It’s time to set up your brand new Google Home speaker and voice assistant. This device is quite accessible for most users, from playing music to reading books to controlling your smart home devices — and all you need to do to get the attention of Google Assistant is to say “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google.”
The Alexa app allows you to change the ‘wake word’ from Alexa to one of three alternatives. Here’s how you can change Alexa’s name to Amazon, Echo or Computer.
With Echo Connect and a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your home phone service—all you have to do is ask. Because Echo Connect uses your home phone number, either landline or VoIP, friends and family recognize the call. Answer your home phone on your Echo from across the room, so you can easily talk to anyone hands-free when you’re busy making dinner or away from the phone.
For someone who is blind or visually impaired, using a phone can present some challenges. Thankfully there are ways to dial a phone call without your sight, and even laws to ensure those with disabilities get equal access to telecommunications services.
Before we get started, you first must allowed the HomePod access to Contacts, Messages, Reminders, and Notes in the initial pairing process in order to ask Siri to do the commands in this guide.
Google Assistant can control some aspects of your phone by voice alone. The trick, like in setting your phone’s maximum or minimum brightness, is knowing the right thing to say.
AirPods are designed to work with an iPhone with Apple’s proprietary features, but in my opinion they are also the best bluetooth earbuds for my Pixel XL phone. They fit well in my ears and sound better than my previous bluetooth earbuds, and come with a tiny charging case.
In iOS 11, there’s a cool new feature to let you easily share your Wi-Fi password with a contact. The devices need to be on iOS 11, you and your guest need to have each other listed as contacts in the Contacts app.
Whether you’ve got Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 speakers, we will show you how to install a Sonos system. The Sonos app has been accessible for blind and low vision users for as far as I can remember with great support if needed. When you’re setting up a speaker for the first time, these are the steps you’ll need to take.