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New Video – 5 ANNOYING Hue & Alexa Integration Issues (& How To Fix Them)

YouTube thumbnail for my 'Hue and Alexa integration issue' video, showing me looking annoyed in-front of an Echo and Hue bulb.

Whilst I like controlling my Hue smart lights through Alexa, there are some annoying integration issues between the two, which I explore in more detail in my new YouTube video: The timestamps of each issue in the video is: 0:36 – issue 1 – bulb/room naming confusion 3:56 – issue 2 – Alexa think there’s … Read more

New Video – How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording: 6 Simple Solutions

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To go alongside my ‘How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording‘ text guide, I have just finished recording a video guide for it too: (no Ring cameras were hurt in the filming of this video!) The six approaches are: Option 1 – use modes Option 2 – disable motion detection Option 3 – turn … Read more

New Video – Deta Doorbell to Ring Doorbell Pro – UK Wiring Guide

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Hey everyone, I’ve just published a new YouTube video covering how to switch from a Deta mains-voltage doorbell to a Ring Doorbell Pro (I had the Deta C3051, but the instructions are similar – if not the same – for some similar Deta models): If you prefer text, check out my accompanying written guide instead. … Read more

New Video – Ring Video Doorbell Pro: 4 Colored Faceplates

YouTube thumbnail for the Ring Doorbell Pro Faceplate video

I just published a new YouTube video. It’s a quick 4 minute video covering the four different faceplates that come with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro: silver, cream, dark bronze and black. I also show how to change these faceplates (it’s really easy): Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point here. I … Read more

New Video: Block ANNOYING songs on Alexa/Echo or Google Home

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Please check out my newest YouTube video, which looks at how you can stop specific songs from playing on any Amazon Alexa/Echo and Google Home device. This covers the two main methods discussed in an upcoming article on how to block certain songs on Echo and Google Home. Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from … Read more

New Video – Smart Thermostats Are Pointless (11 Reasons Why)!

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I have posted a new video on YouTube covering 11 reasons why I think that smart thermostats are pointless and can potentially be a waste of money, which is the video version of my ‘11 Reasons Why Smart Thermostats Are Pointless‘ article: Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point here. As you … Read more

New Video – How To Play Free Music (With Zero Ads) On Your Google Mini

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I have posted a new video on YouTube covering how to play free music (with zero ads) on a Google Mini/Google Nest Mini device, which is part of my ‘Does the Google Nest Mini Need a Subscription?‘ article: Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point here. I wanted to speak to you … Read more