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I picked original, but now after consideration, I would pick Dot and a good hard wired powered stereo speaker set for best sound and most versatility.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Dying Echo or one time glitch?
« Last post by iolinux333 on June 22, 2018, 01:07:09 am »
End of life cycle? Solid State was supposed to live forever.

I have a 68 year old am/fm tube radio that has never had the back off, is completely original, and still works perfectly.

End of life cycle my butt.

The giant corps and govs have us over a barrel.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / ZWave hub for use with Echo
« Last post by Yarrenbool on June 21, 2018, 08:06:53 pm »
Are there any other ZWave hubs, besides the SmartThings Hub, to enable using ZWave modules with Echo Plus and Echo.

Iím switching from HomeSeer/Windows using a lot of ZWave switches, plugs, and sensors to Amazon/Echo. I purchased the SmartThings Hub and tried it with both the iOS apps SmartThings publishes.  All I can say is both their iOS app definitely deserved the incredible number of one-star reviews on the app-store. Neither of the apps support any of the 4 or 5 brands of ZWave modules I own, and neither include a generic option. Registration was very buggy and still only is usable in one of the apps.

So, in desperate search of a different, more reliable, ZWave hub for use with Echo.
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Hi everyone!

I am looking for users of smart personal assistants who would be willing to share their experience (short interview over e.g. Skype, Facetime, etc) about how they use their device(s) (why you got it, what problems and concerns you have with it, how you actually use it).

Participation is voluntary and your responses will be treated anonymously.
I would be excited to hear from you (in this thread, per PM or over saba.brause@oii.ox.ac.uk) !

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About me :
I am Saba and I am doing these interviews for my master thesis at the University of Oxford (MSc in Social Science of the Internet, supervisor : Dr. Grant Blank). I am looking forward to hear from you !
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I have SPot, SHow, Dots and Echoes.

Spot is for bedroom.  replaced my late 1980's red LED alarm clock

Show is for kitchen.  Recipes and timers are handy to see on the screen.

Echo is for rooms where people will be, like the living room.

Dot is for less populated rooms, like the garage, master bath, my office

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Echo Technical Support / Re: How to talk to Alexa on my phone
« Last post by asianrocker on June 21, 2018, 12:05:45 pm »
make sure you update your alexa app. Normally you open the app and there's an icon you press. Now though once you launch the app and even when you closed it, the alexa icon stays in the background and you can access it anytime.

It's not mic it's a  like a circle alexa icon.
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I only own 1 and it's enough for me. The orig echo.  I google the edition one so it's basically echo on different colors?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: where do you want to put echo spot?
« Last post by asianrocker on June 21, 2018, 11:53:54 am »
I vote for nowhere.  ;D
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:)Welcome to vote!
Since we have Echo, Tap, and Echo Show the survey isn't relevant to us.  Like all the devices.
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Echo Technical Support / Configuring Alexa for drop in.
« Last post by David C on June 21, 2018, 10:55:46 am »
The instructions I have say to select the message button in the alexa app and follow the instructions. However there are no instructions for setting up the phone number.

Again there are probably settings that are not correct somewhere.

Thanks for any help you can give.

David C
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