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Why Your Amazon Echo Has SSL Certificate Errors (& How To Fix)

An Echo Show showing the Wi Fi signal strength and other details

SSL certificates are one of the most important safety advances of the modern internet, but they also cause a lot of connection problems for smart technology. If your Amazon Echo Show has an SSL certificate error, what should you do? The first thing you should do is update your Amazon Echo Show as well as … Read more

Newsletter (26th Aug 22): Smart Home News (& History’s Being Made!)

YouTube thumbail showing me partying with the text Hue Labs plus Alexa Routines equals PARTY

(This newsletter was sent on 26th August 2022, to the first 50 subscribers to our newly-launched newsletter.) Welcome to the FIRST EVER* Smart Home Point Newsletter (* Do you feel honored to be one of the first 50 subscribers?!) Today’s newsletter will be shorter-than-average – it is mainly a ‘hello’, and to say thanks for … Read more

Echo Show Song Lyrics Not Showing Or Being Really Buggy

A song playing on an Amazon Echo Show with the Lyrics button at the bottom

Amazon Echo Show is a great piece of smart tech when it comes to listening to your favorite tunes, but what should you do if it’s being not-so-great when it comes to displaying lyrics? Lyrics might not be showing on your Amazon Echo Show because of a software bug that you can fix by resetting … Read more

Live View on the Echo Show: Which Camera Has the Best Support?

Echo Show waiting for Wyze

Amazon’s Echo Show is a great tool for the smart home. Being able to see your camera footage live on the Show is just one perk of having one. By connecting it to your smart cameras, you can see exactly what’s going on with each of your cameras. However, each brand of smart camera works … Read more

Echo Show For Video Calls: Skype, Zoom and More

The Echo Show camera lens

The Echo Show product line packs a tech-punch in terms of features: The Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 offer portability—and 2020’s Echo Show 10 is, more or less, a room-filling entertainment system. Whichever way you roll, you’ll find most of the features the Amazon Alexa platform has to offer. This said, the … Read more

Make YouTube Kid-Safe On The Amazon Echo Show (A Simple Tutorial Guide) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me doing thumbs up sign with YouTube Kids enabled on an Amazon Echo Show

The Echo Show is a great touchscreen-enabled product from Amazon, but it also makes it a little bit too easy for children to freely surf YouTube – potentially accessing inappropriate videos. Therefore I went looking for makes on how to child-proof the YouTube installed on the Echo Show, and this video covers everything you need … Read more

How To Disable YouTube & Enable YouTube Kids On Echo Shows

Removing the YouTube bookmark on an Amazon Echo Show device

The touchscreen-enabled Amazon Echos (the Echo Shows) are really useful devices, giving easy access to smart home management, playing music – and YouTube. You can just say “Alexa, open YouTube” and you have instant access to over a billion videos. Awesome. Unless, of course, you sometimes put YouTube on for your children – and they … Read more

Your Amazon Echo Show Has A Solid Orange Bar? How To Fix This

An Echo Show 8 with an orange line showing a connection error

It’s always tough when a new error light pops up on your favorite device. However, it gets even tougher when there is conflicting information about how to fix the problem. Let’s settle once and for all how you can fix the orange bar on an Amazon Echo Show. The solid orange bar on your Amazon … Read more