SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

Wondertech Labs has created the SwitchBot Hub Plus to help you remotely control all your Infrared (IR) devices such as your Air Conditioner, TV, DVD player, Blue-Ray player, media box, Fireplace and so much more. It also uses Bluetooth-Low Energy (BLE) to act as a bridge between your appliances and Switchbots (SwitchBot, SwitchBot Meter and SwitchBot Curtain) and integrate to your smart home ecosystems (Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT). You can turn on the coffee maker or flip a switch with the SwitchBot. The SwitchBot Hub Plus gives you the versatility to take simple switches and appliance buttons and turn them into smart-home devices.… Read More SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has some interesting features that compete very well with the Nest Hub Max and make it a solid fixture for your smart home. However, in comparison to Amazon’s other models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8), the new Echo Show (2nd Gen) has a larger 10.1″ screen, bigger sound, and has a variety of communication protocols that make it easy to connect to your home automation devices. You don’t need another Zigbee hub; The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has it integrated within their smart display. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) also comes with a button to disconnect the camera and microphones for personal security.… Read More Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

Happy Thanksgiving from Automate Your Life

Here at Automate Your Life, we wanted to say Thank YOU, the automation community. You may not know it yet, but you’re an automater, not a hater. As you watch our videos on YouTube channel, you are helping us provide more relevant content for you and your community. Every time you read and share an article it also helps. But, we’re so thankful for the Community you are helping to build. You sign-in and share your thoughts, ideas, problems, and solutions. People are getting the support they need because of your contribution. Automate Your Life (AYL) wants to help you save your time and money so that you can spend more of it on your passion, your family, and your loved ones.… Read More Happy Thanksgiving from Automate Your Life

Move Music or Video to Other Devices with Google Stream Transfer

Google says that you can move your music and video streams between devices. Google Stream Transfer allows you to play music from one speaker, then ask “Ok, Google, move the music to the family room speaker.” In the meantime, Google has said that you can use the same feature to move your YouTube video stream to other displays in the Google Home environment.… Read More Move Music or Video to Other Devices with Google Stream Transfer