Cast Your Phone Like Tony Stark: Flick To Cast

 

How to cast your phone screen to your TV with a flick of the wrist just like Tony Stark. This is a great way to learn Tasker as it forms a Beginners guide by teaching you a simple but awesome task.

If you want to know How to connect phone to TV in the coolest possible way then this video is a step by step Tasker Tutorial for Android to cast Youtube to your TV, but the same method could be used to get Tasker to cast to Google Home. In my example I am casting to Firestick, but you could flick your phone to cast to Fire TV recast, Nvidia Shield, Android TV set top boxes, or in fact any device that is capable of being cast to, and you can do so from any application on your phone.

This tutorial is in typical Paul Hibbert style so I will be explaining everything as I go to open you up to many more possibilities!

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Echo:
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US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ
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
CURTAIN TRACK MOTOR
Amazon
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DE: www.amazon.de/dp/B07HJ1LWZ8
FR: www.amazon.fr/dp/B07HJ1BYKM
IT: www.amazon.it/dp/B07HHZJ3FB
CONTROL YOUR TV AND INFRARED DEVICES CHEAP!
Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx
AISIRER WIFI PLUG SOCKET
UK: amzn.to/2MzlYWK
US: amzn.to/2xkWSWg
Soma Smarthome Blind motor: www.somasmarthome.com
ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME ENABLED LED LIGHT STRIP
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US: zemismart.com/led-strip_p0045.html
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How To Play Google Play Music On Alexa



If you’ve ever wanted to play Google Play music on your Echo Dot you will have discovered it’s impossible, until now! This method does not require any coding experience or a constantly running Raspberry Pi. All you need is a couple of applications installed from the Google Play app to handle requests from IFTTT and Google Play music installed on your Android phone.

There’ll never be an official Google Play Music Alexa Skill, but I’m not going to let that stop me 😉

This same method could also be applied to other music players and other Google apps to control them all using your Echo dot or other Amazon Echo device via IFTTT

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US: amzn.to/2BuN3YQ
BROADLINK RM Pro (And RF plugs)
Broadlink RM pro UK: amzn.to/2fBFyrg
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RF Plug sockets UK: amzn.to/2QBWT3K
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CURTAIN TRACK MOTOR
Amazon
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DE: www.amazon.de/dp/B07HJ1LWZ8
FR: www.amazon.fr/dp/B07HJ1BYKM
IT: www.amazon.it/dp/B07HHZJ3FB
CONTROL YOUR TV AND INFRARED DEVICES CHEAP!
Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
Broadlink RM mini 3 US: amzn.to/2JOJAdx
AISIRER WIFI PLUG SOCKET
UK: amzn.to/2MzlYWK
US: amzn.to/2xkWSWg
Soma Smarthome Blind motor: www.somasmarthome.com
ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME ENABLED LED LIGHT STRIP
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US: zemismart.com/led-strip_p0045.html
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Proscenic Robovac:
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Top 10 Things To Do With Alexa And Google Home 2019

This is the top 10 things to do with Alexa and Google Home in 2019. A look back at the coolest things we managed to get Google Assistant and The Amazon Echo to do this year.

If you’re new to my channel this is a handy list, if you’ve been following me for a while then maybe you missed a couple of these. Either way, enjoy my countdown of the top 10 things to do with Alexa and Google Home this year!

1 How to play your own music on Alexa and Google Home : www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpy8EvX7V7E
2 Control Netflix and Amazon prime video with Alexa: youtu.be/csIXsVPCRvY
3a Control your window blinds with Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Kit : www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUWimvBEeZc
3b Control your curtains with Alexa and Google Home : www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0I-y04Ases
4a How to change tv channels with Alexa : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGoYuUsq6U
4b How to change TV channels with Google Home : www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCVK9sTxxRk
5 How to control ceiling lights with Alexa and Google Home : www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M0Kf8s0mfE
6 Get Alexa to search Google instead of Bing : www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3LDKa-MNQ
7 How to control LED Strip Lights with Alexa and Google Home : www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPbfmS_9sA
8 Alexa welcome home message : www.youtube.com/watch?v=67KUs7cqja4
9 Alexa on a watch : www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r25J22wzRo
10 How to get Alexa to mop your floor : www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtYtddXMYJc
Check out the 2018 List (Top 10 Things To Do With Alexa 2018) here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCLM8o3fHfw

