turn control practially any smart home device.

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Amazon Dash Button 5 Minute Hack (No Coding)

The Amazon Dash button is a really cool device, but the real fun comes when you connect it to IFTTT…

In this how to video tutorial I will show you in typical Paul Hibbert fashion how to hack the Amazon Dash button to control basically any smart home device that can connect to IFTTT (If this then that) using any Android device. Usually hacking the Dash button requires a Raspberry Pi, but I’ve found an easier way that doesn’t involve any coding.

I’ve also discovered a way to control the Broadlink RM pro with the Amazon Dash button and I will be showing you how in a future video.

This method adds a few seconds of latency to the Raspberry Pi method, but if you don’t own a Raspberry Pi, or you just want a cheap and easy solution then now you can hack the Amazon Dash button without one!

Thanks to Lee Hawke for sending the button and to all you guys for prompting me to do the video!

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The One Use For Flic No One Has Thought Of

The flic smart button can control literally any smart device. It’s totally wireless and can be stuck anywhere which has given me some interesting ideas!

This indepth review of the Flic smart button will tell you everything you need to know in typical Paul Hibbert style. Also included in this video is a quick tutorial on how to use it’s basic functions. In future episodes I will be showing you how you can use it control the Broadlink RM pro and IFTTT

Thanks to Flic for sending me the button to create this review and tutorial.

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When I shot the video it hadn’t crossed my mind that replacing your light switch with a cover plate would require terminating the cables. You can do so easily with terminal block (MAKE SURE YOU ISOLATE THE SWITCH SO YOU DON’T KILL YOURSELF! CONSULT AN ELECTRICIAN IF YOU’RE UNSURE): https://amzn.to/2JRztQM

If you’re feeling nervous about terminating your cabling then here are two other options that require no wiring at all…

Bulky cover plate but requires no wiring, also leaves the switch in tact in case your button dies:
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Reolink Argus 2 Solar Powered Security Camera

The Reolink Argus 2 is the much anticipated solar powered sequel to the Reolink Argus. For the first time this Reolink Security Camera System is literally wire free. I have never even charged it because the battery reached capacity just from being outside for a day. The second big innovation of this camera is that it also films in colour at night time thanks to it’s “starlight colour” technology. This camera is a much cheaper to the Ring video doorbell or stick up cam and it beats it hands down in every category.

FAQs…
1. Cloud Storage. Yes, it’s coming and it’s coming really soon. It’ll be available for users in a month or two give or take. For now it will email images to you and store video to an internal micro SD card.

2. Battery: Reolink Argus 2 uses a rechargeable battery and supports solar charging with the Reolink Solar Panel.

3. Starlight (colour) night vision. Users can capture colour night vision when they switch on the colour night vision button. Colour night vision is what sets this camera apart from other cameras as it provides crucial visual details.

4. Skins and camouflage: to meet different monitoring needs, Reolink provide different camera skins and camouflage suits https://reolink.com/product/argus-2/accessories/

5. Network: it runs on 2.4GHz and can record up to 1080p quality.

6. Different mounting solutions: the magnetic mount, the screw mounting bracket, and a strap for securely mounting the camera to a tree trunk or any poles that users might use to place it.

Previous review here… https://youtu.be/C1rODZcguOI

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LED strip lights idea: Alexa and Google home enabled LED strip lights

The Zemismart LED strip and controller is an inexpensive cheap alternative to Philips Hue LED strips. It isn’t the cheapest option out there, but it’s Google Home assistant, Alexa and IFTTT integration via Tuya smart plus it’s colour reproduction definitely gives Philips a run for their money at half the price!

This indepth review of Zemismart’s LED strip will tell you everything you need to know in typical Paul Hibbert style.

Thanks to Zemismart for sending me the strip to put through it’s paces.

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Alexa Welcome home message – A How to guide

Broadlink have finally released their Global Alexa Skill AND one other REALLY exciting surprise!

***Update I’m hearing reports that this isn’t working I’m Germany or India 🙁 I have contacted Broadlink and they tell me Amazon are still in testing for those languages and will update us again soon.***

Anyone that has been following me knows that Broadlink and I fell out for a while after their latest RM pros started to get locked down, we’ve been in discussion and bridges have been built! In addition to the amazing turnaround mentioned in the video the RM plugin now works across all RM pros too (including RM pro, RM2 RM3, and Rm Pro+) The only issue left to resolve for the RM plugin is that it still doesn’t work on some GEN2 Echos or on the Echo+ The developer assures me this will be resolved soon!

The Broadlink RM pro has been one of the best devices for controlling Infrared and RF devices on a budget and I am pleased to say their key issues are finally resolved.

This method will now work, but you don’t have to trick the TV remote anymore, you can create a lamp and train it with any RF button and Alexa will discover the lamps! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg4HQhN5KXo

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