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RF Plug sockets UK: amzn.to/2QBWT3K
RF Plug sockets US: amzn.to/2PqU4xB
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Broadlink RM Mini 3 UK: amzn.to/2nFelnq
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AISIRER WIFI PLUG SOCKET
UK: amzn.to/2MzlYWK
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Soma Smarthome Blind motor: www.somasmarthome.com
ZEMISMART CURTAIN MOTOR:
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ZEMISMART MAINS DIMMER LIGHT SWITCH:
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ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME ENABLED LED LIGHT STRIP
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ENERGENIE SMART HOME
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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
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Echo Spot:
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Harmony Hub US: amzn.to/2Qs2md9

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

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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:
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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
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Energenie flush built in wall sockets (SEPARATE HUB PURCHASE REQUIRED!!): amzn.to/2IHbGUf

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
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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
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2.US: https://goo.gl/rSGLLT

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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:
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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
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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 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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Your Window Blinds Are Dumb. Make Them Smart In 10 minutes

This video is a review and tutorial for the Soma Smart Shades solar powered motor for Alexa and Apple Home kit. You can install it in under 10 minutes and it will work with any pulley blind including light curtains, roller blinds, roman blinds, venetian blinds and wooden blinds.

I’ve achieved this with my Amazon Echo Dot by installing the Soma Connect skill via the Alexa app and by using the additional Soma Connect hardware.

If you’d like to buy this motor and the accompanying hardware controller then please visit their shop at: www.somasmarthome.com

The Soma Connect is a simple and easy Smart Home solution, but it isn’t cheap. You are paying for the convenient 10 minute installation, the solar power aspect of it and the reliability of the product. If you’re looking for a cheaper (but more convoluted and hard wired) solution then check out my previous video for controlling roller blinds here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66CwQ6Qpj8

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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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:
UK: amzn.to/2OJkfjU
US: amzn.to/2MgGEUk

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Broadlink Alternative: Energenie Mi Home

The Broadlink RF functionality is STILL not working in the EU for Alexa or Google Home, so I’ve been on the hunt for Smart Home Broadlink alternatives until a fix for RF finally gives the EU back full functionality of RF plug sockets and RF light switches. If you’re looking for a Broadlink alternative then I may just have found something special. Question is, is it any good?

For under £90 the Energenie Mi home starter packs give you a smart home hub, 3 plug sockets, a light switch and a wireless ‘click’ switch. Energenie’s Mi home products are compatible with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT, so it’s high time I checked out the Energenie Smart Home Starter bundle.

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

Eneregenie starter kit UK: amzn.to/2pDrgI3
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Please note:

1. Infrared versus RF: Energenie doesn’t have the full functionality of the RM pro, it can’t control Infrared products, it isn’t a like for like alternative. If you’re looking for Infrared alternatives then hit me up on social media and I’ll give you my recommendations 😊

2. Can this control my existing RF stuff?: No, sadly not it’s all proprietary stuff, but a pack of 3 sockets is £25 so it’s still a really affordable replacement. I suppose it depends how much RF stuff you’ve got already but if you have a lot then there’s also this Sonoff product which controls most of my stuff (I couldn’t get it to learn my home easy light switches), but it will control most RF stuff… amzn.to/2QuCDNJ

3. Compatability: Energenie has 2 generations of smart home products. The first generation products are not controllable by the 2nd gen hub and vice versa, don’t accidentally buy 1st gen products for a 2nd gen hub!

4. Availability: Unfortunately Energenie aren’t widely available outside of the UK yet, though some products are for sale in other countries you will likely require an adaptor for your region.

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What Is Brief Mode And How do I Enable It?

So what is brief mode? Is it any good? How do I enable brief mode in the Alexa app? Brief mode has just been released in the UK, so it seemed like a good time to check it out. Is it worth it?

This is a typical Paul Hibbert tutorial, so you might want to mute your Amazon Echo before you watch 😉

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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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